Nightly News | April 18, 2011
>>> few moments. i thought we'd talk to anne thompson our chief environmentalcorrespo ndent. you could have had your mail delivered down here you were so much in 2010 . can you still see the oil? can you find the oil a year later?
>> if you know where to look, yes. we were down where i stuck a shovel into the marsh, and just the turned over a shovel full of the muck, and there was the oil underneath. it's still here. it's not out in the ocean or big rivers, but it's still here.
>> every time you stir it it up, rev the prop on a boat, whatever, it's right there underneath the surface. creates plumes and gets it upset all over again. speaking of all over again, what's the potential, god forbid , a thousand times that we're looking at another disaster offshore?
>> experts stay it could happen. the government imposed new safety regulations , but you can't eliminate it. getting oil from deep water is a dangerous business, and it's a risky business . you can reduce the risk, but ut can't get rid of it it altogether. it's the price we pay for getting oil out of the water.
>> anne thompson , one of the heros of our coverage of the spill this past year.