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Seven years ago today the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill devastated the gulf coast.
And on the day before the anniversary, Mississippi received approval for nearly $50 million dollars in restoration projects related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The state department of environmental quality announced that approval came from the gulf coast ecosystem restoration council.
The state intends to spend $45 million to improve the quality of water along the gulf coast.
It also intends to spend $3.5 million improving oyster reefs near Pascagoula and $1.3 million for restoration planning.
The money comes from a portion of clean water act penalties paid by BP who has been named responsible for the Deepwater Horizon Spill.

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