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BP: 'Active' shore clean-up of oil ends in La.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, BP has ended its "active" cleanup of Louisiana's coast.

The company says the Coast Guard ended patrols Tuesday of the final three miles of affected shoreline in Louisiana. The move completes a cleanup operation that ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi last June.

BP executive Laura Folse says even though the cleanup has ended, the company will keep resources in place to respond quickly if more oil is identified and requires removal. The Coast Guard will be in charge of monitoring Louisiana's coast and deciding whether to order further cleanup.

Folse says BP has spent more than $14 billion and more than 70 million personnel hours on response since the accident happened.

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