For Chesapeake Shuckers, Gulf Spill Means World No Longer Their Oyster

"WEEMS, VA. -- The nearest glob of leaked oil is more than 800 miles away from this spot, where low buildings and the tang of dead shellfish hug a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.

But for all the crying that BP's spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused at W.E. Kellum seafood, it may as well be seeping under the door.

'It's no more work. It's all over,' said Margaret Yerby, 77, who has shucked oysters at the plant since Harry S. Truman was president. It feels, she said, 'like the world's going to stop still.'"

David A. Fahrenthold reports for the Washington Post July 2, 2010.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010