Another oyster company falls victim to BP spill

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Ameripure Oyster Company knew of the massive oil spill in the Gulf, but did not foresee the plant closing down.

The 125 million gallons of oil pouring into the sea ruined the oyster beds of Ameripure. Now the plant will close indefinitely.

Nicole Gibson has worked in this plant for 11 years and is left asking many questions.

“What are we going to do now? How are we going to provide for our family,” Gibson said.

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John Tesvich is in tears as he tells employees that the business must shut its doors.

“We have a good company here and we hope to be able to get back to where we were. It’s an unknown now,” Tesvich said.

Pat Fahey and John Tesvich opened the Louisiana business 15 years ago in a basement. Ameripure sends its oysters to more than 400 Red Lobsters and several other restaurants throughout the country.