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U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Robert Papp speaks during a news conference Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. He said his agency is ready for Arctic offshore drilling and a worst-case scenario spill. He visited Alaska this week with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

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Admiral confident in Coast Guard Arctic readiness

Lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico have helped the Coast Guard prepare for possible oil spills in the Arctic Ocean, the commandant of the agency said Wednesday.

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