Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and dispersants lingering in the Gulf

April 21, 2015 by  
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As we mark the fifth anniversary of the explosion that rocked the Deepwater Horizon rig, claiming 11 lives and sparking a 87 day-long, 200-million-gallon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, studies continue to reveal the devastating impact of the oil—and dispersants used in clean up—on marine life. Recent reports show that the dispersants were more damaging to corals than the oil itself, and continue to diminish shellfish and sea turtle populations, while large questions loom over the ongoing unexplained deaths of dolphins along the Gulf Coast. And, as the NRDC points out, it will take years, if not decades longer to fully understand the effects of the disaster. Read the rest of Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and dispersants lingering in the Gulf Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bird death oil , deepwater horizon , Dolphin Deaths , dolphin gulf of mexico , environmental disaster , gulf of mexico , macondo well , oil drilling , oil droplets , oil gulf of mexico , oil slick , oil spill , sea bed , sea floor , tar mat

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Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and dispersants lingering in the Gulf

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