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Big Oil: Five years after Deepwater Horizon

 Street Roots - USA 04 May 2019

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April, 2010 was one of the worst environmental disasters in US history. The explosion on petroleum giant BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 workers, and released around 200 million gallons of crude oil into the sea. Five years on, BP, which has already been fined for its “grossly negligent” role in the disaster, now faces potential lawsuits from oil spill clean-up workers on medical grounds. Oil-industry expert Antonia Juhasz speaks to Street Roots about the BP oil spill, why the company must be held to account and where the industry stands now. (2649 Words) - By Emily Green

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A man holds a plastic bag with oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill south of Freemason Island, Louisiana May 7, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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Oil-industry expert Antonia Juhasz at the BP (British Petroleum) Deepwater Horizon oil rig site.Credit: Antonia Juhasz/Street Roots

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Biologist Tony Vidrine of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries approaches a beach impacted by oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill near Grand Isle, Louisiana June 12, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Lee Celano

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Louisiana is building sand berms, like this one in the Chandeleur Islands, in an attempt to keep oil from reaching barrier islands. Photo Erika Blumenfeld/IPS


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