One year after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig spewed 206 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the US is preparing to mark the anniversary of what has since been called the worst oil spill in history.
AP - It was the catastrophe that seemed to crush a way of life, an oil rig exploding in the darkness and plunging the Gulf Coast and its people into months of chaos.
One year after America’s worst offshore oil spill began, solemn ceremonies will mark the disaster Wednesday and underscore the delicate healing that is only now taking shape. Oil still occasionally rolls up on beaches in the form of tar balls, and fishermen face an uncertain future.
A look back on the Gulf oil spill
BP oil spill in Gulf of Mexico
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Date created : 2011-04-20