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
- Spanish court acquits accused in Prestige oil spill
- BP’s vain efforts to stem the oil leak
- BP wrestles containment cap onto ruptured oil well
- BP cuts off leaking oil pipe in latest bid to stem leak
- Twitter spoof leads anti-BP campaign
- BP resumes effort to plug leak as slick threatens Florida
- Fitch downgrade adds to pressure on BP
- New BP bid to contain spill hits snag as slick approaches Florida
- Obama pledges new US energy bill to end fossil fuel dependence
- BP in new attempt to curb spill as US probe drags shares further down
- US launches criminal probe into BP oil spill
- Obama to meet oil spill commission as slick spreads
- BP shares plunge 15% as oil spill costs soar
- Obama defends government response to oil spill
- BP spill eclipses 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster
- Chemical dispersant adds to 'toxic soup', says Cousteau Jr.
- Oil 'stops leaking' from damaged BP well
- BP continues 'top kill' operation in bid to stem oil leak
Date created : 2011-04-20