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An interactive look that includes a grading system of the Gulf's environment a year later; an analysis of how BP handled the crisis; videographics exploring the causes and effects of the spill; and video pieces on life for Gulf residents a year later.
It has been 100 days since an explosion tore apart the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform. That event unleashed a gush of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating an environmental catastrophe and forever altering life along these shores. (July 28)
NEW ORLEANS | Hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil are being allowed to spew into the fouled waters of the Gulf of Mexico while BP engineers prepare to install a new containment system they hope will catch it all in the coming days.
LONDON | Even as oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, BP chief executive Tony Hayward took some time off to attend one of the yacht racing world's biggest events off England's Isle of Wight.
WASHINGTON | After meeting with top BP officials, President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that the oil giant has agreed to set aside an initial $20 billion to pay the victims of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, calling it "an important step toward making the people of the Gulf Coas…
WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama is offering condolences to relatives of the 11 workers who were killed when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
WASHINGTON | Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday the oil spill containment operation in the Gulf of Mexico is now catching up to 630,000 gallons a day and that the amount could nearly double by next week as processing of the captured oil is expanded.
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