Assessing the damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been a challenge. The location of two million barrels of submerged oil thought to be trapped in the deep ocean remains an unsolved part of the puzzle.
Easter Sunday will mark the fourth anniversary of the BP oil well blowout in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform died and almost five million barrels of oil poured into the Gulf from the Macondo well for 87 days.
A federal judge on April 3 dismissed all remaining claims against the company that made a key safety device for the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, killing 11 workers and leading to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.