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Oil Spill Crisis Map Initial Analysis and Review

On Tuesday, April 20th, BP’s offshore oil rig known as the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing eleven workers and sending dozens more diving for their lives into the sea. The blaze was only extinguished when the rig sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Earth Day – two days later. Over 200 million gallons of oil were spilled in the months that followed. The BP Oil Spill is now known as the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The disaster has devastating economic and social implications as well.

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