Gulf of Mexico oil spill response, 2010

Gulf of Mexico oil spill response, 2010

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Credit: U.S COAST GUARD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gulf of Mexico oil spill, 2010. Workers reeling in deflection booms after a controlled burn of the oil spill caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico 20th April 2010. Over five thousand barrels of oil a day leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, 80 kilometres from the coast of Louisiana, USA, harming local wildlife and fishing industries. Photographed on the 7th May, 2010.

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