Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean-up, 2010

Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean-up, 2010

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Credit: U.S COAST GUARD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean-up. Worker cleaning up oily waste on Elmer's Island, Grand Isle, Louisiana. Hundreds of workers are cleaning up oil that has reached the shore a month after the explosion of the offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon. 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 21st May 2010.

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