U.S COAST GUARD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY U.S COAST GUARD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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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