From Real Coastal Warriors: After 200 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the government and #BP cleanup crews mysteriously had trouble locating all of it. Now, a new study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Jeff Chanton finds that some 6 million to 10 million gallons are buried in the sediment on the Gulf floor, about 62 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta. Read full details here: http://tinyurl.com/BPLIEDOILSTILLHERE (h/t Trisha Springstead)
Four years ago, an oil rig owned by BP exploded off the Louisiana coast—causing one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history. The oil flowed all the way to Florida’s western panhandle, causing tourists to flee and businesses to dry up. Now tourism is back and the money is flowing again—but the oil remains.