Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Iconic Shot: The Gulf

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Despite warnings from platform workers and supervisors going back to March, the Deepwater Horizon oil drill rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico (28° 44.20' North 88° 23.23' West) at approximately 9:45 a.m. CST on Tuesday, April 20, 2010.  The well eventually sunk, causing not only the largest oil spill ever, but the most damaging environmental catastrophe in U.S. history.

Spewing upwards of 60,000 barrels (2.5 million gallons) for each of the past 64 days, this is what the shores of Orange Beach, Alabama -- a place I know well -- are beginning to look like at this very moment.

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