LEAN Looks at Deepwater Horizon 10 years ago

From Marylee Orr , Executive Director of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network –

“On this anniversary, our hearts go out to the 11 men whose lives were lost on the Deepwater Horizon 10 years ago and to all those we have lost in the current Covid-19 pandemic. May our society learn and grow and be better due to these tragedies.”

10th anniversary report: TEN YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON – Whistleblowers Continue to Suffer an Unending Medical Nightmare Triggered by Corexit – [PDF]

 

The Dead Dolphins and the Deepwater Horizon Explosion

The Big Wobble The Deepwater Horizon Explosion in 2010 is thought to be responsible for record amounts of dead dolphins washing up along the Gulf of Mexico

“The area where the Dolphins have shown an increase of deaths includes the area where the Deepwater Horizon Explosion impacted the gulf in 2010.”

Slow-Mo oil spill in the Gulf going on for 14 YEARS

Oil spill in Gulf has been quietly spewing for 14 years, could be one of worst ever in US

” . . . During Hurricane Ivan, an oil-production platform owned by Taylor Energy sank roughly 12 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Since then, the [Washington] Post reports, between 300 and 700 barrels of oil have been leaking from the surrounding underwater wells each day, and could rival one of the worse environmental disaster in U.S. history — the 168 million-gallon BP Deepwater Horizon spill.

Widespread Land Loss On US Gulf Coast From BP Oil Spill

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Hurricane Katrina Gulf of Mexico 2005

Wetlands and barrier islands provide protection from the strong winds and storm surges of hurricanes. It is estimated that every 2.7 miles of wetlands reduces a storm surge by one foot. As erosion continues, and wetlands turn to open water, their ability to decrease approaching storm surges decreases and the risk of catastrophic loss of life and property from hurricanes is greatly increased.” https://www2.southeastern.edu/orgs/oilspill/wetlands.html

Study Finds Widespread Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill
Nov. 17, 2016

2010 photo of a shoreline in Bay Jimmy, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, impacted by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Oil weakens and kills vegetation, leading to the loss of roots that help hold soil together.
Credits: Bruce A. Davis, Department of Homeland Security

Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss is revealed in new NASA/U.S. Geological Survey annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands where the coastline was most…

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