The offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon burns in the Gulf of Mexico shortly before it sank April 22, 2010. | Photo courtesy Jon T. Fritz/MCT
An oil-soaked bird struggles against the side of a supply vessel May 9, 2010, at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. | /AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
A containment device waits to be lowered May 6, 2010 into the water at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/MCT) |
Workers clean oil residue form the rocks that form a jetty protecting a Gulfport, Mississippi, boat ramp as Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announces his plan for Gulf Coast restoration. (Amanda McCoy/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT) | AMANDA McCOY/Amanda McCoy/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT
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