Deepwater Horizon Still Plagues the Health of Children a Decade Later

OneZero discusses how the Deepwater Horizon Still Plagues the Health of Children a Decade Later. Research says children suffered physical and mental health as a result of the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Google Image search of “Deepwater Horizon aftermath” brings up an onslaught of sludge — pictures of animalsdetritus, and large swaths of the Gulf of Mexico covered in crude oil. Since the massive BP-operated drilling rig exploded and led to a months-long oil spill in 2010, the area has seen massive losses to marine life, the generation of at least 35,000 tons of spill-related solid waste, and oil covering over 57,000 square miles of the Gulf.

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