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In pictures: BP's oil disaster, two years on
On the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, we look at the devastation wrought upon the Gulf of Mexico.
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2012 15:41


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
On April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, causing 4.9 million barrels of oil to gush into the Gulf of Mexico over an 87-day period, causing the largest environmental disaster in US history


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Some 75,000 clean-up workers and volunteers struggled to keep the oil from reaching the coast and Louisiana's fragile marshlands. Many scientists believe that between 75 and 90 per cent of BP's oil remains submerged underwater, due to the use of 1.9 million gallons of chemical dispersants


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Thousands of out-of-work fishermen participated in BP's so-called Vessels Of Opportunity (VOO) programme, where they worked placing oil boom and skimming oil


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Shrimp boats were outfitted with oil boom and skimming equipment and sent to clean up the oil. However, VOO workers told Al Jazeera that when oil locations were called in to the Coast Guard, clean-up crews were told to leave the area and planes would arrive to apply dispersants


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Booming operations were often futile, due to tides, winds, and improper booming operations. Studies are currently underway to determine how much of Louisiana's fragile marsh was destroyed after BP's oil disaster


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
The Gulf Coast is a prime summer tourist destination, and during the summer of the BP oil disaster, tourists arrived to find most beaches still open, in spite of the ongoing clean-up efforts


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Many Gulf Coast residents accused BP clean-up crews of working at night to clean the oiled beaches in order to deliberately bury tar balls and oil mats that washed ashore so that the beaches would be clean for the tourist season during the day


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Gulf Coast residents of Grand Isle displayed signs like these for more than a year, showing their anger at both BP and the clean-up operations


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Gulf Coast residents, enraged by state and federal governments handling of emerging health issues, financial crises within the fishing communities and the ongoing washing up of oil, held many rallies at state capitol in Baton Rouge


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Regional scientists are deeply concerned about oil that is seeping less than 15km from BP's Macondo well, and Al Jazeera spotted this oil seep on two flyovers in September 2011 and again in February 2012


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Giant submerged tar matts, some 100m by 500m, continue to be exposed on Louisiana beaches, particularly after tropical storms move through the area


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Biological oceanographer Ed Cake believes we are still in the short-term impact stage of the disaster. "I will not be alive to see the Gulf of Mexico recover," he said. "Without funding and serious commitment, these things will not come back to pre-April 2010 levels for decades"


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
The Centre for Biological Diversity estimates that "approximately 6,000 sea turtles, 26,000 dolphins and whales, 82,000 birds, and countless fish and invertebrates may have been harmed by the disaster"


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
A VOO worker, on condition of anonymity, showed Al Jazeera a small sample of several tons of oil-soaked marsh he had sucked up into plastic containers on his boat


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
This "tar log", found in Mississippi some 18 months after BP's well was capped, was shown to Coast Guards at a contingency meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi. Officials have announced that the same methods would again be used for dealing with future spills, including the use of dispersants


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Mississippi resident Charles Taylor told Coast Guard officials: "I've had bloody diarrhoea for 45 days, I'm anaemic, dehydrated and have ethylbenzene, m,p-Xylene and methelpentates in my blood." Officials did not address his health concerns at the meeting


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Litigation against BP continues, both as class actions and private lawsuits, despite the oil giant having already settled some cases totalling $7.8bn


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Fishermen along the Gulf Coast told Al Jazeera that catches are between 20 to 90 per cent less than normal, depending on species and area. Vietnamese shrimpers in Mississippi, however, continue to maintain their boats with hopes for the next shrimping season


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Seafood vendor Henry Poynot, owner of Big Fisherman Seafoods in New Orleans, told Al Jazeera that people are buying less seafood than ever, a situation he blames on the BP oil disaster


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
Many scientists, fishermen and ecologists blame chemicals from BP's oil and dispersants for a growing number of seafood deformities and mutations, such as these eyeless shrimp, caught in Louisiana's Barataria Bay in September 2011


Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
In March 2012, Macondo area Coast Guard Captain Jonathan Burton told Al Jazeera that in the event of another huge oil disaster in the area, the same three response methods will be used: skimming, burning, and dispersing the oil [Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera]



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In pictures: BP's oil disaster, two years onhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-onOn the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, we take a look at the devastation wrought upon the Gulf of Mexicoen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:37:30 GMTFri, 20 Apr 2012 20:35:04 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=01RfccP61JecoOn April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, causing 4.9 million barrels of oil to gush into the Gulf of Mexico over an 87-day period, causing the largest environmental disaster in US historyFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=01RfccP61JecoErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesOn April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, causing 4.9 million barrels of oil to gush into the Gulf of Mexico over an 87-day period, causing the largest environmental disaster in US history http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=03Bhdy24vFgRzAs many as 75,000 clean-up workers and volunteers struggled to keep the oil from reaching the coast and Louisiana's fragile marshlands. Many scientists believe that between 75 and 90 per cent of BP's oil remains submerged in the Gulf of Mexico, due to BP's use of 1.9 million gallons of chemical dispersantsFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=03Bhdy24vFgRzErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAs many as 75,000 clean-up workers and volunteers struggled to keep the oil from reaching the coast and Louisiana's fragile marshlands. Many scientists believe that between 75 and 90 per cent of BP's oil remains submerged in the Gulf of Mexico, due to BP's use of 1.9 million gallons of chemical dispersants http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=00lFbwD1349OeThousands of out-of-work fishermen participated in BP's so-called Vessels Of Opportunity (VOO) programme, where they worked placing oil boom and skimming oilFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=00lFbwD1349OeErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThousands of out-of-work fishermen participated in BP's so-called Vessels Of Opportunity (VOO) programme, where they worked placing oil boom and skimming oil http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=04FV2uweOsd6VShrimp boats were outfitted with oil boom and skimming equipment and sent out to clean up the oil. However, many VOO workers told Al Jazeera that when the oil location coordinates were called in to the Coast Guard, the clean-up crews were then told to leave the area and planes would arrive to apply dispersantsFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=04FV2uweOsd6VErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesShrimp boats were outfitted with oil boom and skimming equipment and sent out to clean up the oil. However, many VOO workers told Al Jazeera that when the oil location coordinates were called in to the Coast Guard, the clean-up crews were then told to leave the area and planes would arrive to apply dispersants http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=04gc6Vy8d8bP0Booming operations were often futile, due to tides, winds, and improper booming operations. Studies are currently underway to determine how much of Louisiana's fragile marsh was destroyed after BP's oil disaster Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=04gc6Vy8d8bP0Erika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesBooming operations were often futile, due to tides, winds, and improper booming operations. Studies are currently underway to determine how much of Louisiana's fragile marsh was destroyed after BP's oil disaster http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0emMbmi6r820TThe Gulf Coast is a prime summer tourist destination, and during the summer of the BP oil disaster, tourists arrived to find most beaches still open, in spite of the ongoing clean-up effortsFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0emMbmi6r820TErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe Gulf Coast is a prime summer tourist destination, and during the summer of the BP oil disaster, tourists arrived to find most beaches still open, in spite of the ongoing clean-up efforts http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=07yz1gufLseQUMany Gulf Coast residents accused BP clean-up crews of working at night to clean the oiled beaches in order to deliberately bury tar balls and oil mats that washed ashore so that the beaches would be clean for the tourist season during the dayFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=07yz1gufLseQUErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMany Gulf Coast residents accused BP clean-up crews of working at night to clean the oiled beaches in order to deliberately bury tar balls and oil mats that washed ashore so that the beaches would be clean for the tourist season during the day http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=087s0NGcYP4bLGulf Coast residents of Grand Isle displayed signs like these for more than a year, showing their anger at both BP and the clean-up operations Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=087s0NGcYP4bLErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesGulf Coast residents of Grand Isle displayed signs like these for more than a year, showing their anger at both BP and the clean-up operations http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0c7c9IJ88v3uVGulf Coast residents, enraged by state and federal governments handling of emerging health issues, financial crises within the fishing communities and the ongoing washing up of oil, held many rallies at state capitol in Baton RougeFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0c7c9IJ88v3uVErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesGulf Coast residents, enraged by state and federal governments handling of emerging health issues, financial crises within the fishing communities and the ongoing washing up of oil, held many rallies at state capitol in Baton Rouge http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0ePabFp9CB27PRegional scientists are deeply concerned about oil that is seeping less than 15km from BP's Macondo well, and Al Jazeera spotted this oil seep on two flyovers in September 2011 and again in February 2012Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0ePabFp9CB27PErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesRegional scientists are deeply concerned about oil that is seeping less than 15km from BP's Macondo well, and Al Jazeera spotted this oil seep on two flyovers in September 2011 and again in February 2012 http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=08SweVo7Kv40gGiant submerged tar matts, some 100m by 500m, continue to be exposed on Louisiana beaches, particularly after tropical storms move through the area Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=08SweVo7Kv40gErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesGiant submerged tar matts, some 100m by 500m, continue to be exposed on Louisiana beaches, particularly after tropical storms move through the area http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0cvHgS0f0034iEd Cake, a biological oceanographer, as well as a marine and oyster biologist, believes we are still in the short-term impact stage of BP's oil disaster. "I will not be alive to see the Gulf of Mexico recover," Cake told Al Jazeera. "Without funding and serious commitment, these things will not come back to pre-April 2010 levels for decades"Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0cvHgS0f0034iErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesEd Cake, a biological oceanographer, as well as a marine and oyster biologist, believes we are still in the short-term impact stage of BP's oil disaster. "I will not be alive to see the Gulf of Mexico recover," Cake told Al Jazeera. "Without funding and serious commitment, these things will not come back to pre-April 2010 levels for decades" http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0dlx9Hfe962cxThe Centre for Biological Diversity estimates that "approximately 6,000 sea turtles, 26,000 dolphins and whales, 82,000 birds, and countless fish and invertebrates may have been harmed by the disaster"Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0dlx9Hfe962cxErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe Centre for Biological Diversity estimates that "approximately 6,000 sea turtles, 26,000 dolphins and whales, 82,000 birds, and countless fish and invertebrates may have been harmed by the disaster" http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0cjE0z81xrdJlA VOO worker, on condition of anonymity, showed Al Jazeera a small sample of several tons of oil-soaked marsh he had sucked up into plastic containers on his boatFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0cjE0z81xrdJlErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesA VOO worker, on condition of anonymity, showed Al Jazeera a small sample of several tons of oil-soaked marsh he had sucked up into plastic containers on his boat http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=00hn4Ek7fM6dKThis "tar log", found in Mississippi approximately one and a half years after BP's well was capped, was shown to Coast Guard members at a Coast Guard contingency meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi. The Coast Guard has announced that the same methods used to respond to BP's disaster will be used for responding to future oil spills, including use of dispersantsFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=00hn4Ek7fM6dKErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThis "tar log", found in Mississippi approximately one and a half years after BP's well was capped, was shown to Coast Guard members at a Coast Guard contingency meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi. The Coast Guard has announced that the same methods used to respond to BP's disaster will be used for responding to future oil spills, including use of dispersants http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=06ZReY8aAj0SZThe US Coast Guard held an Area Contingency Plan meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi, in September 2011 to discuss the lessons of the BP disaster of which health concerns was a topic. Charles Taylor announced: "I've had bloody diarrhoea nonstop for 45 days, I'm anemic and dehydrated. I've had VOC tests done and have ethylbenzene, m,p-Xylene, and methelpentates in my blood." None of the Coast Guard personnel would address Taylor's concerns, saying that the purpose of the meeting was not to discuss BPFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=06ZReY8aAj0SZErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe US Coast Guard held an Area Contingency Plan meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi, in September 2011 to discuss the lessons of the BP disaster of which health concerns was a topic. Charles Taylor announced: "I've had bloody diarrhoea nonstop for 45 days, I'm anemic and dehydrated. I've had VOC tests done and have ethylbenzene, m,p-Xylene, and methelpentates in my blood." None of the Coast Guard personnel would address Taylor's concerns, saying that the purpose of the meeting was not to discuss BP http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0elWcwRenyePYLitigation against BP continues, both as class actions and private lawsuits, despite the oil giant having already settled some cases totalling $7.8bnFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0elWcwRenyePYErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesLitigation against BP continues, both as class actions and private lawsuits, despite the oil giant having already settled some cases totalling $7.8bn http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=087ifzWgZOfiHMembers of the fishing industry across the disaster zones of the Gulf Coast told Al Jazeera that catches are between 20 to 90 per cent less than normal, depending on species and area. Fishermen, such as Vietnamese shrimpers in Mississippi, continue to maintain their boats and hope that the next shrimping season will prove better than the previousFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=087ifzWgZOfiHErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMembers of the fishing industry across the disaster zones of the Gulf Coast told Al Jazeera that catches are between 20 to 90 per cent less than normal, depending on species and area. Fishermen, such as Vietnamese shrimpers in Mississippi, continue to maintain their boats and hope that the next shrimping season will prove better than the previous http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0cob12x9G12bxSeafood vendor Henry Poynot, owner of Big Fisherman Seafoods in New Orleans, told Al Jazeera that people are buying less seafood than ever, a situation he blames on the BP oil disasterFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0cob12x9G12bxErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesSeafood vendor Henry Poynot, owner of Big Fisherman Seafoods in New Orleans, told Al Jazeera that people are buying less seafood than ever, a situation he blames on the BP oil disaster http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0e9GamF81v0TUMany scientists, fishermen and environmentalists are blaming chemicals from BP's oil and toxic dispersants on a growing number of seafood deformities, mutations, and malformations, like these eyeless shrimp caught outside Louisiana's Barataria Bay in September 2011. These are three shrimp from a catch of 400lbs that were all eyeless, according to the shrimper who caught themFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0e9GamF81v0TUErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMany scientists, fishermen and environmentalists are blaming chemicals from BP's oil and toxic dispersants on a growing number of seafood deformities, mutations, and malformations, like these eyeless shrimp caught outside Louisiana's Barataria Bay in September 2011. These are three shrimp from a catch of 400lbs that were all eyeless, according to the shrimper who caught them http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0g5575c2Iv8TsIn March 2012, Coast Guard Captain Jonathan Burton, the Federal on-scene Incident Commander, in charge of the sector where BP's Macondo well is located, told Al Jazeera that in the event of another huge oil disaster in the area, the same three response methods would be used: skimming, burning, and dispersing the oil - and that the only thing that has changed since BP's disaster is that now oil companies must have the capability of capping a blowout well, which could still take several weeksFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-pictures%3A-BP%27s-oil-disaster%2C-two-years-on?image_id=0g5575c2Iv8TsErika BlumenfeldAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesIn March 2012, Coast Guard Captain Jonathan Burton, the Federal on-scene Incident Commander, in charge of the sector where BP's Macondo well is located, told Al Jazeera that in the event of another huge oil disaster in the area, the same three response methods would be used: skimming, burning, and dispersing the oil - and that the only thing that has changed since BP's disaster is that now oil companies must have the capability of capping a blowout well, which could still take several weeks

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