05 May 2010, VENICE, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES --- epa02145242 Dispersed oil floats on top of the water in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, USA, 05 May 2010. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded on 20 April and has been leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of 5,000 to 20,000 barrels day.

The Spill

October 26, 2010 / 54m

Season 2010: Episode 2


Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf, BP was widely viewed as a company that valued deal-making and savvy marketing over safety, a “serial environmental criminal” that left behind a long trail of problems — deadly accidents, disastrous spills, countless safety violations — which many now believe should have triggered action by federal regulators. Could the spill have been prevented? [Explore more stories on the original website for The Spill.]

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