On April 20, 2010 01:54:34 CST the oil drilling rig “Deepwater Horizon” exploded and subsequently, on the 22nd, sank into 5,000 feet of water 52 miles off of the coast of Louisiana. The sunken BP-operated rig left an oil well hemorrhaging crude into the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The amount of oil entering the water has been reported to be anywhere between 210,000 and 2.5 million gallons per day. The well has not been capped and there is no positive evidence that it will be capped for many days to come. The oil made landfall on April 30 at the tip of the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana.


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