Deepwater Horizon

The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico became front-page news as soon as the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig exploded and caught fire on April 20, 2010, killing 11 workers and starting the worst man-made environmental disaster in U.S. history.


60 minutes, interview with a survivor from the Deepwater Horizon accident (approx. 30 minutes)

Deepwater Horizon (2016) – Official Movie Trailer

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