Saturday, July 13, 2013

Video - The Ongoing Impacts of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster people are still getting sick. Despite a huge effort to cleanup the spill, the aftereffects of the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico continue to adversely impact human health and natural ecosystems. This sad state of affairs illustrates that once spilled, oil cannot be contained and this has long-term ramifications. Massive cleanup efforts have not been able to protect people and wildlife from the noxious impacts. BP spent billions on the cleanup and billions more will be paid out in lawsuits.  However, this does not factor the real costs to human health and the environment which are far more than just monetary. These impacts beg the question, can we really afford to continue to our reliance on fossil fuels?

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