Oil spills are one of the catastrophic events that have permanent disastrous consequences to our environment, wildlife, and even us, humans. The biggest oil spill in the history of the United States occurred on the 20th of April at 2010. It was the BP oil spill, also dubbed Maconda blowout, where 200 million gallons of crude oil spread into the Gulf of Mexico. Crude oil continuously pumped out of the Macondo wellhead for 87 days, after the initial explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig wherein 11 people were killed and 17 others were injured.
According to reports, 16,000 miles of coastline was deeply affected. Several coastlines that were hit by the spill are coastlines of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana. In Louisiana alone, approximately 25 miles of its 400miles coastline was affected by the oil spill. Pollution from the spill was creating havoc to the environment, animals, and livelihood in the area. Actually, the cap was covered on July 15, 2010, after almost 3 months of pumping crude oil into the ocean. However, the oil continues to spread throughout the ocean. Some washed up on the shore, some floated over the water, some even drifted to marshes and other inland bodies of water, and some crude oil sank to the bottom of the sea.