The BP Oil Spill: Environmental and Economic Disaster

3 pages | 790 words

The BP oil spill was one of the worst oil spills in history. It caused 11 deaths, 17 injuries, and immense damage to the environment and the economy. The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig led to the release of around 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the largest accidental marine oil spill ever. The spill had a devastating impact on the environment, killing wildlife and polluting the water. It also had a significant economic impact, with businesses in the affected areas losing revenue and tourists avoiding the region.