Wednesday (April 20) marked the one year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the largest oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. Impacts of the disaster are still being felt throughout the Gulf Coast region, both environmentally and economically.
To mark the anniversary, the Huffington Post provided a slide show of the most powerful and heartrending photos of the disaster, viewable here. Please use discretion, as some photos can be disturbing.
Huffington Post article excerpt:
While some may suggest that the Gulf Coast is back to normal, the devastating effects of the oil spill are still unfolding toward an uncertain future one year later. Below are some of the most iconic images from the resulting aftermath of the tragedy — visual proof that, despite being difficult and heart-breaking to take in, reminds us that we must do everything in our power to ensure an accident like this doesn’t happen again.