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2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Oil Spill clean-upIn April 2010, the B.P. owned Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf through several complex system failures. ASWM has been tracking news of the spill's impact on coastal wetlands in the Gulf. If you're looking for Gulf oil spill news stories, click here. Below find information on clean-up and restoration activities in the wake of the Gulf oil spill as well as links to federal agencies and organizations that are handling the restoration of coastal wetlands in the Gulf.


The oil is not gone. This story is not over. We smelled it in the air. We felt it in the water. People along the Gulf Coast are getting sick and sicker. Marshes are burned. Oysters are scarce and shrimp are tainted. Jobs are gone and stress is high. What is now hidden will surface over time.Terry Tempest Williams

Latest Gulf Oil Spill News here (2012)

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1 Insight: how did Mississippi shoreline marsh grass react to oil contamination? 425
2 Minor Oil Spills Are Often Bigger Than Reported 516
3 NASA Analysis of Gulf Oil Spill 485
4 A Degraded Gulf of Mexico: Wildlife & Wetlands 2 Years Into the Disaster 972
5 Congress must not stall on Gulf restoration act 905
6 NRDA: Environmentalists worry that spill recovery money will be... 779
7 Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem Restoration Strategy 1012
8 BP Oil Spill Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement 1165
9 Report Regarding the Causes of the April 30, 2010 Macondo Well Blowout 1029
10 2010 "Sustainable Communities, Healthy Watersheds" Report 1174
11 Applied Minerals Enters into Collaborative R&D Agreement with EPA 1347
12 Largest-Ever Gulf Dead Zone Predicted This Summer 1069
13 Editorial: Get the water right 1169
14 Lab-raised baby oysters planted in Barataria Bay 1216
15 Oil Policy Bills Introduced 1178
16 Federal Agencies, Tools and Links 1385
17 Wetland Restoration/Oil Spill Clean-Up Information 1347
18 Tracking Oil Slicks and Predicting their Trajectories Using Remote Sensors and Models 1239