BP has paid nearly $2.5 billion to people and businesses affected by the oil spill. In 2009, gulf seafood was worth $629.3 million.
SOURCES: BP, Gulf Coast Claims Facility, NOAA | The Washington Post - Oct. 20, 2010
Reflections from the Gulf of Mexico Article | Six months after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, residents and community leaders along the Gulf Coast reflect on how life has changed.
Adrift in oil, then money Article | IN VENICE, LA. The oil has mostly disappeared. And in southern Louisiana, things are finally looking normal - improbably, blessedly normal - six months after the largest oil spill in U.S. history.