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The worst maritime oil spill in history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. As the high-stakes BP trial continues, here’s a look back at cleanup efforts in the spill’s aftermath.
April 21, 2010This U.S. Coast Guard image shows fire boat response crews as they battle the blazing remnants of the BP operated offshore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico. The worst maritime oil spill in history began with a drop in pressure in a poorly drilled well deep.AFP/Getty Images