Controlled Burns in the Gulf

GULF OF MEXICO - Aerial view of oil being burned from the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident, May 19, 2010. Favorable weather conditions allowed burns to total more than nine hours. The burns are part of an effort to reduce the amount of oil in the water and are part of the joint federal, state and BP effort to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon. U.S Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Kepsimelis.

  • George and Alexis 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Humid City, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • TheWorldThroughMyEyes 5y

    Jesus, I can't even say anything.
  • Brian McGloin 5y

    Calling this horrible is a huge compliment. Maybe, epic disaster ... so far all of the clean-up efforts are only a tick less horrendously toxic than the oil slick.

    What a nightmare.

    I hope British Petroleum pays a heavy price for this -- I know they won't. Then again, I want all three companies involved to equally shoulder the burden of clean-up and severe criminal penalties.
  • QuarterCrawler 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Show ur Snaps, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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Taken on May 18, 2010
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