Go Below the Surface of the Gulf Oil Disaster
Only eight percent of the approximately 170 million gallons of crude oil that flooded into the Gulf of Mexico was removed or burned. The rest was put into the environment; it dispersed or dissolved into the water column, floated to the surface, was deposited on the coast, or sank to the bottom. The extent of the damage to the Gulf is unknown and will take years to understand. Go below the surface of the Gulf oil disaster, hover on the blue bars to dive into the Gulf and hover over the (?) to learn more.
Illustrated and Designed by Jason Bishop (http://jasonbishop.net/) for NRDC
- Stories from the Gulf: NRDC has partnered with StoryCorps and Bridge the Gulf to record, share, and preserve the stories and experiences of those living through the BP oil disaster.
- Disaster in the Gulf: NRDC's Full Coverage of the Gulf Spill
- Tracking Oil Washing Ashore on Beaches: Our map of beach closures, advisories, and notifications related to the oil spill
- Testing The Waters: NRDC's Annual Beach Health Report
- NRDC on the Ground: Video and Photos
- Offshore Drilling Factsheet
- Analysis of EPA's Air Quality Monitoring
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