Remembering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; seven years later
Mobile Ala. (WPMI) —
Thursday, April 20th is the seventh anniversary of the nation's most catastrophic environmental disaster.
The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill was responsible for 11 deaths and leaking 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf from Florida to Texas.
We are still witnessing the environmental impacts that this spill had on our waters seven years later.
To honor the anniversary, Mobile Bay Keepers held an event at the University of South Alabama to keep what happened that day in the forefront of our minds.
Local 15 spoke with Casi Callaway at the event about the backlash from the spill. "You can still see remnants of tar balls on our white sandy beaches. There are still impacts that we are studying and trying to learn about the impacts to our fisheries and wildlife."."
Callaway and the Mobile Bay Keepers strive to help people stay vigilant for the next disaster whether it is natural or man-made and their main goal is restoring our Gulf.