For those who don’t live in Florida or elsewhere in the Gulf Coast area, understanding the impact of the BP oil spill can be difficult. But for the small businesses and local fisherman that rely on the Gulf to survive, the spill was a devastating blow.
Consider the following facts about the Deepwater Horizon leak:
As a result of the spill in 2010, BP is liable for nearly to $40 billion in fines, cleanup costs and settlements
The coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida were affected — 16,000 miles of coastline in total
Despite being capped in 2010, “tar balls” and oil slicks are still washing up on shores, posing a danger to coastline communities
In the initial Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, 11 people died and another 17 sustained injuries
125 miles of Louisiana’s 400 mile coast was contaminated by the spill
Want to hear another fact about the BP oil spill? To date, BP has paid out $9,516,075,820.00 to reimburse Gulf Coast residents and businesses. If your livelihood has been impacted by the BP oil spill, you may be entitled to receive compensation.
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