Five years ago today, a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and set off the worst oil spill in U-S history.Read Full Story
5 years after BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, MPB News begins a five-day look at the continuing impact of the spill:
"We were coming back off of Hurricane Katrina, and normally when you have a storm, it takes a good four or five years to get your business built back up. We were right on the verge of getting it built back up when the oil spill hit us and closed us down for 50-something days ... and it's never made a full recovery." - Capt. Kenny Barhanovich of the charter boat "Miss Hospitality"
Some business owners who have filed claims say they weren’t fully compensated for what they lost or are still waiting to be paid.Read More
"They're not very hopeful at this point, because five years later, things are not improving. In fact, they're getting worse. ”Read More
Since the oil spill more than 1,000 marine mammals, mostly bottlenose dolphins, have stranded - dead, injured or sick - on the Gulf Coast.Read More
"We were right on the verge of getting [the business] built back up when the oil spill hit us and closed us down for 50-something days ... and it's never made a full recovery."Read More