Crude Oil

There’s a reason BP does not want photojournalists anywhere near the oil spill currently devastating the Gulf of Mexico. If people were to behold the raw effects of this tragedy, they might demand justice against those responsible, namely BP. Being over 5,000 feet below the water’s surface, the leak has proven to be difficult to stop, and has resulted in millions of gallons of oil scourging the Gulf waters. Though disasters such as this are rare, it doesn’t make the effects of them any less cruel.


AP Photographer Charlie Riedel captured the following photographs off the beach of Louisiana’s East Grand Terre Island on Thursday June 3, 2010:



For more information:
New York Times Article
New York Times Multimedia Gallery
Boston.com Article
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