The spill that followed the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform off the coast of Louisiana has become the worst oil spill in American history. Dramatic imagery helps to tell the story of the disaster that is transforming the American Gulf coast.
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By Paul Toscano, Florence Zaitoun, Christina Cheddar-Berk and Paul Alvord
Posted April 30 2010