(NEW ORLEANS) — It’s been three years and two months since the Deepwater Horizon disaster claimed 11 lives and sent millions of barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Now the operator of the offshore oil rig says it has reached a milestone.
BP says that what it calls active cleanup operations have ended in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, but that the work continues along 84 miles of Louisiana shoreline.
The petroleum giant has funded an ad campaign intended to clean up the region’s image among tourists to go with a physical cleanup that’s cost BP about $14 billion.
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