Gulf Oil Spill

By: Keeara Bradley

when did the spill occur ?

On April 20th 2010

where did the spill occur ?

The Gulf of mexico near the delta of the Mississippi river.

How and why did the spill occur ?

A BP pipe was leaking oil and gas into the ocean ,after the patch a hole earlier that day.

The damage it cause to the local environment was ?

Most animals burned to death by drinking the oceans water. People were swimming in dirty gray water.

What methods did the use to clean it up?

They put special chemicals to break down the oil and the gas.

what was the lasting effect of the oil spill ?

Millions of marine life dead on the shore from 2010 to 2012.