8 Facts about the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill You Need to Know ...

The oil spill that is going on right now is horrible. I never thought something so bad would happen! Can you imagine all of the life that is dying and that is going to die because of it? Creatures are slowing suffocating from oil. Every day, we see pictures of pelicans covered in oil. For a couple of minutes, we are going to put fashion and beauty to the side and look at something that is even more important. Below, I am going to give you 8 facts on the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill you need to know…

8. It All Started on April 20, 2010

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April 20 is also Hitler’s Birthday! How ironic, right? The oil spill started on April 20, 2010 with an explosion occurring on the Transocean Deepwater Horizon Rig or the Deepwater Horizon for short. It is a fifth generation, dynamic positioned submersible oil rig. It is owned by Transocean.

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