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A Southern Town Struggles to Survive Four Years After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

February 19, 2015, 1:55 pm

More than four years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, stories of hard luck and poor health are not hard to find in Bayou La Batre, a small Alabama fishing village known as the state’s seafood capital.


Scientists Find Missing Oil From the Deepwater Horizon Disaster—Will It End Up on Your Plate?

February 19, 2015, 1:50 pm

The “missing” oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been found: It’s on the ocean floor dozens of miles off the Louisiana coast, according to a new study.


Scientists Find Where 84 Million Gallons of Oil From the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Went

February 19, 2015, 1:34 pm

When the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in April 2010, more than 200 million gallons of oil gushed from BP’s Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico. Much of the petroleum from the United States’ largest oil spill ended up near the surface of the ocean or washed ashore. But the final destination of 84 million gallons has remained a mystery.


5 Year Retrospective on the Gulf Oil Spill

February 18, 2015, 10:24 am

The tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, the resulting oil spill, and the pronounced impact it all had on the Gulf of Mexico is now approaching an ignominious five year anniversary. Most of the business industries and employees affected by the spill have yet to be compensated, and many probably never will.


Becnel: Deepwater Horizon plaintiffs steering committee failing claimants, motives questionable

February 16, 2015, 11:47 pm

The 18-attorney committee representing the biggest class action lawsuit in history has been pursuing legal action in their own best interests rather than that of their clients, according to plaintiff attorney Daniel Becnel.


Restaurant owner upset after BP appeals settlement

February 12, 2015, 1:31 pm

The frustrating battle continues for many South Mississippians waiting to be paid by BP. Wednesday, one local business owner who has been expecting a settlement check instead received a letter from BP stating the company is appealing the settlement they already agreed to.


At current rate Deepwater Horizon claims program could take another decade to process payments

February 6, 2015, 11:30 pm

In the strongest signal yet that the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement process has ground to a halt, newly revealed court documents show that the number of claims being paid by Claims Administrator Patrick Juneau are now fewer than the number of new claims coming in.


Oil from BP Spill Still Present on Alabama Coast: Researchers

December 4, 2014, 2:31 pm

A new study says oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still trapped in Alabama’s beaches four years later.


Order Approving Second Round Distribution Payments to Seafood industry

November 19, 2014, 1:25 pm

The MDL Court in New Orleans overseeing the BP oil spill litigation as finally weighed in on the delays associated with payment of monies owed to the Seafood industry devastated by the 2010 oil spill.


DuPont victim's daughter hires Beaumont attorney

November 18, 2014, 10:26 am

Two days after the catastrophe, Jasmine Wise, the daughter of one of the four victims Crystle Wise, hired Beaumont attorney Brent Coon to bring to light what led to employees being exposed to those deadly fumes.



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