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‘Deepwater Horizon’ Trailer Plumbs the Psychological Depths of a Terrible Disaster

I hate boats. Okay, maybe hate is strong. I just don’t like them. I’m not necessarily phobic; I’ll get on one when I have to. But given the choice between land and sea, I pick land ten times out of ten. If man was meant to hang out in the ocean, he’d have a orange and green outfit and we’d all call each other Aquaman.

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Watch Scott Pelley’s 2010 Interview With Deepwater Horizon Hero Mike Williams [Video]

The Deepwater Horizon blew up six years ago, today (April 20th). It's human nature to distance ourselves from bad memories. Many people in the gulf coast region seem to want to just forget about it. I can't help thinking of eleven families whose lives are forever changed.

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Our First Preview Of The Deepwater Horizon Movie [Video]

About a year ago, my longtime friend & colleague, Debbie Ray, and I were having a conversation about the Deepwater Horizon disaster. I commented, "I just can just imagine what that was like for the people on that rig." She replied, "No, you can't."

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As Drilling At Relief Well Continues, Gulf Coast Toils Over Spill Recovery
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Scientist Say BP Oil Spill Damage Has Diminished

The Louisiana coastline has made a better than expected recovery from the Deep Water Horizon disaster. The latest findings show many coastal areas have already returned pre-spill conditions.

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Lafayette Reaches Settlement With BP

The Deepwater Horizon disaster brought thousands of lawsuits, and billions of dollars in compensation claims. The law firm of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow and Abramson brought a class action suit on behalf of more than 500 municipalities, including Lafayette.

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Deepwater Horizon Movie To Feature Mark Wahlberg, Casting Call Announced

The catastrophe was a hot topic of discussion all over the country for months. It was only a matter of time before someone decided to make a movie about it.

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BP Manslaughter Trial Delayed

The Associated Press reports the manslaughter trial of two BP rig supervisors has been delayed until  2014.  Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine are charged in the death of 11 workers...

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Coast Guard Attempts Burning Off Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig
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New Deepwater Explosion Article

The worst of the explosions gutted the Deepwater Horizon stem to stern.

Crew members were cut down by shrapnel, hurled across rooms and buried under smoking wreckage. Some were swallowed by fireballs that raced through the oil rig’s shattered interior. Dazed and battered survivors, half-naked and dripping in highly combustible gas, crawled inch by inch in pitch darkness, willing themselves to the lifeboat deck.

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Feds File Suit Against BP, Transocean & 7 Other Companies

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it is filing suit against BP and eight other companies for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The DOJ is seeking civil penalties under the Clean Water Act—which could add up to as much as $21 billion—and wants to declare eight of those companies "liable without limitation" for the costs of clean up and damage caused by the disaster.

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