BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 5 years later

CBC's Paul Hunter visits Louisiana to find out how BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still affecting residents.

Louisiana residents say effects of massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill still being felt

CBC'S Paul Hunter returns to the Gulf Coast to see how the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is still affecting the region and its people.

8 years ago
Duration 10:28
It's been nearly five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More than three million barrels of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. Paul Hunter takes us back to Louisiana.

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, residents and ecologists say the effects of the disaster are still being felt. 

An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010, resulted in the largest accidental release of oil into marine waters in history. Estimates of the size of the spill vary, but a U.S. government panel puts it at 650 million litres between the time of the explosion and when the well was finally capped 87 days later.

The CBC's Paul Hunter visited Louisiana to find out how the spill continues to affect the region.​