APRIL 20, 2010: Deepwater Horizon Explosion
Two years ago today, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused a massive oil spill that would last for months in the Gulf of Mexico.
Soon after the spill, FRONTLINE and ProPublica set out to joint investigate the trail of problems that led to the disaster, including deadly accidents and countless safety violations which long troubled the oil giant, BP.
Could the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico have been prevented?
Watch “The Spill” right here and read Azmat Khan’s “Do We Need a ‘Death Penalty’ for Negligent Oil Companies?”