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All-formats look at BP oil disaster, 10 years later

Oil washes ashore, top, in Orange Beach, Ala., June 12, 2010. And resident Rachel Bobo takes photos of the sunrise in Orange Beach, March 13, 2020. – AP photos / Dave Martin (top); Gerald Herbert

New Orleans staffers Kevin McGill, reporter; Gerald Herbert, photographer; Janet McConnaughey, reporter; and Stacy Plaisance Jenkin, video journalist; with Matt Brown, correspondent, Billings, Montana; John Mone, video journalist, Houston; and Jay Reeves, correspondent, Birmingham, Alabama, produced a comprehensive, multiformat Only on AP package marking 10 years since the fatal Deepwater Horizon explosion and massive oil spill. Three pieces ran over three days: investigative work that showed continued and increasing drilling risks, a personal look at how life has changed along the coast, and the lasting environmental impacts a decade after the disaster.

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