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Apr 21, 2015

Late in the evening on April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon Macondo oil well drilling platform started the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history, releasing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA was on the scene from the earliest moments of the crisis, bringing more than 20 years of experience protecting and restoring our coasts from oil spills. NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration is a center of expertise in preparing for, evaluating, ...

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