It’s been a year since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded into flames, killing 11 workers and sparking the largest ecological disaster in the nation’s history. The damage crushed the gulf region that was just starting to get back on even footing after hurricane Katrina. We’ll take a look back at the oil spill and examine the toll of the event from a policy, economic and human perspective. We’ll speak to the man charged with stopping the massive leak, Admiral Thad Allen, to find out how he accomplished that herculean task and whether the government perhaps ceded too much control to BP. We’ll also get the latest news from the gulf and talk to a couple of residents about how they’re eking out a living in this devastated region of the country.
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