20 Apr '11, 7pm

BP Spill One Year Later: The Biggest Unanswered Questions : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

BP Spill One Year Later: The Biggest Unanswered Questions : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Around this time one year ago, reports were trickling in that an oil rig owned by BP in the Gulf of Mexico had suffered a major explosion , and that over a dozen workers were missing. As the story unfolded over the next few days and weeks, more questions surfaced than answers: What caused the explosion? How much oil was spewing from the wellhead ? And so on. As weeks turned into months, and BP continued to drastically lowball its spill estimates and refuse to answer key questions about the accident, the situation was only more perplexing -- and more infuriating. Were cleanup workers being treated fairly? Were those dispersants being dumped into the Gulf dangerous? How threatened were local ecosystems? Now, a year after the disaster, it'd be nice to say that we had all those answers. But we're not even close -- today, I'll take a look at the biggest questions still looming ...

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