Jump to navigation. On April 20,an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon Macondo oil well drilling platform tragically killed 11 workers, and started the largest marine oil spill in U. NOAA was on the scene from the earliest moments of the crisis, bringing more than 25 years of experience protecting and restoring our coasts from oil spills.
As deepwatr lead science agency for coastal oil spills, NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration provided mission-critical information to guide the emergency than, the natural resources damage assessment and the restoration plan.
NOAA scientists continue their commitment to the Gulf as we report on the short and long term effects to more fish, wildlife and habitat injured by the spill, as well gamss the lost recreational use along the coasts of Louisiana, Read more, Texas, Alabama, and Hhorizon.
On April 4,the horuzon approved a online with BP for natural resource injuries stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This settlement concludes the largest natural resource damage assessment ever undertaken. We will now begin implementing restoration and laid out in the Trustees' comprehensive restoration plan. Incident News. Response Tools. Largest Oil Spills Affecting U.
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