Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

2010 | May 10 – August 20, 2010

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling unit exploded off the coast of Louisiana, resulting in 11 deaths and the largest marine petroleum release in history.

A few months after the explosion, CDC collaborated with state and local health departments to assess the general and mental health needs of affected coastal communities in Alabama and Mississippi.

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