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Deepwater drilling will never be risk-free

Five years on, the legacy of Deepwater Horizon is intensely controversial.

A report on the impact of Deepwater Horizon on wildlife said dolphins were found dead at four times historic rates in 2014, and that exposure to oil caused abnormal development in many species of fish.

APRIL 20 marks the fifth anniversary of the landmark Deepwater Horizon disaster which saw millions of gallons of crude oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico. The massive spill easily exceeded that of the 1989 Exxon Valdez debacle, the previous worst US oil catastrophe, and resulted in the deaths of...

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