Agence France-PresseApril 8, 2014 15:48
Birds, fish, dolphins and turtles are still struggling in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the worst oil spill in US history, a leading wildlife group said Tuesday.
The 2010 BP spill spewed 4.9 million barrels of oil into the waters off Louisiana, also sullying the coastlines of Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida.
"The science is telling us that the impacts of this are far from over," said Doug Inkley, senior scientist at the National Wildlife Federation.
"Based on other oil spills, the impacts are likely to last for years, if not decades."