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Gulf Oil Spill Restoration and Recovery Overview

On April 20, 2010, the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, operating in the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, exploded and sank resulting in the largest spill of oil in the history of marine oil drilling operations.  Four million barrels of oil flowed from the damaged Macondo well over an 87-day period, before it was finally capped on July 15, 2010.

This page is intended to provide the University of Mississippi community with information related to the recovery and restoration efforts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Please note that this page is subject to frequent changes and updates as the recovery and restoration process is complex and rapidly developing.