The State of the Gulf, Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

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It’s been over five years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster – the largest offshore drilling oil spill in history. Although you can’t spot oil on the surface of the Gulf anymore, the impact of the spill is still deeply present and will be with us for years. Harper’s contributing editor Antonia Juhasz investigated the impact of the spill, going so far as taking a submarine to the bottom of the ocean, to where much of the oil ended up. She found a “vast moonscape.” Her story, “Thirty Million Gallons Under the Sea” appears in the June issue of Harper’s magazine.