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A fatal explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig operating in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana happened on April 20, 2010. This resulted in a huge fire, the sinking of the rig, and a massive oil spill from the deepwater well thousands of feet below the rig, currently discharging an estimated 5 to 25 thousand barrels (210,000 to 1,100,000 USgal) of crude oil daily.

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 Let me be clear: BP is responsible for this leak. BP will be paying the bill. But as president of the United States, I’m going to spare no effort to respond to this crisis for as long as it continues, and we will spare no resource to clean up whatever damage is caused. 
— Barack Obama / May 03, 2010
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 [It is] a massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster, 
— Barack Obama on the oil spill / May 03, 2010
 Every American affected by this spill should know this: Your government will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to stop this crisis. 
— Barack Obama / May 03, 2010
 No one understands why it's failed. We have assembled in Houston 160 companies from across the industry to focus on this task. 
— Tony Hayward on the Oil Rig Explosion in the Gulf Coast / May 03, 2010
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 We've made it clear that where legitimate claims are made, we will be good for them. We have the claims process set up, small claims today that are being paid instantly ... bigger claims we clearly have a process to run through, 
— Tony Hayward saying BP is ready to pay for legitimate oil spill claims / May 03, 2010

 This oil spill threatens not only our wetlands and our fisheries, but also our way of life. 
— Bobby Jindal on the Oil spill in Gulf region / May 01, 2010
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