A year ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon Rig, working on an oil well for BP, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico killing 11. In July of last year, 87 days after the explosion, the well was capped, after an estimated 5 million barrels of oil had gushed into the Gulf of Mexico.
The disaster wiped out most of Louisiana's oyster crop. John Tesvich, an oysterman in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, joins us to explain what has happened to his oyster business over the past year that started with three months of oil gushing from the BP well in the Gulf. Once the well was capped, questions turned to food safety.
We also speak with Jeffrey Ball, environmental editor for the Wall Street Journal.
This segment aired on April 19, 2011.