Gulf Oil Spill Spreads, Damaging Economies, Nature, And Way Of Life

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Contractors working for BP head out to work on the oil spill June 15,... News PhotoArmy,BP,British Culture,Building Contractor,Crisis,Emergencies and Disasters,Environment,Environmental Issues,Fossil Fuel,Fuel and Power Generation,Full Length,Horizontal,Industry,Louisiana,Nature,Occupation,Oil,Oil Spill,Pollution,Sea,Sea Life,USA,Water,Water PollutionPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesGRAND ISLE, LA - JUNE 15: Contractors working for BP head out to work on the oil spill June 15, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. The BP spill has been called the largest environmental disaster in American history. U.S. government scientists have estimated that the flow rate of oil gushing out of a ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well may be as high 40,000 barrels per day. Following his fourth trip to the Gulf on Monday, President Barack Obama will address the nation in an Oval Office speech today on the situation in the Gulf. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)