Science & Health
7:18 am
Wed April 16, 2014

BP: Shore Clean-up after Gulf Oil Spill Ends in La

Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, the Coast Guard has moved cleanup of Louisiana's coast to a new phase, allowing BP to end its "active" efforts in the area.

Earlier Tuesday, the Coast Guard issued a directive transitioning the cleanup to a phase in which Coast Guard teams, BP cleanup crews and equipment will be pre-positioned to respond to new reports of oil as needed.

BP said in a news release that the Coast Guard's directive ended patrols of the final three miles of affected shoreline in Louisiana. The move completes a cleanup operation that ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi last June.

BP executive Laura Folse says BP has spent more than $14 billion on response since the accident happened.