BP Is 84 Miles From Leaving the Macondo Spill Behind

It's been just over three years since the Macondo well ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico and spilled almost 5 million barrels of oil. This week was another step closer to bringing that accident to a close. BP and the U.S. Coast Guard recently announced that active cleanup duties in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida have ended, leaving an 84-mile stretch of Louisiana coastline as the only active cleanup site left from the spill.

It has been a long process cleaning up the 1,100 miles of coastline that was contaminated during the spill. BP and rig operator Transocean combined have spent almost $20 billion in litigation and cleanup costs. In this video, Fool.com contributors Tyler Crowe and Aimee Duffy look at how BP, Transocean, and the third party involved in Macondo spill, Halliburton have fared after the spill.

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