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Within days of the explosion on BP s Deepwater Horizon oil platform on April 21, 2010, as many as 25,000 scientists, oil experts, military and individuals with a vast range of experience in oil spills and their clean-up were assembled in the Gulf region to solve an expanding crisis that was quickly categorized as a Spill of National Significance by President Obama.
With startling imagery and intimate accounts, Can the Gulf Survive? chronicles the activities of a number of individuals taking part in the first response whose work and expertise is especially critical in stopping the spill at the well head and cleaning up its effects in the weeks and months that follow.