The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is one of the world's biggest environmental disasters.
Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the oil blowout a mile beneath the waves. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster sent millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. While the world focused on the battle between BP and the American people, beneath the waves a hidden battle was taking place. Scientists and engineers from around the world converged on the disaster zone to try and help mitigate the consequences of the world's worst peacetime oil spill.
The film follows the events of the disaster and the huge efforts to deal with the resulting damage, featuring interviews with survivors, investigators, BP and the US Coastguard. Engineers and oil men at the heart of the operation talk for the first time about the colossal engineering challenges they faced and how they had to improvise under extreme pressure. They tell of how they used household junk, discarded steel boxes and giant underwater cutting shears to stop the oil.
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