In the spring of 2010, the British Petroleum Macondo facility broke, releasing millions of gallons of oil. It saturated the ocean and washed up on the shore. Local fishermen stopped fishing and starting cleaning up. People started to feel sick and local organizations like the Louisiana Bucket Brigade started to assess how the impacts of the oil were affecting the community. I began this project that fall with support from the National Science Foundation to study how citizen science could detect the impacts of the spill. My collaborator, Ben Kalina, and I filmed with Cajun community members across the Bayou of Southern Louisiana. The stories in this site are what we found. We return this fall of 2011 to the frontlines of America's worst environmental disaster. We hope you will follow this journey with us from now and for years to come.

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