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Archival Information

Find information about Deepwater Horizon response operations as well as operational updates that were distributed by the Unified Area Command during the height of the oil spill. This is an archival collection.

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Transcripts & Docs

Important documents relating to Deepwater Horizon response and recovery process.

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Senior leadership from the Obama Administration have been involved in continuous outreach and support for Deepwater Horizon response and recovery efforts.  Visits to the region to access the damage and plan toward the recovery have been ongoing and included the President, the Vice-President and many Cabinet Secretaries whose agencies are involved in the oil spill activities.

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Stories from the Unified Command's Joint Information Center (JIC), which provides the public with reliable, timely information about the state of response operations.

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Find Information Released Under FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal statute, generally providing that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records.

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Maps & Data

The latest map and data information on the Deepwater Horizon response, including links to a customizable interactive map with near real-time information and descriptions of the federal datasets (metadata) and how to access them, and tools that leverage those datasets.

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Deepwater Horizon response and recovery multimedia assets include links to the live feed, photos, video and graphics.