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Artistic Rendition of the BP Oil Spill [VIDEO]

Watch a beautiful, artistic rendition of the BP oil spill, the political and ecological mess it created, and the future of the Gulf of Mexico. 

It has been five years since the worst environmental disasters in history.

Watch this artist recreate the spill and the aftermath.

The question of where the million gallons of oil went is a valid one. 2.5 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico five years ago. Where did it all go?

The Natural Resources Defense Council created this simple artistic time-lapse to try to simplify the scope of this disaster that should not be forgotten.

Scientists have been taking oil measurements for the past five years to understand where the oil went and what the oil even consisted of.

Of course, whenever oil is being dealt with in the U.S. it becomes a political dilemma and BP was saying one thing on Capitol Hill while scientists actually studying the Gulf were saying another.

The oil hasn’t really gone anywhere and five years is a short time for scientific study. The long-term effects in the Gulf of Mexico still remain to be seen.

Artistic Rendition of the BP Oil Spill [VIDEO]