The spill has now cost BP a total of $54.6 billion
The oil giant reportedly faces tens of thousands of additional claims
The company had submitted an emergency request to Santa Barbara County to truck its oil to refineries, which was rejected
Lung and adrenal lesions were found on dead dolphins
It could be weeks before the beach near Santa Barbara is cleaned up
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Twenty years after the "Exxon Valdez" oil spill — the catastrophe on March 24, 1989, that released 10.8 million gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound...
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As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows little sign of abating, TIME takes a look back at history's greatest environmental tragedies