11 grieving families at heart of oil spill
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly two weeks after 11 people died in an oil rig explosion, there's been barely a mention of their names as the catastrophe plays out on a worldwide stage.
Michelle Jones lost her 28-year-old husband, Gordon, in the explosion and says it seems the victims have been forgotten.
She and other victims' family members aren't casting blame; they understand the environmental impact is the reason why the spill has gotten so much attention and their loved ones, so little.
Had it been a plane crash or a tornado strike, grieving families and friends could at least go the place where their loved ones died.
Not so with this disaster. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig was 50 miles south of the Louisiana coast. The final resting place of the 11 -- who came from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas -- is a watery, inaccessible grave.