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The Gulf of Mexico is a factory. That’s according documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown who grew up in Mobile, Alabama.

Brown’s film “The Great Invisible,” explores the lingering impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster five years later. Eleven men died and more than 3 million barrels of crude spewed into the Gulf. Ferreting out the truth was a challenge for Brown whose 83 minute documentary airs today on PBS stations.

Hunting for Oil: Risks and Rewards
Airs Monday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m.

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The Environment and Health Council of Louisiana hosts a conference April 18 to highlight research under way on the health of the Gulf two years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The daylong conference is at Nicholls State's Bollinger Memorial Student Union in Thibodaux, La.