Response teams burn oil that they've collected on the surface of Barataria Bay. After visiting the site of the initial rig explosion and fire, Davidson described the smell: "Walk into a garage, pour a case of motor oil onto the ground. Now pour a can of gasoline on top of it. Crack a can or two of propane and light it on fire. Now take some Windex and throw it into the mix."
Photo by Pinar Ozger.