It's been three years since the accident that led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
Those affected are finally seeing justice served now that a long-awaited settlement has been reached.
Oil giant BP has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges for the death of 11 rig workers and will pay a record $4 billion in penalties.
A series of government investigations have blamed the 2010, blowout on time-saving, cost-cutting decisions by BP and its partners on the drilling project
The judge in the case says if the case had gone to trial there was a risk of BP getting a much lower fine, one potentially capped by law at $8.2 million.
The Justice Department also reached a separate settlement with rig owner Transocean.
Transocean agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of violating the Clean Water Act and pay $1.4 billion in civil and criminal penalties.
The settlements still need to be accepted by a judge.