It’s now been a year since the BP gusher started gushing. The leak was plugged up, but the mess isn’t gone. Meet some of the people whose lives have been turned upside-down by the BP disaster. Photos and audio came out of a collaboration between the Natural Resources Defense Council, StoryCorps, and Bridge the Gulf.

Hollie and Chad LeJeune

Hollie and Chad LeJeune.Photo: Cary Conover

“It was like grieving for a death. You guys had worked so hard and had built this wonderful business, and then in six weeks time — it was gone.”

Watch an audio slideshow of Chad LeJeune talking with his mother, Hollie LeJeune, about the BP oil disaster’s effects on their lives and their seafood business in coastal Alabama.