British Petroleum (BP) Oil Spill Information … On April 20th, 2010 a British Petroleum (BP) oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed and injured 28 workers. In addition to these unfortunate casualties, the subsequent oil spill will cost billions in clean up, loss of business & income, as well as devastation to the gulf ecosystem.
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On April 20th, 2010 a British Petroleum (BP) oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed and injured 28 workers. In addition to these unfortunate casualties, the subsequent oil spill will cost billions in clean up, loss of business & income, as well as devastation to the gulf ecosystem.
The oil rig is currently dumping over 200,000 gallons of oil into the ocean everyday. The safety mechanisms designed to prevent oil spillage failed, and now there are at least three leaks nearly a mile beneath the ocean’s surface. Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said that in the worst-case scenario, the well could spill 4.2 million gallons of oil a day into the Gulf. More than a week after the oil began leaking, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said “ultimate relief” from the oil spill was at least 90 days away.
As to what parties are to blame for the disaster, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said “BP is the responsible party.” Napolitano also stated that BP is responsible for getting the well shut off, although the Coast Guard will be overseeing the efforts. Even BP seems to be accepting responsibility for the disaster, as Chief Executive Tony Hayward said the company would “… do everything in our power to contain this oil spill and resolve the situation as rapidly, safely, and effectively as possible.”
Regardless of when the oil stops leaking, the damage is done. The only question at this point is the extent of damage that will be done by this catastrophe. This event will undoubtedly impact the lives of people living along the Gulf Coast and beyond for many years to come.
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