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BP Oil Spill

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Donya Wright

on 19 March 2013

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Transcript of BP Oil Spill

Donya Wright
Rosalyn Tapia -over 30,000 people responded to the spill
-They cleaned up beaches, took care of animals and collected oil.
-BP was responsible for close to $40 billion in fines and clean up cost. April 24,2010: day the oil was found to be leaking The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. F The gushing wellhead was not capped until after 87 days, on 15 July 2010. The total discharge is estimated at 4.9 million barrels (210 million US gal; 780,000. -40 billion, BP has set up a $20 billion compensation fund to pay victims of the spill, cutting roughly 1.7 billion checks so far.
BP Oil Spill Long term impacts -Environmental damage,Human health, Sea food industry threatened, tourism decline, Financial cost( Clean up) climate bill. Costs Date Background Information Damage capped in July,10
87 days long Clean up efforts Impact on society: Impact on animals: Impact on peoples life's: Fun Facts about oil spills: -One method of treating the oil spill is "in-situ burning" or burning oil in a contained area on the surface of the water, which has negative effects on the environment. -President Obama announced that his administration would create a $20 billion spill response fund. The initial oil rig explosion killed 11 people and injured 17 others. Over 400 miles of Louisiana coast, approximately 125 miles have een polluted.
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