Bp oil spill: five years after 'worst environmental disaster' in us history, how bad was it really healed though still scarred, the gulf of mexico has demonstrated a remarkable recovery since the deepwater horizon explosion thanks to a mix of nature's resilience and good luck. Crude oil and refined fuel spills from tanker ship accidents have damaged vulnerable ecosystems in alaska, the gulf of mexico, the galapagos islands, france, the sundarbans, ogoniland, and many other places. Wetlands specialists say it's still unclear how the nearly 90,000 gallons of oil spilled earlier this month in the gulf of mexico has affected the marine environment and wildlife. Bp has removed most of the remaining uncertainty over the cost of the gulf of mexico oil spill as it announced a record $187bn ( 12bn) deal to settle all outstanding federal and state claims in the us. 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) is an industrial disaster that began on 20 april 2010, in the gulf of mexico on the bp-operated ma, it is considered the largest marine oil spill in. Ruling stems from nation's worst offshore oil spill that polluted gulf of mexico in 2010.
Five years after the oil spill in the gulf of mexico, here's what we do and don't know. This webpage provides information and materials on epa's enforcement response to the deepwater horizon oil spill, including settlements with some of the defendants, as well as links to other related websites for additional information. Get the latest news and updates on the gulf of mexico bp deepwater horizon oil rig explosion, fire, oil spill and cleanup find pictures and videos and comment on the news at nolacom. Five years ago monday, when there was an explosion on the deepwater horizon, an oil rig in the gulf of mexico, the first news reports said that nearly a dozen people had been killed by the blast. Millions of gallons (liters) of oil havepoured into the gulf of mexico since an april 20 blast on thedeepwater horizon rig triggered a huge spill, soiling 100 miles(160 km) of coastline, threatening some of the richest usfisheries and endangering a fragile marine ecosystem. An oil spill in the gulf of mexico last week may be the largest in the us since the 2010 blowout at bp plc's macondo well that sank the deepwater horizon rig.
Bp gulf oil spill: facts, economic impact menu search go go personal finance budgeting retirement decisions home buying credit & debt over the next three months, oil leakage in the gulf of mexico created the biggest oil disaster in the united states. Here's the questions you should be asking about the gulf of mexico oil spill. A comprehensive look at how the gulf coast is recovering from the oil rig explosion and resulting oil spill in the gulf of mexico. The april 2010 deepwater horizon (dwh) oil spill in the gulf of mexico resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in us historythe department of the interior is playing a major role in many restoration efforts two of our largest endeavors are the deepwater horizon natural resource damage. The estimate of crude oil being spilled into the gulf of mexico from the well head of the destroyed bp drilling platform deepwater horizon was revised upwards already experts are suggesting this may become the worst environmental disaster to hit the us since the 1989 exxon valdez spill in alaska. Update of effects on wildlife and environment of more than 88,000 gallons of oil leaked from a shell oil pipeline in the gulf of mexico.
The gulf oil spill is recognized as the worst oil spill in us history within days of the april 20, 2010 explosion and sinking of the deepwater horizon oil rig in the gulf of mexico that killed 11 people. Deepwater horizon oil spill of 2010: deepwater horizon oil spill of 2010, the largest marine oil spill in history, occurred in the gulf of mexico.
As the world watches for oil-covered birds, experts warn that the gulf of mexico spill could pose greater risks to life deep in the ocean. Nearly five years after the deepwater horizon oil spill in the gulf of mexico, a new report says that creatures like dolphins haven't fully recovered.