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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Five Years On

THE DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER Five Years On The largest marine oil spill in the history of petroleum industry Total discharge Estimated flow The spill lasted 87 days until 62,000 barrels being capped on 19th September 2010 was estimated at 4.9 million barrels rate was per day. Approx 47,000 people were involved in the clean-up operation. A Means of removal Off-shore filtration Collection for later processing Combustion 1,270 species of fish 218 species of birds Wildlife in the spill zone 29 species of marine mammal. 1,503 species of crustacean 2$ 24 fined between $1100 and $4300 per barrel set aside $41 billion to pay for the spill. The cost for BP 24 24 The US government taxes BP's earnings at 34% BP reached a $9.2 billion settlement in 2012. Timeline April 20, 2010 The Deepwater Horizon'rig explodes April 22, 2010 The rig sinks, after burning for 36 hours April 24, 2010 April 28, 2010 The Coast Guard reports that as much as 42,00O gallons of oil is Teaking from the underwater well. Oil flow estimate is upped, five time faster than previously thought. July 15, 2010 BP manages to cap the leak after 85 days. December 15, 2010 The Justice Department files a suit against BP. November 15, 2012 BP agrees to pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the US government. Hydro leansing7

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Five Years On

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The Deepwater Oil Spill is now the worst oil disaster in the history of the industry, with the environmental and financial costs continuing to be felt in the immediate spill zone. Created by http://...



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