Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010

This is real disaster, world's worst accidental marine oil leak.

On Google, about 32,700,000 search results (0.21 seconds) and
about 4,870,000 image search results (0.47 seconds)
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Oil had been pouring out at a rate of 62,000 barrels a day
- more than 12 times faster than BP originally admitted.
If BP is found guilty of negligence, the flow rate means,
it could face up to 21 billion dollars in fines,
fines of up to $1,100 for each barrel of oil spilled.
If BP is found guilty of willful misconduct,
the civil fine could be up to $4,300 per barrel.

2010.08.12Permanent Kill continues
Bad weather has delayed massive effort to permanently kill BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, an realy costly operation. The officials are beginning to scale back their response to one of the worst offshore oil spills in history. A temporary cap has kept oil from spewing and now they prepare for the “bottom kill,” which involves pumping mud and cement from a well deep underground for a permanent seal.

2010.08.04 - BP had succeeded in the Static Kill
106 days after
explosion aboard Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, 2010

2010.08.04Static Kill to stop the oil spill
pumping heavy drilling fluid (mud) into the busted well.

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from the links quantum out there,
here are some of the links:

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Pictures – for your to imagine

Maps & Graphics – for you to understand

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  1. How Much Oil Has Leaked Into the Gulf of Mexico?
  2. Timeline Map – by esri.com & esri Resources
    | animated map showing the locations of the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico for each day since April 25, when the slick was first measured.
  3. “a timeline” – by deepseanews.com
  4. Latest News – by nola.com
  5. National Geographic Daily News
  6. Gulf of Mexico oil spill captured by NASA
  7. Hurricanes and the Oil Spill leaflet (.pdf)
    | Oil Spill Response by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  8. Health Surveillance on the coast
  9. Workers from the US Cleanup Operations
  10. US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
  11. BP & Gulf of Mexico – BP’s response to this ecological disaster

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The worst-case scenario

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Wiki articles
to know more…

Offshore oil production platforms

Largest oil spills

List of oil spills

Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon explosion

Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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