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Scientists Identify Harmful Elements Of Persisting Oil After Deepwater Horizon
2014-01-23 09:08:29

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne On 20 April 2010, a floating oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico called Deepwater Horizon suddenly exploded, leading to the largest accidental marine oil disaster in the world. Collaborating scientists at EPFL in Switzerland and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the United States have analyzed the composition of eight oil-soaked sand patties that were collected along the Gulf shores from April until November in 2011. They determined and...

Looking Back At The Gulf Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Three Years Ago Today
2013-04-20 07:36:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It has been three years since we caught word an explosion took place on an oil rig off the Gulf coast, kickstarting the worst offshore oil spill in US history. Not only did 11 workers lose their lives on the rig, but we also saw about 4.9 million barrels, or 206 million gallons, of oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico. Although today marks the three-year anniversary of the spill, no one knew at that time the spill would go on for so...

Oil Rig Explosion Injures Crew Member, 2 Still Missing
2012-11-17 08:45:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online At least 11 people were injured and two others have been reported missing following an explosion at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, various media outlets are reporting. According to CNN Wire Service reports, the explosion occurred approximately 20 miles off the coast of the town of Grand Isle, Louisiana. The explosion triggered a fire on board the platform, which was used for production purposes and not for drilling,...

Oil Eating Bacteria Help Clean Up Deepwater Horizon Disaster
2012-09-12 15:06:11

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Deepwater Horizon, an ultra-deepwater, dynamically positioned, semi-submersible off-shore drilling rig was an engineering marvel that set the record for drilling the world´s deepest oil well in September 2009. The roughly 7-mile-deep well is now infamous for being the site of the single largest off-shore oil spill in history, a disaster that captured the attention of world media for over 3 months. While BP has accepted...

2012-09-11 22:01:00

The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico during the spring of 2010 could have been prevented if the experiences of earlier disasters had been put to use, REMESO researcher Charles Woolfson claims. The United States government is now accusing BP of gross negligence and deliberate misconduct, and taking the company to court. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil platform exploded into the ocean; south of the southern coast of the US. The explosion caused the deaths of eleven...


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