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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...

2012-08-20 23:02:28

IT Strategies Group´s “Oil Claim Calculator” for calculating BP Claims is featured on ABC News as a Top Story and Decodes the 1,000+ page Deepwater Horizon Settlement Agreement for the Masses Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 “If you're still trying to figure out if you have a BP oil spill claim there's help for you online at the Oil Claim Calculator®. It´s a game changer. You can calculate one or more Business Economic Loss claims in a single...

Winds Played Important Role In Keeping Oil Away From South Florida
2012-07-09 16:41:40

New NSF funded study shows how currents and winds shaped where hydrocarbons from Deepwater Horizon went The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in spring 2010 is the largest oil spill in the history of the United States, with more than 200 million gallons of crude oil released at about 1,500 m. depth off the Mississippi Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time of the accident, the proximity of the intense Loop Current, flowing from the Yucatan Channel to the Florida Straits, raised major concerns...

2012-06-13 10:20:53

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Pete Beach City Council convened last night, and voted to retain outside legal counsel to evaluate and pursue recovery of the economic losses sustained by the City as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including lost tax revenues and tourist related income. The team of lawyers recommended by City Manager Michael Bonfield is led by Ronnie G. Penton of the Louisiana-based Penton Law Firm and includes Tampa class action...

2012-05-11 12:02:25

When the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20, 2010, residents feared that their Gulf of Mexico shores would be inundated with oil. And while many wetland habitats and wildlife were oiled during the three-month leak, the environmental damage to coastal Louisiana was less than many expected, in part because much of the crude never made it to the coast. Research by a trio of geoscientists, including the University of Pennsylvania´s Douglas Jerolmack, now offers an...

2012-05-08 06:25:55

NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A notification effort ordered by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is beginning today to notify people, businesses and other entities about two separate proposed settlements with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Company ("BP") related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP has estimated the cost of the proposed settlement to be approximately $7.8 billion. The total amount BP...

Two-Years Later, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Still Having An Impact
2012-04-20 11:05:51

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Two-years ago today, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig made the Gulf of Mexico shorelines a hotbed for headlines at the time, and even today. Leased by BP, the rig operators were drilling at a depth of a little over 4,000-ft of water southeast of Houston when an explosion on the rig killed 11 crewmen, and started a fire that would ultimately be the Deepwater Horizon's demise. A group of scientists appointed by the government to calculate the size of the oil...

Scientists Find Higher Concentrations Of Heavy Metals In Post Oil Spill Oysters From Gulf Of Mexico
2012-04-19 08:18:55

Comparisons between pre- and post-spill specimens show an increase in vanadium, chromium, cobalt, and lead concentrations in shells, gill, and muscle tissue As the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, a team of scientists led by Dr. Peter Roopnarine of the California Academy of Sciences has detected evidence that pollutants from the oil have entered the ecosystem's food chain. For the past two years, the team has been studying oysters...

2012-04-12 10:19:28

Understanding oil movement at depth, microbial action, and deep sea ecology will be essential for responding to future spills Inadequate knowledge about the effects of deepwater oil well blowouts such as the Deepwater Horizon event of 2010 threatens scientists' ability to help manage and assess comparable events in future, according to an article that a multi-author group of specialists will publish in the May issue of BioScience. Even federal "rapid response" grants awarded to study the...

2012-02-26 14:08:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BP and the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) confirmed that the U.S. District Court has today adjourned the start of the Deepwater Horizon Multi-District Litigation 2179 civil trial by one week, until Monday, March 5th. This adjournment is intended to allow BP and the PSC more time to continue settlement discussions and attempt to reach an agreement. BP and the PSC are working to reach agreement to fairly compensate people and...