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Running Head: Case StudyDeep Water Horizon DisasterAndres Guevara5/31/2022COM3120
On April 20thof the year 2010, the oil platform of Deep water Horizon had been consideredto have exploded in the region of Gulf of Mexico. The oil spill had resulted to be one amongall the worst environmental disasters in the history of the world. In addition to this, the dam-age was directly felt by the planet where nearly eleven workers had lost their lives during thetime of the explosion (Quigg et al., 2021). It had been accounted that around five million bar-rels consisting of crude oil had entered the Gulf of Mexico before time it had leaked and re-sulted into the explosion. During the time of the explosion, it had also been claimed that thelocal environment of the place had been irreparably damaged as well as harmed by thespilling of the oil. While some quantity of the oil had been cleaned up or had been contained,most of the oil had made its passage into the areas where the process of cleaning was not aneasy task or at the place where the process of containment was not considered to be really aneasy option (Brakstad, Lewis & Beegle-Krause, 2018). Because of the ways, the oil is consid-ered to be spread as well as the amount of the oil which had been released in the spill; theprocess of collecting all of the oil as well as restoring it in the environment was not acknowl-edged to be really possible due to the constrain in the infrastructure.There were many failures in order to manage the damage and the risks of the oil spillin the environment which had contributed to the disaster in a significant way to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. One of such mistakes was that the chief drillingengineer of BP had admitted that from few days before the explosion had taken place, he hadnoticed the occurrences of ballooning in that of the walls of the oil tanks. He had also noticedthat the occurrences of drilling of the mud had been seeping through the earth from that of thewell lining (Ainsworth et al., 2021). These signs of warning had been over looked by the

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