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Michael Fisher Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Professor Howard Schmidt November 19, 2018
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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill was a historic disaster. It was one of the most devastating oil spills ever recorded. The oil spill occurred on April 20,2010, it is regarded as one of the largest oil spills to ever occur , with an estimated 210 million gallons of oil that ended up saturating the ocean surface. In addition to the spill, people who were stationed on the Deep-Water Horizon oil platform at the time lost their lives. The remediation at the site of the leak was considered closed on September 9,2010. The event lasted nearly 5 months, and the whole 5 months oil was seeping through a crack in the foundation of the oil platform. The cleanup efforts included the British government, American government, and many private contractors. Massive amounts of money were needed for the PR nightmare, and the continued cleanup of oil along the gulf coast. The Environmental Protection agency established that the British Petroleum (BP), and Transocean would be liable for the spill. Before the events on Deep water horizon, mandatory inspections were needed on a monthly basis to inspect well infrastructure and safety policies. According to Huffington post, the
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