Monthly Archives: July 2010

Why Did We Use Dispersants?

Even though BP managed to capture a quarter of the 5 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are discovering that dispersants used to fight the spill broke down the crude enough to permeate and harm wildlife.

The biggest oil spill in history was halted on July 15th with a highly technological cap that successfully stopped the flow of oil. BP’s problems, however, seem to have only just begun.

Now the big questions remains, “where is the rest of the oil?”

Plaquemines Parish President Bill Nungusser, Discussing Dispersants:

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BP Oil Spill Stopped!

After many months of failed attempts, BP has finally succeeded in stopping the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, at least for now. This is only the beginning.

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BP Stops Testing Oil Cap

Today, the US Government requested that BP hold off on its testing procedures of the containment cap due to worries that an unforeseen incident could make the spill worse.

Thad Allen Update: Oil Spill Containment Cap

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