Minerals Management Service

Top Kill: Choking the BP Oil Spill

The next attempt by BP to finally put a stop to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be a process known as a “Top Kill,” in which heavy mud and cement are fired into the leaking well to slow the flow of oil.

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Does Anybody Care?

TODAY, This article was posted on The Guardian: 

“Obama takes tougher line on oil spill: Obama administration directed more fire against BP, ordering it to provide daily updates on its efforts to contain the spill.”


(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times / May 10, 2010)

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Oil Plumes Headed to Florida Keys

BP has announced that approximately 20% of the oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico is finally being contained and brought to the surface, but scientists worry that dangers to the deepwater wildlife will be much worse than anticipated.


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Human Errors: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service raised questions about the events leading up to the rig explosion, the likely causes of the explosion, and the failed blowout preventer, at a hearing on Wednesday. The answers to those questions told a dark story.


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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: The Minerals Management Service

Potential to slow down the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is getting closer as the containment dome designed to catch the leaking crude is being lowered into the water.


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