Deepwater Horizon ile spill

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Deepwater Horizon ile spill
Deepwater Horizon oil spill - May 24, 2010 - with locator.jpg
The ile slick as seen frae space bi NASA's Terra satellite on 24 Mey 2010
LocationGulf o Mexico near Mississippi River Delta, Unitit States
Coordinates28°44′17.30″N 88°21′57.40″W / 28.7381389°N 88.3659444°W / 28.7381389; -88.3659444Coordinates: 28°44′17.30″N 88°21′57.40″W / 28.7381389°N 88.3659444°W / 28.7381389; -88.3659444[1]
CauseWellhead blawoot
Casualties11 killed
17 injured
OperatorTransocean unner contract for BP[2]
Spill chairactereestics
Vollum4.9 million barrels (210,000,000 U.S. gallons; 780,000 cubic meters) ±10%[3]
Aurie2,500 tae 68,000 sq mi (6,500 tae 176,100 km2)[4]

The Deepwater Horizon ile spill (an aa referred tae as the BP ile spill, the BP ile disaster, an the Gulf o Mexico ile spill) begoud on Apryle 20, 2010, in the Gulf o Mexico on the BP-operatit Macondo Prospect. Killin eleiven fowk,[5][6][7][8] it is conseedert the lairgest marine ile spill in the history o the petroleum industrie an estimatit tae be 8% tae 31% lairger in volume nor the previous lairgest, the Ixtoc I ile spill.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. EMRA Gulf Response. [1]
  2. Deepwater Horizon Marine Casualty Investigation Report (PDF) (Report). Office of the Maritime Administrator. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  3. On Scene Coordinator Report on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (PDF) (Report). September 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  4. "BP / Gulf Oil Spill – 68,000 Square Miles of Direct Impact" (Press release). 27 July 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  5. Robertson, Campbell; Krauss, Clifford (2 August 2010). "Gulf Spill Is the Largest of Its Kind, Scientists Say". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  6. "BP leak the world's worst accidental oil spill". The Daily Telegraph. London. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  7. Jervis, Rick; Levin, Alan (27 May 2010). "Obama, in Gulf, pledges to push on stopping leak". USA Today. Associated Press. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  8. "Memorial service honors 11 dead oil rig workers". USA Today.