Posts Tagged ‘Oil spill’

Spill Children: The Untold Story of the BP Gulf Oil Disaster

February 21, 2011 Leave a comment

McClatchy – Justice Department sues BP, others over Gulf oil spill

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

From McClatchy:

Justice Department sues BP, others over Gulf oil spill

By Erika Bolstad and Renee Schoof | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — BP and other companies not only ignored important safety and operating regulations, the Justice Department said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, but it also failed to take necessary precautions to keep its Gulf of Mexico well under control before the April 20 blowout that killed 11 people.

While the full scope of the disaster isn’t yet known, the Justice Department wrote in its suit, “the consequences include lost lives, destroyed livelihoods, and grave harm to natural resources across several states and related waters.”

The lawsuit, the first phase in punishing the parties responsible for the spill, could wrest billions of dollars in civil penalties from nine companies the Justice Department blames, including BP, for allowing an estimated 4.1 million barrels of oil to gush into the Gulf of Mexico over three months. Because each barrel spilled carries a fine of as much as $4,300, those flow-rate estimates — derived by a government team and already disputed by BP — will be at the heart of the multi-billion dollar case.

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Stanford University – The Gulf of Mexico and Our Oil Legacy

December 8, 2010 Leave a comment

MORE TROUBLE: Gulf smells like tap water, no salt or fish smell

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Slashdot – BP Ignored Safety Modeling Software To Save Time

November 28, 2010 Leave a comment

From Slashdot:

BP Ignored Safety Modeling Software To Save Time

Posted by Soulskill on Saturday November 27, @09:09AM
from the show-of-hands-who-is-surprised dept.

DMandPenfold writes “BP ignored the advice of safety modeling software in an attempt to save time before the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a presentation slide (PDF) prepared by US investigators. The slide in question briefly appeared on the Oil Spill Commission’s website in error, but was quickly retracted. Advanced cement modeling software, provided by BP’s cement contractor Halliburton, had highlighted serious stability concerns with the well.”

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Believe BP, the oil is gone… How stupid do they think we are?

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

“There are no crabs” — “Parasites inside of their lungs eating them alive”

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment