Gulf Oil Spill: Containment And Clean Up
Oct 17, 2011 — Anadarko was a minority partner in the project to drill for oil at the Deepwater Horizon site. Eleven workers were killed when the rig exploded in April 2010, and the spill was one of the worst in U.S. history.
Jun 22, 2011 — Transocean, the rig owner, BP made all the key decisions that led to the disaster. The British company has pointed the finger at many players. Who is ultimately judged to be responsible will be debated in court.
Apr 4, 2011 — Transocean Ltd. owned the rig that exploded a year ago, killing 11 workers and creating a massive oil spill that took months to contain. Now, it says it was "insensitive" to say in a regulatory filing that 2010 was — statistically — its best year.
Mar 5, 2011 — One physicist says that a substance familiar to young children — oobleck, a mixture of cornstarch and water — might have helped stop the flow of oil from BP's blown-out well.
Feb 25, 2011 — The federal panel investigating the cause of the disaster says it won't finish its final report on time. The explosion killed 11 workers and led to more than 200 million gallons of oil spewing from the well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico.
Jan 11, 2011 — One step in preventing another oil spill disaster is to hire federal regulators who won't be outsmarted by their better-paid, better-trained industry cohorts. That's one of the recommendations released Tuesday in the final report from the president's commission on the Gulf of Mexico spill.
Jan 6, 2011 — Some scientists contest the conclusions of a new study that claims that methane from the BP was eaten by bacteria. But they agree that it does not seem to have caused lasting damage to the ecosystem.
Jan 6, 2011 — In an excerpt from its final report, the presidential panel investigating what went wrong on the Deepwater Horizon rig outlines error after error made on the rig and onshore by BP and its contractors. The commission's co-chair blames bad management and bad communication.
Dec 15, 2010 — The Obama administration's lawsuit asks that the companies be held liable without limitation for all removal costs and damages caused by the oil spill, including damages to natural resources. The lawsuit also seeks civil penalties under the Clean Water Act.
Dec 6, 2010 — The oyster businesses in the Gulf of Mexico remain hobbled by the BP oil spill. Many companies are still operating with skeleton crews because of a scarcity of oysters. Proprietors also worry that people will shy away from seafood purchases even after oysters recover.