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Category: Gulf Oil Catastrophe

Minority Partner to Pay $90 Million Over Oil Spill

Minority Partner to Pay $90 Million Over Oil Spill

A minority partner in BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico agreed Friday to pay $90 million in a settlement with the federal government and Gulf states over the 2010 oil spill. It includes the largest civil penalty ever recovered under the federal Clean Water Act.

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Mysterious Flotsam in Gulf of Mexico Came from Deepwater Horizon Rig

Mysterious Flotsam in Gulf of Mexico Came from Deepwater Horizon Rig

A research team led by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) confirmed that flotsam, found in the Gulf of Mexico and along coastal beaches, were pieces of material used to maintain buoyancy of the pipe bringing up oil from the seafloor. Tracking debris from damaged oil rigs could help forecast coastal impacts in the future.

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Chemical measurements confirm official estimate of Gulf oil spill rate

Chemical measurements confirm official estimate of Gulf oil spill rate

This information about the transport and fate of different components of the spilled gas and oil mixture could help resource managers and others trying to understand environmental exposure levels.

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Deep Gulf Drilling Thrives 18 mos. After BP Spill

Deep Gulf Drilling Thrives 18 mos. After BP Spill

Two hundred miles off the coast of Texas, ribbons of pipe are reaching for oil and natural gas deeper below the ocean’s surface than ever before.

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Air Pollution Levels From Deepwater Horizon Spill Similar To Large Urban Area

Air Pollution Levels From Deepwater Horizon Spill Similar To Large Urban Area

About one of every 13 barrels of the Deepwater Horizon-spilled oil that reached the ocean surface, eventually made its way into airborne organic particles small enough to be inhaled into human lungs, and some of those particles likely reached the Gulf coast when the winds were blowing toward the shore, according to the study.

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Engineering experts hit safety culture in BP spill

Engineering experts hit safety culture in BP spill

BP and the oil industry drilling in the Gulf of Mexico lacked the proper safety attitude to handle the large risks of deep-water drilling, leading to the many bad decisions behind the nation’s worst offshore spill, a panel of expert engineers said Wednesday.

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USDA Announces $50 Million for Gulf Of Mexico’s Restoration

USDA Announces $50 Million for Gulf Of Mexico’s Restoration

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Monday announced a vast, collaborative plan developed by a federal task force to restore the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Meanwhile, court battles are still fiercely going on between the different involved parties.

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: New Approach to Assessing Impacts of Ecological Damage

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: New Approach to Assessing Impacts of Ecological Damage

The magnitude and depth of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will require an unprecedented effort to determine the extent and severity of ecological damage and to develop restoration plans for affected areas in the Gulf of Mexico, says an interim report by the National Research Council.

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BP Gets 1st Deepwater Gulf Permit Since Oil Spill

BP Gets 1st Deepwater Gulf Permit Since Oil Spill

U.S. officials have given BP the go-ahead to drill a new deepwater well in the Gulf of Mexico, its first such permit since last year’s catastrophic oil spill…

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