deepwater horizon

deepwater horizon

Dangerous Game by Bill Madden

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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is a massive ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history. The spill stems from a sea floor oil gusher that resulted from the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion. The explosion killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others. The gusher is estimated to be flowing at 35,000 to 60,000 barrels of crude oil per day. For comparison, this is equal to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill every one to two weeks!! Experts fear that the spill will result in an environmental disaster, with extensive impact already apparent on marine and wildlife habitats and our food supply. The spill has also damaged the Gulf of Mexico fishing and tourism industries. There have been a variety of efforts by the guilty parties to stem the flow at the wellhead and none have been effective. As of this posting, the oil spill continues unstopped.