Tuesday, March 29, 2011

BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Timeline Map

Here’s an interesting, but distressing link that shows a time-series of maps and the blow by blow mishaps of the BP-Transocean-Halliburton oil/gas drilling disaster. 

Last April 20th, a natural gas blowout resulted in an explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon exploratory drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico and killed 11 workers.  The video highlights the slow and inadequate response to contain the oil spill and documents the failure of many attempts to stop leakage from the well.  The aerial image shows the oil on the surface water hitting land.  The site links videos of personal stories and states that over 1,300 dead animals were recorded on the shoreline within 100 days of the disaster.

Click here, for another descriptive timeline and links to news stories that ends with the White House’s oil commission’s conclusion in January 2011 (click here for the commission’s final report and video of findings) that the blowout and spill were preventable and a result of management failure by BP, Transocean, and Halliburton.

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