On Tuesday April 20, 2010 an explosion rocked the offshore oil drilling platform, Deepwater Horizon, 52 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. 11 of the 126 on board were lost at sea when the platform collapsed. Nearly a mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, lay a gushing oil pipe. The rigs blowout preventer failed to engage. If the blowout preventer would have engaged as designed, the flow of oil would have stopped. Attempts at turning off the flow of oil have proven unsuccessful.
The largest oil spill in history is underway…
Express your thoughts with surviving family and friends of the colleagues lost and to those recovering from injuries.
President Obama’s Oval Office Address on BP Oil Spill & Energy 6-15-2010
BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told reporters he cares about the small people living along the Gulf coast 6-16-2010
Trade-off between cost and well safety? 6-17-2010
BP CEO Tony Haward testimony video 6-17-2010
Child is screaming for mom to get the oil off her in Destin Beach, Florida. 6-23-2010
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