Reactions to the deepwater horizon oil spill from various officials and interested parties ranged from blame and outrage at the damage caused by the spill, to calls for greater accountability on the part of the us government and bp, including new legislation dealing with preventative security and clean-up improvements. On april 20, 2010, the explosion on the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the gulf of mexico led to the largest accidental release of oil into marine waters in history on nov 15, 2012, bp, the. In the months after the deepwater horizon oil rig exploded in the gulf of mexico in 2010, much of america watched the spill cam, a live feed that showed oil flowing into the gulf. Air quality during the bp deepwater horizon oil spill us environmental protection agency office of air quality planning and standards research triangle park, nc 27711. 8 years after bp oil spill, thousands of medical claims still not paid updated april 20, tiffany odoms said her husband alonzo odoms worked the oil spill cleanup response before the spill.
Oil spill response limited (osrl) is the largest international industry-funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services. Glaring errors and omissions in bp's oil spill response plans have exposed a slapdash effort to follow environmental rules, outraging gulf coast residents who can see on their beaches how. The bp oil spill regional plan (bp regional plan) is online here this document is relied on and incorporated in the exploration plan for the macondo site (online here) via the following certification: since bp exploration & production inc has the capability to respond to the appropriate worst case. The federal government's role in bp oil spill state and local officials complain the obama administration is too slow in channeling supplies and support to protect the fragile coast and an.
The april 20, 2010, explosion and collapse of the bp deepwater horizon oil platform in the gulf of mexico resulted in the release of millions of barrels of oil into gulf waters the response to this disaster. Response efforts to the bp oil spill admiral allen gave us an update, the latest information on both the efforts to plug the well, as well as giving us an update on arrangements and. Horizon oil spill has shown that the regulation for spill prevention and response are not sufficient as the oil companies will act in the best interest of themselves, it is the duty of the government to set. The four reports, from the national commission on the bp deepwater horizon oil spill and offshore drilling, make clear that the president-appointed panel does not intend to spare the.
A 2015 survey found that 70 percent of americans believed bp should pay maximum fines under the clean water act for its role in the 2010 gulf oil spill ongoing response and recovery restoring the gulf coast means making it better than it was before the spill. Usgs oil spill response note: we will be continually updating this page as more information is made available the usgs continues to mobilize equipment and personnel to gather scientific data and information on the environmental impacts of the oil spill to affected coastal habitats. Oil spill response is an international non-profit oil industry funded spill response organization headquartered in london, the european analogue to the marine spill response corporation in the.
Epa is the lead federal response agency for oil spills occurring in inland waters the us coast guard is the lead response agency for spills in coastal waters and deepwater ports epa's oil spill prevention program includes the spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (spcc) and the facility response plan (frp) rules. Bp was solely to blame for 21 of 35 contributing causes to the gulf spill tragedy and shared blame for 8 more, federal investigators concluded in a report released wednesday. Bp gulf of mexico oil spill response plan.
To ensure we have the tools needed to respond to the bp oil spill, the house passed s 3473 on june 10th to permit the coast guard to obtain one or more advances from the oil spill liability trust fund to underwrite federal response activities related to the bp/deepwater horizon oil spill under current law, the coast guard can only withdraw up. Initial response to the spill restorethegulfgov was originally a web site maintained by the us coast guard to provide information and updates during the deepwater horizon oil spill response in 2014, the gulf coast ecosystem restoration council assumed hosting responsibilities for this web site.
The deepwater horizon oil spill occurred between april 10 and september 19, 2010 in the gulf of mexicoa variety of techniques were used to address fundamental strategies for addressing the spilled oil, which were: to contain oil on the surface, dispersal, and removal. The bp oil spill is the result of a series of events that eventually led to thousands of barrels of petroleum leaking into the gulf in early september, bp released a report that analyzed. Bp faces two crises the first is stopping the spillage of 200,000 gallons of oil a day in the gulf of mexico the other is convincing people it's trying to stop the spillage of 200,000 gallons.