Friday, April 30, 2010

25,000 Barrels of Oil Per Day Could Be Spilling Into Gulf Coast (#OilSpill UPDATE, 4/30/2010)

This could be the worst oil spill in history after the "Deepwater Horizon" oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. 5,000 25,000 barrels of oil per day could be spilling into the Louisiana coastline. Eleven people remain unaccounted for after the explosion. It will impact fisheries, seafood prices, bird population and could take up to 3-months to plug the leak. Below are video updates from France24, AP and KXAN Austin-NBC along with an Aerial photo from NASA and recent articles.

Courtesy of France24


AUSTIN/KXAN-NBC AUSTIN


AP


Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico on 4/29  - Source:  NASA Goddard Photo

Recent Articles:
*UPDATE: Experts: Oil May Be Leaking at Rate of 25,000 Barrels a Day in Gulf - WSJ
Oyster Harvest Area Closure Map - Louisiana.gov
Fishing Closure Map - Louisiana.gov
'We're going to get hit': Spill to impact seafood prices - WZVN Fort Myers/Naples
Oil Spill Update: Federal Response Heightens - DoDLive.mil
Air Force C130s, Navy Equipment to Support Oil Slick Response - Defense.gov
CSB: Site of Fatal Oklahoma Oil Explosion was Unsecured - EHS Today
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Oil Leak from Gulf Rig Explosion - PRNewswire
2 Air Force planes to help with oil spill - AP
Oil spill could cost insurers $1 bln: Partner Re - MarketWatch
Oil spill may threaten offshore drilling plans - CNN
Document: BP didn't plan for major oil spill - AP
Oil Platform Explosion Insured Losses Could Hit $1.5B - P&C National Underwriter
In ironic twist, BP finalist for pollution prevention award - CNN
Long-term impact of Gulf of Mexico oil spill remains unclear - Nola.com

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