American Government Sets Forth A Deadline To BP Over The Catastrophic Oil Spill In The Gulf Of Mexico

June 10th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

The federal government of America, led by Barack Obama, has set forth a 72-hour deadline to the powerful British Petroleum (BP) to generate efficient tactics to control and recover the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has taken the shape of a catastrophe. The oil spill has ravaged the ecological system of the American coastline in areas such as Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.

The deadline has been mentioned in a governmental letter. The letter articulates that BP shall make available the tactics for these parallel, unremitting, and emergency collection procedures, as well as an execution timeline, within 72 hours of obtaining this letter.

The deadline arrives approximately two months subsequent to the detonation of a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. This has led to the most horrible man-made ecological calamity in American history.

James Watson of the Coast Guard Rear Admiral, who happens to be an on-scene controller, has commanded BP to create emergency preparation for its ‘top hat’ containment method. Watson has also ordered BP to explicate how it desires to recover the left behind crude and natural gas still seeping out.

The existing procedure, which commenced on Saturday, consists of a cap positioned over the leak that collects the oil. This enables it to be drained off by means of a pipe to a container ship.

The deadline has arrived as BP shares have crashed on international markets.

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen uttered on Wednesday that BP had seized slightly more than 15,000 barrels of oil on Tuesday with its ‘top hat’ control method.

Allen proclaimed that BP was functioning to amplify the processing capability of a drill ship and a service rig at the water’s surface to 28,000 barrels a day. This is being endeavored to manage the load as the company intensifies the gathering rate.

The letter, in which the deadline has been enunciated, has emphasized worries about the capability of the ship processing the oil. It has mentioned governmental apprehensions that the recovery operations could be disrupted during the continuing hurricane season in America.

According to the most conservative calculation, a massive 26 million liters of crude have trickled into the Gulf. This has squeezed the life out of Louisiana’s marshlands, coating birds and other wildlife. Fishing has been hit severely, which has had a harsh impact on the local economy.

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