Colossal Oil Spill In The Gulf Of Mexico Approaching The ShoreMay 1st, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The major oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is getting worse with the passage of every hour. It is getting closer to the gulf shore jeopardizing the wildlife as well as economically and ecologically significant fishing grounds and oyster beds.
The platform owned by BP, the British oil giant, was struck by a blast a few days back. The blast took place as the rig had finished drilling a 6,000 meter exploratory well. The company has confessed that the oil is oozing five times faster that it had earlier estimated at a rate of roughly 5000 barrels a day.
The leakage has led to a gigantic oil slick, which is growing every minute. The crisis has become graver as winds have contributed to the slick movement and is pushing it further towards the coastlines of Louisiana and Mississippi. Keeping all of these in mind, the establishment has already made plans to diminish the harm as much as possible when the spill gets to the shore.
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- Oil spill heads for US coast - Apr 30, 2010
- President Obama to tour oil spill disaster area - May 02, 2010
- US allows BP to drill new Gulf deepwater wells - Oct 22, 2011
- US to lease out Gulf of Mexico chunk for oil drilling - Jan 27, 2012
- US oil spill could reach Louisiana shore by Friday - Apr 29, 2010
- Major oil leak in Gulf of Mexico - Apr 27, 2010
- Investigation begins into Gulf of Mexico oil spill - May 11, 2010
- US oil spill spreads to Mississippi, Alabama - Jun 02, 2010
- BP places 'top cap' over leak - Jun 06, 2010
- BP To Start Top Kill To Stop Oil Spill Further - May 25, 2010
- The Cleaning Of The BP Oil Spill To Cost Virtually $5 Billion - May 04, 2010
- Obama arrives in Gulf as top-kill effort continues - May 28, 2010
- US to battle oil leak for 'months to come' - Jun 07, 2010
- Russia proposes setting up special fund for tackling oil spills - Jun 28, 2010