Presentation on theme: "On April 20 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. At 9:45 p.m., the there were high pressures from the gases in the wells."— Presentation transcript:
On April 20 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. At 9:45 p.m., the there were high pressures from the gases in the wells and went straight up out of the column where the drill is in. The flames then exploded the platform above. The tragic accident killed 11 workers and wounded 17. Over 205 million gallons of oil were released into the Gulf of Mexico. Efforts were made to manage the spill with: controlled burning, chemicals and plugging the leak. Unfortunately all of these acts were unsuccessful, until mid-July. Then BP put a cap on the well, temporarily stopping the flow of the oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The well was then fully plugged and said to be a threat no more, on September 19 2010. This oil spill was the worst oil spill in US and history.
Lots of people helped stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and clean it up. Whether it was by money donations or by physical labour. The people/organizations that helped in the relief efforts were: the US Coast Guard, BP, eco-friendly organizations, and the local services all pitched in, in their own way. BP were the ones who put the cap on the well which completely stopped the flow of oil. The US Coast Guard helped by putting out the flames from the explosion and helped clean up the oil as did BP. And last but certainly not least the eco-friendly organizations and the local services helped by scrubbing the animals that were covered in oil clean and clean up the oil. How di they clean up the oil, by filtering out the oil from the water with special tools designed for this exact purpose and chemicals.
The name "BP“ is short for British Petroleum. BP is an international gas and oil company. They explore every area of the gas and oil industry. From exploration and refining to marketing and trading. BP also has reusable energy sources such as biofuels, hydrogen, and solar and wind power. It is the third largest gas and oil company and the fourth largest company in the entire world. BP has operations in over 80 countries. They produce around 3.8 million barrels of oil per day. BP is also the biggest gas and oil distributer in the United States. BP America is the largest division of the company.
The BP oil rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spread to the shores of Santa Rosa Island and New Orleans. The oil also covered over a fraction of the Chandeleur Valley.
Lots of people were deeply affected by this accident. 11 workers died and their bodies were never found. Surfers and swimmers weren’t allowed to do any water activities at some beaches because they would get covered in oil. I think that most of all the fishermen and the people they sold the fish to were most affected. A lot of the fish died from the oil, which meant that the fishermen couldn’t catch any fish.
So many innocent birds were affected by the 2010 oil spill. The birds affected include: cranes, herons, snow plovers, pelicans, and least terns. These birds’ wings were scrubbed clean by the people who were kind enough to help. Many of the water creature were also affected. These animals were: dolphins, manatees, walruses, sea turtles, many types of sharks, crabs, so many types of fish, underwater plants and lots of other animals.
I think that the BP oil spill is related to our Area of Interaction, health and social education, because the oil from the rig covered so many different animals with oil. And if the health of the animals isn’t okay the whole environmental system get messed up. Which means that other animals will die cause they can’t eat other animals because they’re already dead. Also, if animals die who are we going to depend on for food, clothes and many of the other things that animals provide us with.