? asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 1 decade ago

Info about the gulf of Mexico oil spill?

I need a goo website that has information about the gulf of mexico oil spill that has happened recently, like what is the oil like, how much oil has been leaking, where it has gone, how is the economy and the tourism, and how are they containing the oil?

I tried google which was not very much help at all. :/ Thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The most accurate sources say that there has been 100,000 barrels per day of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. That means that up to today 6.9 million barrels of oil have leaked into the Gulf of Mexico.

    If they cannot stop the leak until mid-August (as they say now) by then 12 million barrels of oil will have leaked into the Gulf of Mexico.

    They say they are trying to contain some of the oil but how can we possibly believe anything that BP says when their initial estimates of the oil leaking was 1 thousand barrels per day when in fact the true amount of leaking oil is 100 times that amount?

    Source(s): Geography Expert
  • 1 decade ago


    The BP website has some good information on it, especially considering the fact that all eyes in the world are on their containment and clean-up efforts.


    You can also check the old Mineral Management Service site, they're in the process of changing over to a new name and website, but it's the government's answer to the problem.

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