On May 3rd
“It’s as if it never happened.”
Dr. Frank Alcock, Senior Fellow, Collins Center for Public Policy, referring to public opinion about drilling in the Gulf of Mexico two years after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in April, 2010.
The Deepwater Horizon explosion was the worst offshore oil spill in U. S. history:
- 11 people died, and 17 were injured (I wonder: how many total people were on the rig, i.e. how many people didn’t get hurt?)
- It took 86 days to cap the well, and another 66 days to permanently seal it.
- Barrels of oil leaked: 50,000 to 65,000 barrels a day… total: ~4.9 million.
- Over 2 million gallons of chemical dispersant used.
- Economic damage: $40 to $60 billion (I wonder: does “damage” mean “lost”? If so, who paid and how much? BP? The public?)
- Environmental damage: too early to say (Again, who is going to pay and how much will it be?)
Here’s some of my related blog posts since the event, as well:
- 1/19/10 – Hands Across the Sand – An Interesting Event
- 5/6/10 – Buying Eight Track Tapes in an iPad World – An Overview
- 5/15/10 – Can Solar Energy Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill?
- 5/19/10 – Buying Eight Track Tapes in an iPad World – The Sand
- 5/21/10 – New York Times Concise History of Major Oil Spills
- 5/24/10 – Buying Eight Track Tapes in an iPad World – Hurricanes
- 6/3/10 – Buying Eight Track Tapes in an iPad World – Tragic Accidents
- 6/22/10 – Renewable Energy – Offshore Wind, Not Offshore Oil
- 6/25/10 – Hands Across the Sand – The Second, Bigger Event