BP Oil Leak Containment Efforts Continues: The British Petroleum (BP) which owns the oil rig should ast track its actions to contain the oil spill. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is getting larger and larger as time passes by. On its latest update, the oil spill which started from an oil rig explosion last April 20, 2010 in the Deepwater Horizon owned by Transocean is getting closer and closer to the Louisana coastline which poses a threat to the marine life over there.
US President Barack Obama has called every possible action to contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from continuous leakage. As of last week, a third leak in the oil rig was found which is throwing the most amount of oil into the water.
According to several experts, the current situation of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may probably surpass the extent of the BP oil spill which happened in 1989 from Exxon Valdez in Alaska. That particular oil spill is so far considered as the worst oil spill in the history resulting to millions of environmental damages particularly in the livelihood of fishermen and in the wildlife. Currently, it has already reached more than half of the size of that oil spill.
I hope they do the fastest possible action to contain this oil spill in Gulf of Mexico from further leakage to the water. Companies who have the necessary oil spill machineries like boom oil equipment should coordinate with the authorities. I’ve heard that these boom oil equipments clean oil spills and contains them to avoid further leakage.
So far, the US Government has already taken its action to contain this oil spill which is spreading fast in the Gulf of Mexico. Last May 2, BP begins accepting claims for the Gulf Coast oil spill via BP’s helpline at 1-800-440-0858. To date, more than 1 million gallons of oily water have been recovered and 367,881 feet of Boom have been deployed. Let’s all be united to prevent this oil leak from further damaging us.
Efforts to contain the BP oil spill centered is now centered in a solution called LMRP or Lower Marine Riser Package which involves a channeling of the oil leak to a nearby Discoverer Enterprise. This drillship, in turn will collect the oil and gas and then spew it out of the ocean to avoid further injuries.
I think people and most especially companies like BP and Transocean should be more careful enough the next time they drill another oil rig. Meanwhile, you can find above one of the pictures which represents the huge oil containment dome as one of the containment efforts being done in the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.To receive updates from Daily Top Trends directly to your e-mail, you can subscribe to us for free by entering your e-mail address here and confirming your subscription by clicking the link that will be sent to your e-mail address.