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Oil Spill – focus shifts to long-term effects

Worries about recovery come to the foreground, now that the well has been capped. See As oil spill cleanup shifts gears, gulf residents fear they’ll be forgotten. The [LA] state government said this week that erosion eats away 29 square … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Update – -Not all clear just yet

NOAA issued a major report on August 4, titled Federal Science Report Details Fate of Oil from BP Spill.  The full text of that report ( 5 pages) is available here. Nevertheless, other scientists are questioning the methodology and results … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill–New Spill Estimates: almost 5 million barrels

New spill estimates released August 2 suggest that 4.9 million barrels of oil (give or take 10%), or 205,000,000 gallons have been released from the Deepwater Horizon oil well.  Of that, they estimate that about 16%, or 800,000 barrels (33.6 million … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster – July 30 – commercial fishing to resume

  Two news articles about the resumption of fishing off the LA coast: Commercial fishing east of Mississippi River could reopen this week; and another account in Bloomberg News. The decision to resume fishing was supported by the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster – July 27 – more second thoughts

Could Oil Spill Debacle be Fatal to NIMS/ICS? Opinion piece in Emergency Management, July 20. Experienced responders comment on whether or not NIMS and ICS were used as intended for the oil spill disaster response  (Thanks for Bill Cumming for … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster – July 23

For Oil Spill Victims, Fair Compensation Requires a Crystal Ball; Gulf Residents Will Need to Predict Future Damages, in The Washington Independent. July 22. According to a colleague who is doing field work in coastal LA, the incidents of stress … Continue reading

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Oil Spill – June 12 – anxiety about effects of spilled oil

BP told to step up containment, WSJ, June 12. The U.S. has given BP PLC two days to devise a more aggressive plan for containing oil leaking from its damaged deepwater well into the Gulf of Mexico, as tension surrounding … Continue reading

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