'A Report from Florida on the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Disaster'
June 17, 2010
Hosted by David Gibbons
Joining In Discussion today, Andy Smith Spokesperson of the Apalachola Riverkeepers Florida, Dan Fanelli Congressional Candidate also from Florida and Pat O’Brien Veteran Investigative Reporter. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill Macondo blowout) is a massive ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, now considered the largest offshore spill in U.S. history. Some estimates placed it by late May or early June as among the largest oil spills in the world with tens of millions of gallons spilled to date. The spill stems from a sea floor 10,000 foot deep oil gusher that followed the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion. The explosion killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others. The gusher originates from a deepwater wellhead 5,000 feet below the ocean surface. The resulting oil slick covers a surface area of at least 2,500 square miles, with the exact size and location of the slick fluctuating from day to day.
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