Friday, May 28, 2010

BP's Oil Disaster, an Update

On April 20th, BP's oil rig exploded and killed 11 of the workers and broke a pipe 5,000 feet under the water, which is letting out at most 19,000 barrels of oil per day. This disaster is far over double of the barrels dumped than the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989, which was off of the coast of Alaska and spilled about 250,000 barrels of oil.

People are saying that this is the worst disaster in U.S. history. The oil, is now moved up to coasts and marshes of Louisiana and is having a huge effect on the wildlife down there and the animals in the ocean. And they think that they have 5 ideas to stop the oil.

And now Obama feels responsible for the oil spill because it was a government failure and now he said that he is sorry for the disaster. But the people still do not blame him for the spill. But people are still angry at the government for it.

Click on this page for NPR and Google's 24/7 webcam of the leaking drill.

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