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Oil Spill By: Camille Johnson

Posted in STUDENT POSTS FIRST MARKING PERIOD on June 11, 2010 by mrbgeography

On April 22, 201o also known as Earth Day. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. This happened in the Gulf of Mexico just off of Louisiana. The leak has caused many damages to the environment and the economy. This spill has left workers and animals injured and some animals dead. They have not stopped the leak. Over the time 5,000 barrels of oil has leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. Some workers have tried to clean the spill by plugging the well head or some even used hoses to clean the oil along the shore.

All of the animals in the Gulf are slicked with oil. They can’t move, so they can’t find food. Eventually they will die because there isn’t any food. Some businesses along the Gulf had to close down because the oil is coming ashore. Tourists can’t go to the ocean because it’s filled with oil and some people don’t even want to come down south because they won’t be able to do the things they wanted to. This has effected many people and things in the Gulf of Mexico and along the shore.

What are some ways people are trying to clean up the oil?

Do you think this oil is gong to stop leaking soon? Why?

Are there any other affects on the environment or economy?

OIL CAP by Nimit Patel

Posted in 1, STUDENT POSTS FIRST MARKING PERIOD, STUDENT POSTS MARKING PERIOD 3 on June 9, 2010 by mrbgeography

U.S. officials said that a cap installed over a leaking oil pipe is capturing more than 460,000 gallons┬á of oil per day. Instead of spilling into the Gulf, the oil was being funneled up through pipe to a ship on the surface.´╗┐ The spill isn’t over, large amounts of oil still billow out of vents in the cap. But for the first time since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20, humans seemed to be partly in control of the leaking BP well, instead of the other way around.

Admiral Allen a coast guard, yesterday told reporters a cap on the damaged oil well is keeping up to 462,000 gallons of oil a day from leaking into the Gulf. That’s up from about 441,000 gallons on Saturday and about 250,000 on Friday. BP in a statement put the amount being captured at 466,200 gallons. Admiral Allen said the government was using its own flow-rate calculations and not relying on those from BP.

Some reflections that I have about this story is that I feel very bad for all the animals and people who live in the oil spill area. I think that all the animals might become extinct because of all the oil and then they will mostly become covered in oil. Another thing is that the oil is going to effect jobs and bussiness people in the area. Hopefully nothing will happen and then the oil will finally stop and end.

Will the oil go away by the end of the year?

What are other ways to stop the oil?

How does the oil effect jobs?