Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Case Study

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When did the oil spill begin and end?
20th April 2010 to 15th July
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What expolded?
A deep water oil well
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What coast is the gulf of mexico off?
Louisiana, South Coast of North America
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How many barrels a day did the oil leek out?
40,000
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How many barrels of oil in total were spilled?
4.9 million
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How many species living in the Gulf Islands and marshlands were at risk?
400
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What endangered species of turtle were at risk?
Kemps Ridley turtle, Hawksbill and Leatherback
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What ecosystem was lost?
wetland grasses
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How many dead birds were counted?
3000
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How many dead sea turtles?
500
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How many dead dolphins?
64
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How long will the ecosystem require to recover on average
decades
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For how long after the spill could tar balls still be found on the Mississippi coast?
3
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How many miles of coastline were affected?
16,000
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What state's coasts were affected?
Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, alabama, florida
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How many animals in total were reported dead 3 months after the spill?
8,000
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What was a negative impact on the tourist industry?
Declined as tourists cancelled thier holidy
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What was a positive impact on the tourist industry?
Some hotels/bussinesses reported an increase due to clean up operators coming and staying from all around the country
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What was the cost to the fishing industry?
$2.5 billion
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How many people in Louisiana are emplyed by the oil industry?
58,000
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How many oil related jobs are there in Louisiana?
260,000
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What % of Louisiana's jobs are related to oil?
17%
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How much compensation did BP allocate for unemployed offshore workers?
$20 billion
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What was the economic impact on tourism?
$23 billion
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How big was BP's spill response fund?
$20 billion
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How many claims for lost income were filed?
50,000
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Out of the 50,000 claims for lost income how many were paid?
10,000
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What % of Gulf waters were closed to fishing?
40%
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How many gallons of oil dispersant was used?
1.9 million
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How many meters of boom was used to combat the spill?
5.5 million
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What expolded?

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