Main Facts of the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Hermilo Ramírez-León
  • Angelica Guerrero-Zúñiga
Chapter
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

This a review of the main issues involving the oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010 in the Deepwater Horizon platform owned by British Petroleum. A general description of the main facts that occurred, supported by images and a brief description, since the spill began to the date when it was finally controlled on July 15. It contains brief comments on future consequences.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermilo Ramírez-León
    • 1
  • Angelica Guerrero-Zúñiga
    • 1
  1. 1.Mexican Petroleum InstituteMexico cityMexico

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