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Oil Slick In The Gulf Of Mexico Reaches US' Shores

The amount of Oil spewing from an open well in the Gulf is five time more than what was originally thought. They now say 25,000 Gallons per day, instead of 5,000, are spewing up from the ocean floor. BP has been unsuccessful in stopping the leak and has began giving Haz Mat training to fisherman in the area.

BP, the company that owned the Louisiana oil rig that exploded last week, spent years battling federal regulators over how many layers of safeguards would be needed to prevent a deepwater well from this type of accident. One such safeguard that is mandatory in Mexican and Brazilian waters only cost $500,000 and could have prevented this accident.

Reports say the area around New Orleans already smell of a, "Pungent Fuel Smell."



Click to view image: 'NOAA Oil Spill Map'



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Added: May-1-2010 Occurred On: May-1-2010
By: Roach1983
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Tags: Oil, Slick, Horizon, Rig, Sink, Sunk, Gulf, Mexico, Exxon, Valdez, Disaster
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