Hazard Analysis and Impacts FFP1830
25 May 2010
BP Horizon Oil Spill Back in the '40s and '50s I believe that companies stood behind their products. In later decades I don 't think it was as common and there were a lot of lies, double books, and skimming going around. In this current age how many companies can you honestly say you would invest in their products for the rest of your life? BP is just one of thousands of companies that work by the bottom line and only by the bottom line, usually bypassing safety and employees. BP just got caught because of their ineptness to control the leak and non-consideration of such an event occurring. Unfortunately, like the Exxon Valdez 21 years ago which is still impacting the waters and peoples of Alaska, this oil spill will continue to decimate species and continually damage what restorations are put into place for estuaries and beaches and marine and coastal species. Sadly, this spill in its short time has already surpassed the Exxon Valdez. BP 's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010 killing 11 people and had leaked 2.5 million gallons daily of crude oil into the Gulf before BP capped the leak on 060310. Some scientists are saying the estimate is closer to 4 million gallons daily of oil leakage and based on some government estimates more than 140 million gallons of crude have now spewed from the well. This should not have been a surprise – BP has had previous problems that either people read about and thought that it didn 't really affect them or the incidents weren 't as highly media-ized as could have been. BP announced on 071906 that they would shut down the last 12 oil wells in Alaska 's Prudhoe Bay that leaked insulating agent consisting of crude oil and diesel fuel. Mother Jones Magazine called BP one of the "ten worst corporations" in 2001 and 2005 because of their miserable environmental and human rights records. Based on EPA toxic release data, in
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