Due Date – March 19, 2014
On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deep-water Horizon /BP MC252 drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico caused the rig to sink and killed 11 workers. As the result, the oil began leaking into the Gulf creating the largest spill in American history to date. Over the course of 87 days an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil were released into the Gulf. Although research continues to determine the full extent of the damage, we know that this spill impacted wildlife, habitats, fishing communities, and commerce along the large coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, and Florida.
Develop a Review Paper about the methodologies that were used in cleaning spilled oil and explain the Environmental Impact Assessment for Gulf of Mexico oil spills on the environment. Discuss the methodologies and what are the consequence impacts on the environment. Develop a kinetic diagram to show the relationships of the oil spill and environmental processes that will happen as the result of oil spills. Expalin what are the methods that can be used to clean up the spills and to be used in environmental restoration process.
Develop a characteristic diagram for the impacted ecosystems and model for the impacted areas.
In this project, I am expecting you to study this problem and develop discussion of the methodologies that used for cleaning the oil spilled, restoration of ecosystems and the impacts of this environmental problem on the ecosystems, health, wildlife, social impacts..etc. Write a report containing all aspects of environmental impacts about this huge impacted environmental problem in the Gulf of Mexico.