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The following information is taken from the [http://www.doi.gov/ '''Department of the Interior'''] and the [http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/o/oil_spills/gulf_of_mexico_2010/index.html?scp=1-spot&sq=BP%20Oil%20Spill&st=cseupdates/ '''New York Times'''] on the updates of the BP Oil Spill. To look for more detailed information regarding the BP Oil Spill visit the [http://www.bp.com/extendedsectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=40&contentId=7061813/'''BP Global Site Oil Spill Response'''].
The following information is taken from the [http://www.doi.gov/ '''Department of the Interior'''] and the [http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/o/oil_spills/gulf_of_mexico_2010/index.html?scp=1-spot&sq=BP%20Oil%20Spill&st=cseupdates/ '''New York Times'''] on the updates of the BP Oil Spill. To look for more detailed information regarding the BP Oil Spill visit the [http://www.bp.com/extendedsectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=40&contentId=7061813/'''BP Global Site Oil Spill Response'''].

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Environmental Biosensors Oil Spills Deepwater Horizon Deepwater Horizon Timeline References

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Timeline

The following information is taken from the Department of the Interior and the New York Times on the updates of the BP Oil Spill. To look for more detailed information regarding the BP Oil Spill visit the BP Global Site Oil Spill Response.


August 8

  • cement plug had been successfully put in place after a procedure to seal the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico
  • next step will be a relief well

August 4

  • Static Kill of Gulf Oil well is deemed a success
  • Carol Browner, the president's energy and climate adviser, will visit Panama and Florida for discussion
  • scientists react with skepticism at federal government's report over extent of spill cleanup

July 30:

  • Effort to Permanently Plug Well Is Progressing
  • State and federal biologists released 13 laughing gulls, two royal terns and one sandwich tern at Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge

July 27:

  • bill intended to tighten environmental and safety standards for offshore drilling introduced
  • BP increased the money set aside for spill-related costs to $32.2 billion on Tuesday
  • wellhead off southeastern Louisiana was spewing oil and gas up to 100 feet into the air on Tuesday

July 26:

  • Admiral Allen said workers could begin the procedure called a static kill on Aug. 2
  • Robert Dudley expected to replace Hayward as BP chief

July 25:

  • quick turnaround for continuing oil cleanup in the Gulf
  • endangered baby sea turtles released back into the Gulf

July 24:

  • 28.3 percent of gulf oil production and 10.4 percent of natural gas output has stopped because of storm
  • emergency alarm on oil rig partly disabled - new discovery

July 21:

  • bad weather could cause delays in BP's work at the Deepwater Horizon oil well
  • Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Conoco Phillips plan to commit $1 billion to set up a rapid-response system to deal with oil spills

July 20:

  • Testing of oil cap extended another 24 hours with officials considering killing the well entirely
  • speculations of other seeps occur

July 19:

  • Subsea containment efforts continue with the capping stage
  • 408 controlled burns

July 15:

  • 5,000 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife
  • 32.9 million gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered
  • 1.84 million gallons of total dispersant have been applied
  • 581 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently oiled

July 14:

  • 31.8 million gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered
  • 348 controlled burns
  • 572 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently oiled
  • 1.82 million gallons of total dispersant have been applied

July 13:

  • 31.4 million gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered
  • 330 controlled burns have been conducted
  • 550 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently oiled

July 6:

  • ensure the safety of seafood coming from the Gulf, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and state authorities have agreed upon a shared protocol
  • BP also has begun connecting a floating riser pipe to third vessel, the Helix Producer, which will increase collection capacity to an estimated 53,000 barrels per day
  • 45,700 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife
  • 484 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently oiled
  • 1.72 million gallons of total dispersant have been applied

July 5:

  • NOAA expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to include portions of the oil slick
  • Tar balls collected from the Crystal Beach on the Texas coast were from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill with approximately 35 gallons of sand/seaweed/tar balls collected
  • 45,000 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife
  • 31.3 million gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered
  • 492 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently oiled

July 4:

  • making progress on new oil that washed because of bad weather in Hurricane Alex

July 1:

  • 42,700 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife
  • 1.61 million gallons of total dispersant have been applied
  • 428 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently oiled

June 30:

  • EPA Releases First Round of Toxicity Testing Data for Eight Oil Dispersants
  • 42,700 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife
  • 1.61 million gallons of total dispersant have been applied
  • 423 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently oiled

June 29:

  • Vice President Biden Travels to Gulf Coast to Assess Response Efforts
  • Fish and Wildlife Service and Coast Guard, released more than 70 rehabilitated brown pelicans back to the wild from the USCG station in Brunswick, Ga.
  • 38,900 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife and cleanup vital coastlines
  • 1.6 million gallons of total dispersant have been applied
  • 413 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently oiled

June 28:

  • NOAA-Supported Scientists Predict Increase in Area Containing Depleted Oxygen or the “dead zone”
  • 38,600 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife
  • 28.2 million gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered
  • 213 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently oiled

June 25:

  • 37,000 personnel, more than 4,500 vessels engaged
  • 275 controlled burns have been carried out to date, removing about 239,000 barrels of sea surface oil