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- Largest US oil spill disaster
- April 20, 2010 10 PM CDT explosion occurred on Deepwater Horizon oil rig
- Rig was 41 mi off Louisiana coast
- Oil well located 5,000 feet below the ocean surface
- Rig owned by Transocean, built by Hyundai, leased by BP, Anadarko and Mitsui
- Macondo prospect estimated to contain 50 million barrels of oil
- Blowout preventer made by Cameron and installed by Halliburton
- Halliburton said that it had finished cementing 20 hours before the fire

Coverage:
Deepwater Horizon Unified Command
White house
NOAA
CNN
MSNBC
gCaptain
ADN
Upstream
NOLA

Companies:
BP
Transocean
Halliburton
Hyundai Heavy Industries
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Cameron

Articles:
BP Gulf Oil Spill Cheat Sheet: A Timeline of Unfortunate Events
Oil Blowout: What Did BP and Halliburton Know, and What/When Did They Tell Us?

Wikipedia:
Deepwater Horizon oil spill
List of oil spills

Maps:
CNN Spill Tracker
Oil Spill Tracker
Where Oil Has Made Landfall
Nola

Video:
Spill Cam
60 Minutes

Photos:
Boston Globe
Nachofoto
Yahoo photos

Posted: 2010-05-27 14:41:15


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