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BP Oil Spill: A Look at What Happened (tentative) William Zinsmeister Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

October 15 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - PFEN 241

Abstract: The explosion and fire on Deepwater Horizon on the night of April 20th led to the biggest oil spill in the history of the United States. Although the accident is still under investigation, a number of facts have emerged that provide insight into the causes of the accident. I will review the sequence of events that may have caused the initial explosion, attempts to contain the leaking oil, and the lessons learned by the oil companies and the federal government

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