Bp Oil Spill Letter

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The purpose for my letter is to express my concerns of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred April 20, 2010. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is the most recent oil spill and in all probability the biggest catastrophic spill in the petroleum industry. The BP oil spill did not just affect the company, it affected so much more; it had such a huge impact on the birds, whales, and the costal habitats. Six years ago the Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico blew out, causing an explosion. Oil leaked from the broken well from mid-April to mid-July, nearly three months, causing more than 200 million gallons of crude oil to swim out onto the gulf shoreline. In addition to the oil, almost 2 million gallons of virulent dispersant was used. The chemical dispersant did not lessen the amount of oil, but broke it into smaller particles, leaving the Gulf of Mexico as a dead zone. My concerns are the animals that are continuing to be harmed by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a deadly accident that caused a lot of harm; it destroyed Gulf fishing and tourism industries. The spill injured 17 people and 11 people lost their lives. The marine…show more content…
I write this letter to BP on behalf of myself and many citizens who are concerned. I list plausible solutions so another oil spill does not occur. Investigators say one of the causes for the spill was that it failed to be properly inspected. A way we can easily avoid a second oil spill is by continually and constantly inspecting correctly. Schedule regular audits. Technology has advanced so much that BP can add leak detection devices to the wells. BP should avoid places where there are a lot of fishermen or places like the Gulf of Mexico just because there is a lot of reef that can be harmed again. We all need to bring about a change; it can save us money, we can save our marine wildlife, and together we can save our Mother
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