Gulf Oil Spill

By: kaitlyn childree

when did Gulf Oil Spill occur?

April 20, 2010

where did the spill occur?

Gulf of Mexico

how and why did the spill occur?

sea-floor gusher flowed for 87 days.

the damage caused to the local enviroment by....

  • killing animals
  • killing humans
  • people went missing {11}

what methods were used to clean it up?

  • blowout preventions
  • containment domes
  • relief wells
  • chemical dispersants
  • oil skimmers

what was the lasting effect of the spill?

the water from the gulf evaporated and BP announced that it would pay $4.5 billion in fines and in other payments for guilty charges.