BP Oil Spill destroys Gulf

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  • Explosion occours

    Explosion occours
    Explosion occurs on Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil rig. After the explosion 11 workers were reported missing
  • Oil burns for hours

    Oil burns for hours
    Oil has already been burning for 36 hours when another explosion occurs. The second explosion causes oil rig to sink.
  • Search for missing workers

    Search for missing workers
    Coast Guard call off search for missing worker after 3 days of searching
  • Coast Guard's big announcement

    Coast Guard's big announcement
    guardian
    Coast Guard announce the leak of 42,000 gal of oil leaking from the underwaterwell spill should be seen as a major threat
  • Bp sending in the Robots

    Bp sending in the Robots
    Bp sends robots countless times to try to repair the welll by sealing off the oil coming from it. Despite many efforts they fail
  • Homeland signs order for investigation

    Homeland signs order for investigation
    Homeland security signs and order which launches an investigation into what caused the explosion in the first place
  • oil spreading more and more in Gulf

    oil spreading more and more in Gulf
    Oil estimated to be leaking more and more into the water. New estimate shows 24,000 gal./day leaking into the Gulf.
  • Obama talks about spill

    Obama talks about spill
    Obama talks about spill in the Gulf at the white house. He accuses BP of being the cause of the spill.
  • No dirlling for now !!!

    Huffingtonpost
    Obama says no to drilling in new areas until the cause of the deepwater horizan has been fully determined
  • BP CEO says were not the cause

    BP CEO says were not the cause
    BP CEO says that the amount of oil spilled into the Gulf will not cause a big problem given the size of the Gulf compared to the amount of oil being spilled.
  • Pay up BP

    Pay up BP
    BP pays $20 billion into a fund to help support fisherman and Gulf industries that were effected by the spill.
  • BP puts cap on

    BP puts cap on
    BP puts cap to hold oil until the permante solution is put in.
  • The court finds bp guilty

    The court finds bp guilty
    BP pays $4.5 billion to U.S government for the spill in 2010. Bp is charged with felony counts including deaths of the 11 workers and lying to congress.