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Lessons learned from oil rig disaster

When interviewed by the BBC, the now retired BP boss Tony Hayward admitted to his company's insufficient response to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico. Could the company have been better prepared for ...

Jan 07, 2011 4 / 5 (4) 1

Panel: Gulf oil spill could happen again

(AP) -- Disasters like the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig could happen again without significant reform, according to the conclusions of a presidential panel that has the companies involved in the ...

Jan 06, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 1

Scientists find damage to coral near BP well

For the first time, federal scientists have found damage to deep sea coral and other marine life on the ocean floor several miles from the blown-out BP well - a strong indication that damage from the spill ...

Nov 06, 2010 5 / 5 (9) 4

Gulf corals in oil spill zone appear healthy

(AP) -- Just 20 miles north of where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the sea, life appears bountiful despite initial fears that crude could have wiped out many of these delicate ...

Oct 22, 2010 4.7 / 5 (6) 1

Scientists lower Gulf health grade

(AP) -- Six months after the rig explosion that led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, damage to the Gulf of Mexico can be measured more in increments than extinctions, say scientists polled ...

Oct 18, 2010 4.5 / 5 (2) 0