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A year after BP spill, US vows to restore Gulf

Residents bowed their heads at a sunrise vigil Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the massive blowout on BP's Deepwater Horizon rig, which unleashed the biggest maritime oil spill in history and blackened ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Environment
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Damage from BP oil spill lingers a year later

The worst maritime oil spill in history began nearly a year ago with a drop in pressure in a poorly drilled well deep in the Gulf of Mexico. It hasn't really ended even though BP's runaway well was eventually ...

dateApr 13, 2011 in Environment
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Stuck pipe behind BP oil spill: study

A stuck pipe was to blame for last year's worst-ever oil spill as it impeded a system in place on the BP well to prevent pollution into the Gulf of Mexico, a study said.

dateMar 23, 2011 in Environment
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Experts say management failed in BP spill

Before a rapt audience in Science Center D on Tuesday night (Feb. 22), two experts in the science of well blowouts told an inside story about the worst oil spill disaster in United States history -- starting ...

dateFeb 24, 2011 in Environment
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Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead

(AP) -- Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist's video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn't degrading as hoped and has decimated ...

dateFeb 20, 2011 in Environment
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BP could have prevented blowout: investigator

BP's oil well in the Gulf of Mexico might never have blown last year if the company's engineers had been consulted about a key test that pointed to a defective cement job, investigators reported Thursday.

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Environment
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