The Threats from Oil Spills: Now, Then, and in the Future

  title={The Threats from Oil Spills: Now, Then, and in the Future},
  author={Arne Jernel{\"o}v},
The ongoing oil spill from the blown-out well by the name of Macondo, drilled by the ill-fated rig Deepwater Horizon, has many features in common with another blowout in the Mexican Gulf that happened three decades ago. Then the oil gushed out from the Ixtoc I well drilled by the Sedco 135-F semi-submersible rig. In the years between these catastrophes, the source and nature of oil spills have undergone large changes. Huge spills from tankers that ran aground or collided used to be what caught… CONTINUE READING
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