Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico 2010 a Barbaric Catastrophe – Disaster Hits Communities and Industries (Map, Pictures, Satellite Images). This week, an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been all over the news, and with good reason. The Transocean Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is expected to eclipse the monstrosity that was the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Wildlife, communities, and lives will be affected as 5,000 barrels of oil (which equates to 200,000 gallons of gasoline) are pouring into the Gulf region DAILY.
The coastal areas are threatened and already wildlife experts are working with birds and animals to clean them up. The oil slick does a lot of damage to various forms of wildlife, and there are expected to be mass deaths of sea creatures.
The Tourist industry is expected to take a hit, especially if the gorgeous white sand beaches are covered in oil. In addition, the oil is threatening a $2 billion industry in Louisiana and a $5 billion industry in Florida …Shrimping.
The effects of the tragedy are expected to be felt all over the country, especially if the hurricane season turns out to be active. The 5,000 barrels of oil a day that are going in to the ocean will not be going to refineries to make gasoline. Each day, the loss amounts to 200,000 gallons – roughly 18,200 full Honda Civic Hybrid tanks daily.
Those that do head to the region – especially those that want a big heaping bowl of Louisiana ’s famous Shrimp Gumbo – will experience higher prices.
A special Shrimp season has opened up so that fishermen can make as much money as possible during this treacherous season.
Still yet, money aside the worst damage lies within the ecosystem. The wildlife and sea creatures in the area who did nothing wrong and who are affected by this tragedy are heartbreaking.
British Petroleum (BP) will be responsible for all cleanup costs, including paying the US Military for any assistance in cleaning up the affected Gulf of Mexico oil spill areas.