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Blowout in the Gulf : the BP oil spill disaster and the future of energy in America

Author: William R Freudenburg; Robert Gramling
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, 2012.
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"On April 20, 2010, the gigantic drilling rig Deepwater Horizon blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven crew members and causing a massive eruption of oil from BP's Macondo well. For months, oil gushed into the Gulf, spreading death and destruction. Americans watched real-time video of the huge column of oil and gas spewing from the obviously failed "blowout preventer." The evening news showed heart-rending
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Freudenburg; Robert Gramling
ISBN: 9780262517294 0262517299 9780262015837 0262015838
OCLC Number: 775026878
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Awards: Winner of 2012 Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award, presented by the American Sociological Association's Section on Environment and Technology 2012
Description: xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: William R. Freudenburg and Robert Gramling.

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For a comprehensive and systematic walk-through of how the BP spill played out before, during, and after the Macondo blowout, this book's a good pick. Exploring the technical side of things without Read more...

 
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