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Disaster on the horizon : high stakes, high risks, and the story behind the Deepwater well blowout

Author: Bob Cavnar
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides detail about the oil well accident that occurred in April of 2010, which the author describes as the worst oil well accident in United States history, and examines the oil industry, its resistance to regulations, and government concessions that cause the issues to remain.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Cavnar
ISBN: 9781603583169 1603583165
OCLC Number: 651903183
Awards: Runner-up for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Environment 2010.
Description: xviii, 230 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Unleashing the beast and paying the price --
The well from hell: drilling the Deepwater --
How blowout preventers don't work --
Technology reaching beyond our ability to control it --
A rogue from the start: influencing world politics, gambling with safety --
How did we get here? A brief history of offshore drilling --
Corporate shape-shifting and the BP-government merger --
How not to save an ecosystem: dispersants, skimming, and booming --
Top cap, top hat, top kill, capping stack: making it up as we go along --
Going for the kill: firefighting and relief wells --
The politics of offshore drilling --
The aftermath: what do we do now?
Responsibility: Bob Cavnar.

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Provides detail about the oil well accident that occurred in April of 2010, which the author describes as the worst oil well accident in United States history, and examines the oil industry, its resistance to regulations, and government concessions that cause the issues to remain.

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