Oil spot in the Gulf of Mexico: pollution goes on

The US coasts suffer ecological disaster

In brief: Enormous oil spot has already come close to the US coasts.

The emergency is declared in the US states Alabama and Mississippi because of the accident in the floating platform Deepwater Horizon. Before the emergency was declared in Louisiana and Florida.

After the explosion on floating platform, occurred last week, in the Gulf of Mexico has fallen a lot of oil. Enormous oil spot has already come close to the US coasts. Now it is almost 12 000 square km and drown platform still continues throw out oil to the ocean. Everyday to the ocean falls about 5 000 barrels of oil.

The US Minister of defense Robert Gates has ordered to organize the flight of two airplanes “Hercules” C-130 which are to throw down to the oil spot the chemicals in order to prevent the pollution.

Maria Velikanova
2010-05-01 08:31, Society.

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