Best website for oil spill info

All your official oil spill info in one place

One website,, combines information from multiple official sources.
Gulf of Mexico  Deepwater Horizon Incident: Screen capture
Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Incident: Screen captureCourtesy ARTiFactor
Social media techniques are being applied in response to the 2010 BP oil spill disaster. The site is being maintained by British Petroleum, Transocean, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Interior.

Excellent resource for learning about oil spills

Front and center is a Flickr slideshow hosted by U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District External Affairs. In the right column is a list of "latest information" links to news items and also PDFs and Word documents describing dispersants, booms and skimmers, and many "how to ..." tasks like reporting oil soaked wildlife or submitting claims for damages.

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I wish to thank ReadWriteWeb for pointing me toward this site.

The site allows you to register for updates. It also provides numbers to call for oiled wildlife, to report oil spill related damage, to report oiled shoreline, to request volunteer information or to submit alternative response technology, services or products.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Giancarlo Andolfi's picture
Giancarlo Andolfi says:

To give any suggestion or help is necessary to know many thecnical informations regarding form, dimensions.and type and powers involved on the problem.

posted on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 9:55am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Are you guys accepting any ideas from anybody at all?
Or are you trying to just put together ideas by yourself? I'd like to know how much of this is going into our taxes. How much of your mistake are we paying for?

posted on Wed, 05/12/2010 - 1:45pm
Frownyface's picture
Frownyface says:

This is the Science Museum of Minnesota. Not BP. Point your angryface elsewhere. They will accept your ideas, but they are a museum.

posted on Wed, 05/12/2010 - 4:18pm
Larr Tilley's picture
Larr Tilley says:

Would a small nuclear explosion instantly fuse everything in the area of the leak and potentially make a huge plug on the crust of the earth?

I know the this suggestion seems extreme and would kill everything in the immediate area now, but the oil has already killed and will continue to kill a much larger area for years to come if not stopped.

posted on Fri, 05/28/2010 - 4:53pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The spill has happend. What will happen if another occurs is the ocean? Where is the clean-up waste being sent. Should it be sent to the person's responsible for it, and not occupy our land. Are they dropping it into volcanos? BP wants to sell the oil, who will buy contaminated (water, sea-salt etc.) oil for their cars..and have their cars later malfunction. Why aren't they sellin it to the British population? What other country would buy it?

Seriously what other country would buy it with the contaminates that nature and man has added to it?
Thank you, and praying for relief and the support of all Americans working together

posted on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 6:22pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

My guess is that the contaminated oil will not be refined into gasoline but instead merely be burned to generate electricity. Even garbage can be burned to make electricity.

posted on Thu, 06/17/2010 - 8:07am

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