BP's "Top Kill" effort appears to have stopped more oil from pouring into the Gulf of Mexico. We can only hope. The infographic below sheds some perspective on the magnitude of this major economical disaster. Share with anyone else who is also environmentally conscious.
A very interesting, day-by-day look at how the spill has grown and moved over the last month or so. Really gives you a feeling for the incredible size of this disaster and how much land and ocean have been tainted.
It's estimated that at least 5 million gallons of oil (and now looking like probably much, much more) will have gushed into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the explosion that occurred April 20 at the Deepwater Horizon station.
BP has released this infographic, Relief Wells & Subsea Containment, showing how they plan to seal the oil well leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and the current progress at 8,788ft.
BP originally estimated that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill would be contained with robotic submarines, however early attempts to contain the oil spill failed. Now BP and the Obama administration are left with an ever-worsening environmental catastrophe and a spiralling clean-up bill that runs into billions of dollars.
You may have heard about BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico over the past few days. This is a visual representation of just how much it's costing BP (and the rest of the world).