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case study-BP Deepwater Horizon platform disaster,LA May 2010 (Emergency and disaster management)
Pages 20 (5020 words)
BP Deepwater Horizon Platform Disaster ABSTRACT This research work was set out to critically delving into the causes, effects, management and prevention of oil spill disasters in the United States. To ensure a comprehensive analysis of issues and matters arising out of oil spill disasters that has hit the United States of late, the researcher used the April 20, 2010 BP Oil spill incidence as a case study for finding the stated goals of the research.
One of these groups was stakeholders and authorities in the area of oil emergency and disaster management. The other group comprised of ordinary inhabitants who were in one way or the other victims of the BP Oil Spill Disaster. Through comprehensive analysis of data collected, it came to light that if there were strict standards in place, the BP Oil Spill disaster could have been avoided. Partly to be blamed for the disaster also was the absence of law enforcement as far as safety practices in the oil and gas industry are concerned. To this regard, recommendations on the enactment and enforcement of basic safety laws in the oil and gas industry were made. Indeed the implementation of these recommendations would be a gain step towards the dream of ensuring disaster free operation in the oil and gas industry. INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Oil is one of the major sources of revenue and income for government. Apart from this, the usefulness of oil and gas to the running of local and international industries as well as the use of oil as the major source of energy for the country are some other reasons why oil and gas exploration might not end any time soon in America. ...
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