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The World is still keeping a watch on BP and The Gulf of Mexico

The World is still keeping a watch on BP and The Gulf of Mexico
New updates have been released concerning BP's response environmentally and financially as the world watches the Gulf of Mexico and the effects of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, killing 11 platform workers and left 17 others injured.

Since then, BP ordered 32 machines that separate oil and water to extract up to 2000 barrels per day. A Unified Command for the Deepwater BP Oil Spill recently stated that nearly 9.9 million gallons have been burned and 28 million gallons of oily water have been recovered. Hence, Oil capture over the past 24 hours has been more than 1 million gallons.

An astonishing report recently surfaced, which stated that, microbial organisms had the ability to eat and digest oil from the Deepwater Spill. Scientists too support this fact. Furthermore, it is a known concept that oyster mushrooms were used to absorb and remove oil from a spill in the San Francisco Bay several years ago.

BP recently announced that an estimated $60 million would be made in the form of advance payments in August to claimants across the Gulf Coast. Whereas, some travel experts stated that tourism losses could mount up to $23 billion over the next three years.

July 30th, 2010, and the world still keeps a watchful eye over the gulf of Mexico, BP and the United States Government.