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Impacts of gulf of mexico spill

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A lesson which maps out the area damaged in relation to Europe, explores how the oil slick was contained and determines who was to blame

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Impacts of gulf of mexico spill

  1. 1. How can this help reduce the impact of the Gulf Of Mexico Oil spill? SOURCE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8672124.stm
  2. 2. Learning Objective Understand how the impacts of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil leak were reduced Determine who is to blame for this disaster
  3. 3. Activity one- How far did the oil spread? Oranges- using the Europe base map- draw out a 2,000 square mile area of oil ---------------------------------------------------------------- Yellows- using the BBC map of the spill, calculate the area covered on the 1st May 2010. Draw this over your Europe Map
  4. 4. ORANGES
  5. 5. How can you stop the spread?
  6. 6. SOURCE: http://news.bb c.co.uk/1/hi/86 51333.stm
  7. 7. What did BP do? SOURCE: http://www.bbc .co.uk/news/10 317116
  8. 8. “It’s not our fault” Tony Hayward BP CEO SOURCE: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/rowenamason/1 00006019/bp-oil-spill-tony-hayward-faces-the-city/
  9. 9. Just some of the products that are made from oil SOURCE: http://www.penrithact.org.uk/resources/abou t-peak-oil
  10. 10. BP: Gulf of Mexico oil spill 'shared responsibility‘ 27th Feb 2013 “While BP was extracting the oil from underneath the Gulf of Mexico when the Macondo well exploded, the Deepwater Horizon rig itself was owned by Transocean. Cement used to seal the well was provided by Halliburton.”
  11. 11. Learning Objective Understand how the impacts of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil leak were reduced Determine who is to blame for this disaster
  12. 12. What headline could you give here?

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