Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | May 17, 2010

Environmental attorney Sanders says BP oil spill is major environmental disaster in the making.

BP’s Oil Spill by the numbers, as of May 17, 2010.

  • Total response vessels: 750
  • Containment Boom deployed: more than 1.3 million feet
  • Containment boom available: more than 360,000 feet
  • Sorbent boom deployed: more than 400,000 feet
  • Sorbent boom available: more than 750,000 feet
  • Total boom deployed: more than 1.7 million feet (regular plus sorbent boom)
  • Total boom available: more than 1.1 million feet (regular plus sorbent boom)
  • Oily water recovered: more than 6.6 million gallon
  • Dispersant used: more than 580,000 gallons
  • Dispersant available: more than 390,000 gallons
  • Overall personnel responding: more than 17,000
  • 17 staging areas are in place and ready to protect sensitive shorelines. These areas include:
    • Dauphin Island, Ala.
    • Orange Beach, Ala.
    • Theodore, Ala.
    • Panama City, Fla.
    • Pensacola, Fla.
    • Port St. Joe, Fla.
    • St. Marks, Fla.
    • Amelia, La.
    • Cocodrie, La.
    • Grand Isle, La.
    • Shell Beach, La.
    • Slidell, La.
    • St. Mary, La.
    • Venice, La.
    • Biloxi, Miss.
    • Pascagoula, Miss.
    • Pass Christian, Miss.

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