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Blowout in the Gulf

The BP Oil Spill Disaster And The Future Of Energy In America

By William R Freudenburg

On April 20, 2010, the gigantic drilling rig Deepwater Horizon blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven crew members and causing a massive eruption of oil from BP's Macondo well. For months, oil gushed into the Gulf, spreading death and destruction. Americans watched real-time video of the huge column of oil and gas spewing from the obviously failed "blowout preventer." What was missing, though, was the larger story of this disaster. In Blowout in the Gulf, energy experts William Freudenburg and Robert Gramling explain both the disaster and the decisions that led up to it.

Blowout in the Gulf weaves a fascinating narrative of failures, missteps, and bad decisions, explaining why this oil spill was a disaster waiting to happen--and how making better energy choices will help prevent others like it.

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2011

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0262015838


Format: Book
Author: Freudenburg, William R
Summary: Explains both the disaster and the decisions that led up to it and argues that for the future the emphasis needs to be on prevention and that risk-management policies be based on better understandings of humans and hardware.
Title: Blowout in the Gulf : the BP oil spill disaster and the future of energy in America / William R. Freudenburg and Robert Gramling.
Publisher Date: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2011.
Subject: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 Oil spills -- Mexico, Gulf of Drilling platforms -- Accidents -- Mexico, Gulf of Offshore oil industry -- Environmental aspects -- Mexico, Gulf of
Isbn: 0262015838 9780262015837
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Format: Book
Author: Freudenburg, William R.
Summary: Explains both the disaster and the decisions that led up to it and argues that for the future the emphasis needs to be on prevention and that risk-management policies be based on better understandings of humans and hardware.
Title: Blowout in the Gulf : the BP oil spill disaster and the future of energy in America / William R. Freudenburg and Robert Gramling.
Publisher, Date: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2011.
Description: xiii, 254 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010
Subjects: Oil spills -- Mexico, Gulf of
Subjects: Drilling platforms -- Accidents -- Mexico, Gulf of
Subjects: Offshore oil industry -- Environmental aspects -- Mexico, Gulf of
Other Author: Gramling, Robert, 1943-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-223) and index.
LCCN: bl2010029827
ISBN: 0262015838
ISBN: 9780262015837
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Call Number: 363.7382 Fre