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Freudenburg, William R
Blowout in the Gulf : the BP oil spill disaster and the future of energy in America / William R. Freudenburg and Robert Gramling
Alternate Title BP oil spill disaster and the future of energy in America
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GC1221 .F74 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010
Oil spills -- Mexico, Gulf of
Oil spills -- Prevention
Drilling platforms -- Accidents -- Mexico, Gulf of
Drilling platforms -- Accidents -- Prevention
Offshore oil industry -- Risk management
Offshore oil industry -- Environmental aspects -- Mexico, Gulf of
Physical Description xiii, 254 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-223) and index
Summary The authors feel that BP's Oil Spill Response Plan was pure fantasy. For the future, our emphasis needs to be on true prevention, and our risk-management polices need to be based on better understandings of humans as well as hardware
Contents Prologue: The deep-water horror zone -- A question for our time -- The Macondo mess -- Stored sunlight and its risks -- Colonel of an industry -- Barons and barrels -- Off the edge in all directions -- "Energy independence" -- To know us is to love us? -- Cleaning up -- Today and tomorrow
Alternate Author Gramling, Robert, 1943-

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