Responder Immunity

When the Deepwater Horizon incident occurred on April 20, 2010 at the Macondo prospect located off the Gulf of Mexico, emergency response vessels quickly headed to the rig in an attempt to contain the blowout. After Macondo, the current responder immunity policy exposed inadequate protection for responders because they were...

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Subsea Dispersant Application

Dispersants are products used in oil spill cleanup to enhance the natural degradation and accelerate the breakdown of oil in the environment through natural processes. Dispersants work by reducing the surface tension of oil, reducing the size of oil droplets to a diameter typically similar to that of a human...

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