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BP recently debuted a new nationwide television advertising campaign intended to report on progress being made to clean up and restore the Gulf Coast region in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident.
The containment and cleanup of the massive crude oil spill that followed the fatal explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010 involved tens of thousands of workers.
A long-term study on health effects experienced by Gulf oil spill cleanup workers has reached a milestone -- 10,000 participants -- but organizers still want more.
BP has announced a settlement with the Plaintiff's Steering Committee that it says will resolve a number of economic loss and medical claims awsuits stemming from the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin recently rolled out new TV and radio public service announcements that invite Gulf oil spill cleanup workers and volunteers to participate in the GuLF STUDY (Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study), a national effort to determine whether the oil spill contributed to physical or mental health problems.
The National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is making a final call for volunteers for its study on potential health effects experienced by people who helped clean up the Gulf area after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The following is an editorial by Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA): The Gulf of Mexico is the oil and gas hub for the Western Hemisphere with several thousand platforms standing at any given time. As with any industry, safety is of utmost concern.
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The company whose rig crew ignored “clear warning signs” at the Macondo well site has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties.
BP Exploration and Production Inc. pleaded guilty today to 14 criminal counts for its illegal conduct leading to and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, and was sentenced to pay $4 billion in criminal fines and penalties, the largest criminal resolution in U.S. history, Attorney General Holder announced today.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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