FACTBOX-BP's oil spill cleanup response in numbers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:00am EDT

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April 15 (Reuters) - Last year on April 20, BP's (BP.L) (BP.N) deepwater Macondo well ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and spilling more than 4 million barrels (168 million gallons/636 million liters) of crude oil into the sea. It took three months for the company to plug the well and efforts to clean-up the oil continue. Below is a breakdown of the year-long response by the numbers: RESPONSE FACTS: 4.9 million barrels of oil discharged 47,829 responders at peak 9,700 vessels at peak 6,500 government and commercial vessels 3,200 vessels of opportunity 3.8 million feet of hard boom deployed 9.7 million feet of soft boom deployed 1.8 million gallons of dispersants used 411 in-situ burns conducted 127 surveillance aircraft 4 incident command posts 32 equipment staging areas 1 aviation coordination center, Tyndall Air Force Base 1.4 million barrels of liquid waste collected 92 tons of solid waste collected COAST GUARD ASSETS: 7,000 active and reserve personnel 60 cutters deployed to the scene, 24 in one day 22 aircraft, 78 rotary wing, 45 fixed wing INTERNATIONAL OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE: 47 offers accepted (boom and skimmers) Governments providing assistance: Canada, Mexico, Norway, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Tunisia, Belgium, Qatar, Kenya, China, Russia, Netherlands, Sweden and the European Union WHERE IS THE OIL? 4.9 million barrels of oil discharged 800,000 plus barrels oily water recovered 265,000 plus barrels oil removed by in-situ burns 770,000 plus gallons subsea dispersants applied 1.07 million gallons of dispersants applied Source: U.S. Government, www.restorethegulf.gov (Reporting by Anna Driver in Houston; Editing by Pascal Fletcher and Philip Barbara)

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