Katrina: Oil and Environmental Problems

Chemical & Engineering News: Katrina Devastates Gulf Coast.

‘Two days after the storm, crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico was down 92% from daily production of 1.5 million barrels, according to the Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service. The Gulf accounts for 25% of U.S. oil production. Natural gas production was off 83% from daily production of 10 billion cu ft.’

‘To assess the environmental impact of the storm, EPA dispatched an airplane equipped with spectral photometric equipment to review oil, chemical, and other facilities in the area around New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Mississippi Delta.’

ChemAlliance.org: Resources related to the Environmental Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

CNN: Chemicals bigger concern than cholera.



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