Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Today on Beyond Beijing - May 11th - Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon - Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

On April 20 an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and set off a gusher of oil that threatens an ecological disaster. How did the accident happen, who is responsible, and what are the consequences?

Our panel of expert guests painted a grim picture of what might lie ahead for the coastal residents of Louisiana - and say contingencies for this sort of disaster were pretty much non-existent.

Prof. Ed Overton, Professor Emeritus - Louisiana State U. School of Coast and Environment, Chairman of the Board and Founder of Analytical Specialist Inc. (ASI)

Dr. Frank Alcock, Director of the Marine Policy Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory and one of the chief authors of the Collins Center's oil drilling report-began researching the implications of offshore drilling in early 2010, Associate Professor, Political Science at New College of Florida

Ms. Qian Jingjing, Country Director, Natural Resources Defense Council

Click on this MP3 link to listen to the full story on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster.

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