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Title The great American oil spill / produced by Adrian Davies
Published London : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 2010
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (50 min.)
Series Engineering case studies online
Summary Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout a mile beneath the waves - a crisis that became America's worst environmental disaster. Engineers and oil men at the heart of the operation talk for the first time about the colossal engineering challenges they faced and how they had to improvise under extreme pressure. They tell of how they used household junk, discarded steel boxes and giant underwater cutting shears to stop the oil. It's an operation that one insider likens to the rescue of Apollo 13
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 24, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 -- Environmental aspects.
BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 -- Social aspects.
Oil spills -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Davies, Adrian (Producer), producer
Fry, Stephen, 1957- narrator