[Coral-List] BP terminology
slegore at mindspring.com
Mon May 10 14:44:00 EDT 2010
It has been correctly pointed out to me that the BP event is not truly a "spill," which may be viewed as a one-time event even if a leak (e.g. from a tanker) is protracted. The BP event is more properly termed a "blowout," which implies the different scenario of continued uncontrolled flow into the environment.
Steve LeGore, Ph.D.
LeGore Environmental Associates, Inc.
2804 Gulf Drive N.
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 USA
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