Tuesday, President Obama asked that oil spill cleanup efforts and manpower be tripled, and several companies are hiring people to assist with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup. Jobs are open for engineers, technicians, chemists, laborers, environmental specialists, project managers, and general cleanup workers, according to About.com.
As the oil spill arrives along the coastlines of Mississippi, Alabama, and possibly Florida later today, more workers will most likely be needed in those states as well.
If you are not working because of the oil spill you may be eligible for unemployment benefits, or loss of income benefits. For more information on how to apply for those benefits, click here.
Tuesday, Obama met with former Florida Senator Bob Graham and former EPA William Reilly who will head up the new oil spill commission and will “thoroughly examine the [BP oil] spill and its causes so we never face such a catastrophe again,” Obama said.
Tuesday, Obama pledged that his administration “will bring those responsible to justice,” he said, and insisted that BP will be held fully accountable for the oil spill and the clean up.
Over the weekend, BP announced that the top kill procedure had failed and that they were prepared to move on to the next plan. To read more about the top kill procedure, its failure and the next plan to stop the oil leak, click here.
To see photos taken a week ago of the oil spill along the Louisiana coastline and how it has affected the wildlife, click here.
A week ago, BP approved 6 machines from Kevin Costner that they will test that recycle water and separate the oil from the ocean. For more on that story, click here.
Earlier this week, a new video of the gushing oil had many of the investigative teams calling BP untrustworthy because more oil was leaking from the well then they originally claimed. For more on that story, click here.
A cleanup of a recent oil spill in Utah in Nine Mile Canyon has already cost about $1 million, and the Bill Barrett Corporation who is conducting the cleanup said that it may take years to completely cleanup the area around the spill. It is estimated that a few gallons per day over the last year have been leaking into the canyon.
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