Sunday, June 13, 2010

LJI INJUSTICE INDEX: BP Drilling Disaster Edition


$3,500,000,000: Cost of cleanup of Exxon Valdez spill, with another $5 billion in lawsuits and settlements.

$2,400,000,000: Estimated annual economic impact of Louisiana seafood production.

37,691,000: Gallons spilled (day 51) based on high range of government estimates.

11,000,000: Number of gallons spilled by Exxon Valdez.

3,645,000: Gallons collected from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill site as of June 9, 2010.

30,000: Number of claims made to BP (through contractor ECIS) by individuals and businesses for lost income or damages.

19,000: Number of claims paid by BP (through contractor ECIS) to individuals and businesses for lost income or damages.

19,000: Estimated barrels of oil per day (12,000 - 19,000) shooting out of 2 leaks the bent and broken pipes at the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill site.

18,000: Number of checks issued by BP as of June 7, 2010, totaling $49 million. Average $2,720 per check.

1,900: Number of people employed in Louisiana in the frozen fish and seafood industries. 2,300 people are employed in the seafood canning industry. This totals 25% of the food manufacturing industry in Louisiana (17,000 people).

1,500: Number of Coast Guard reservists mobilized and moved to positions in Louisiana and elsewhere on the Gulf Coast as part of President Barack Obama’s promise to triple the manpower fighting the Deepwater Horizon oil release.

700: Number of individuals hired by ECIS operating in 25 offices on the Gulf Coast by BP contractor, ECIS to handle individual and business lost income or damages claims.

400: Number of species that live in the Louisiana’s islands and marshlands, including gulls, pelicans, roseate spoonbills, egrets, terns, and blue herons.

322: Number of sea turtles pulled out of the Gulf since the oil spill began. 50 were alive; 272 were dead, and 3 have been released, according to the Unified Area Command compilation from various sources.

134: Number of years P&J Oyster Company has been in business. As of June 10, 2010, company has shut down shucking operations.

80%: Business volume decrease at Bridge Side Marina in Grad Isle, Louisiana, owned by Buggie Vegas.

67: Number of oil spill workers treated since May 31, according to West Jefferson Medical Center, which has a first aid tent at Grand Isle. 98% of the workers seeking aid are because of the heat. 105 -110 is the Heat Index reported by the National Weather Service in Grand Isle.

42: Number of gallons in one barrel of oil.

21: Total number of payment of more than $5,000 paid by BP to Louisiana individuals or businesses.

17: Number of the deepwater drilling rigs in Louisiana waters that have pulled up their drills in the first week of the moratorium.

11: Number of men who died in the explosion on April 20, 2010 at the BP.

5: Species of Gulf sea turtles that face grave danger due to oil spill. All of the gulf sea-turtle species are already endangered because the oil spill threatens their population at every state of life, according to Oceana, an international organization for ocean conservation.

3: Number of the 6,100 claims paid by BP in Louisiana larger than $5,000, according to Curt Eysink, executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

0: Number of the 6,100 claims paid by BP in Louisiana larger than 10,000, according to Curt Eysink, executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission.


Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...

Uh, I know 1st hand a guy that got a check for $45,000 for boat services plus an easy dozen others doing various jobs out on the water & getting great money here in Mississippi. Instead of looking for "compensation for lost wages" how bout you take your boat out, but instead of fish, check booms or be an oil-spotter? There's going to be plenty of work for quite some time. I guess things don't change much, who were the whiners after Katrina and who picked themselves up, cleaned up, and moved on?