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BP Oil Spill Index: How many people are working on the oil spill?

Easy Answer: 43,100

Here's today's BP Spill Index (inspired by Harper's).

Number of people are working on the BP oil spill: 43,100.

Pressure reading inside the well:6792 psi.

Dollars BP has spent on spill response so far: 3.95 billion.

Miles of oiled shoreline: 615.

Miles of containment boom deployed: 681.8 .

Fine BP faces per barrel of oil spilled: $1100 to $4300.

Claims made to date: 116,000

Percent of claims with at least one payment as of Friday: 28%

Number of BP products for sale at cafepress.com: 74,300

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Adriene Hill is a senior multimedia reporter for the Marketplace sustainability desk, with a focus on consumer issues and the individual relationship to sustainability and the environment.
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