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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