Dr. Yasuo Onishi assessed a deepwater crude oil spill accident occurred in the Gulf of Mexico
Yasuo Onishi／October 18, 2010
Dr. Yasuo Onishi, a Senior Partner of Think Tank SophiaBank, assessed a deepwater crude oil spill accident occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, as requested by the U.S. Government. He was previously a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ oil spill committee.
The deepwater oil spill accident occurred on April 20, 2010 and killed eleven oil rig workers. The crude oil had been continuously released to the Gulf of Mexico until a crude oil riser pipe was plugged on August 5, 2010. Some oil arrived to U.S. coastlines along the Gulf of Mexico. This British Petroleum’s oil spill accident is regarded as the worst U.S. environmental accident, and has caused a great concern to the United States. To respond to this accident, the U.S. Government formed two scientific groups to assess the deepwater oil spill accident. One group consisted of 19 members, mostly with university professors. U.S. national laboratories formed the second group.
Dr. Onishi became a member of both these two groups, as requested by the U.S. Government. He conducted an independent crude oil spill assessment, as well as reviewed other scientists’ assessment results. The accident assessment released from the Whitehouse reflects Dr. Onishi’s assessment and review. The assessment result of these two groups is an official assessment of the United States Government.
Posted by: Yasuo Onishi Date: October 18, 2010