Robbie McCormac, Anthony Best, Jovan Lewis.
Three Mile Island
"Backgrounder on the Three Mile Island Accident." NRC:. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2013.
NOVA. "Sixty Minutes to Meltdown." WGBH Educational Foundation, 1983.
Stephens, Mark. "Three Mile Island." New York: Random House, 1980.
PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2013.
The Valdez Oil Spill | ExxonMobil." The Valdez Oil Spill | ExxonMobil. Exxonmobil, n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2013. <http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/about_issues_valdez.aspx>.
This source is from the “Exxon mobil” company it self. This source provides great explanations about what happened, and what they tried to do to fix the issue. It gives us exact dates and times as to when the crisis happened. I feel as though the purpose of this article is to include facts and great understanding about what the company did, and the things that had to be put in place to fix the problem they caused. The purpose of this article is to explain what happened, why the oil spill happened, and they things they did to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
This is a useful source because it provides knowledge of how the oil spill happened, not so much of who caused it, but what was then occured afterwards. Nonetheless, compared to other sources, this source does give me a better take on things because it’s from the company it self. This coruse is a primary source giving great detail. But companies do like to live out important facts, to make there selves look better than anythings. Looking at other sources I realized that they include other facts and important facts that Exxon Mobil company doesn’t about the situation.
This source is helpful because it answers the three questions I need in order to complete this project.. It helps me realize that companies dp make mistakes, but do they learn form them? For example, this source is discussing what happened the day of March 24, 1989. How the oil company Exxon Mobil Oil company had a spilled in the Alaska waters. The company admits that, and this source helps me realize it.
"Exxon Valdez | Emergency Management | US EPA." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2013. <http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/learning/exxon.htm>.
This source is from the “EPA” a company that cleans up and protects the US environment from companies that could possibly affect it. this source provides what caused the Exxon oil spill, and what the company did wrong. site gives great understanding about who and what the oil spill affected, and what harm it caused. This site gives 3 things that the company did in order to fix the oil spill, and how it helped and how it didn’t help. The purpose of the article is to explain what, why, and how the oil spill happened. The things the EPA and Exxon company did in order to help and fix it.
This is a useful source because it provides useful information about what happened. Dicussing all the things put in place to take care of the crisis. However, compared to other sources, this source seems to be more detailed about what was put in place in order to help the crisis. After refering to other websites I noticed that it focuses on what happened to the land, what exxon did, and how some cleans up worked and some didn’t. In the end the goal of this source is to provide great understanding about what the company did to fix it and how it all started. I want to know how the land was in danger.
This source helps me because it answers several of my questions and give me a
"Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Facts." Oceana. N.p.. Web. 30 Mar 2013. <http://oceana.org/en/our-work/stop-ocean-pollution/oil-pollution/learn-act/exxon-valdez-oil-spill-facts>.
This source is from the site Oceana. This site looks at the ocean and how we are treating it. This article is used to give a brief explanation of what happened at the oil spill and facts about the spill. Most of the facts that are on the site are statistics about the spill and they are some of the more surprising facts.
This source is useful for its short and concise facts. These facts hold big information in a small package. For this project having important facts that are easy to read will help push our points forward without overwhelming the readers. Even though this site has a lot of facts it doesn't give detailed information on what happened and how people reacted to the spill. Further research would have to accompany this source.
Aside for the facts on the site it doesn't give any other information about the company or how people reacted. Having a site with just statistics about the oil spill will not answer all the questions needed for the projects. This source will still help but not all the way. In the project we can still use the facts from this site. They will add information that will show the quantity of the spill.
Cutler J. Cleveland (Lead Author);NOAA (Content Source);Peter Saundry (Topic Editor) "Exxon Valdez oil spill". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth June 9, 2010; Last revised Date February 20, 2013; Retrieved March 30, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Exxon_Valdez_oil_spill?topic=58075>
This source is from the The Encyclopedia Of The Earth. Just as the title says this site has information on the Earth. This source has extensive information on this oil spill. The site has different sections to it addressing different topics. The have things like events leading up to the spill, short line treatment, and long term effects. This site shows a wide range of information on the oil spill.
This site is useful for it bountiful amount of information on the oil spill. going through this site and extracting the information will add more information to the project. Also from the range of information we can show how the spill affected different things and how bad it was.
With this large amount of information on the spill we will have a much better understanding of what was going on. Also we would see how people reacted to the spill and how it was handled. This directly goes with the project that we are doing. All the essential questions can be answered.
Manton's dominance continued as he struck out the next two batters he faced and got out of a jam as two reached base on errors. The Rocket was back at it again in the bottom of the 2nd when Stephen Eager-White turned the order over again with a screamer down the line to score one and move another Rocket to 3rd. Ethan Reese brought in two more by forcing a quick throw on an infield single that got past their First Basemen. Jeff Schwartz, who had already tripled and doubled in the first inning alone, put down a sacrifice bunt to move a runner but ended up reaching on a low throw.Freire finally stopped the bleeding and kept the game alive when their Shortstop turned a beautiful unassisted double play by grabbing a hot shot from Kevin Courtney, tagging Schwartz and shooting a laser to first in time to catch Kevin racing down the line. Nick took back the mound in the 3rd, struck out two more and also fielded the 3rd out to keep his "No-No" intact.
The 16-run Rocket attack was also fueled by Abe Musselman who went 3-3 and racked up 3RBIs in the 2 spot; Freshman Mike Ostrowski who reached base on all 3 plate appearances and ripped an RBI-double in the 1st; Mike Sanders who worked a walk and later scored on a single by Ethan Reese; and an RBI-single by the Rocket's Big Man Raekwon Smith. While Freire's defense consistently stopped themselves from making it a competitive game, SLA's attack was a fine balance of power-hitting and small-ball efficiency. Nick Manton, who earned his 2nd win of the season for SLA had a final line of 4IP, 0ER, 0H, 7K, 0BB, producing the 2nd unconventional "No-Hitter" in team history.
SLA looks to ride this energizing wave into a 3-game road trip next week against University City (Mon, 4/8), Lamberton (Wed, 4/10) and Sankofa Freedom Academy (Fri, 4/12). Shortly after the game ended, Varsity got word that their J.V. counterpart also had their way with a 12-4 road win over Mastbaum. Diamond Blenman pitched lights out for the second straight game, Jordan McLaughlin hit a triple and also struck out every batter he faced in relief. J.V. has their Home Opener at Mt. Airy Park against Olney on Tues, 4/9.
Rockets on 3, 1…2…3, ROCKETS!!!
"Great Pacific Garbage Patch." National Geographic. n. page. Web. 29 Mar. 2013. <http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/?ar_a=1>.
This explains how the patch starting through environmental means. It shows how the patch started and what its effects are. The article is about how it started, where it came from, and where it goes and how.
The National Geographic is a well known, notable, effective source that has been putting environmental information out for a while. Their goal is to just report unbiased news.
It gives the barebones of what happens and it elaborates on that, but I’d use that to further my research.
Kostigen, Thomas. "The World's Largest Dump: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch." Discover Magazine. n. page. Web. 29 Mar. 2013. <http://discovermagazine.com/2008/jul/10-the-worlds-largest-dump
This is a person’s opinion on the garbage patch and how it effects their life. It’s basically a biased article because it’s a person’s opinion. But it shows how the patch effects human and marine life.
This is a part of the discovery magazine, so their information has to be true or at least legit.
"Lies You've Been Told About the Pacific Garbage Patch." io9 - We come from the future.. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr. 2013. <http://io9.com/5911969/lies-youve-been-told-about-the-pacific-garbage-patch>.
-This source is about The Pacific Garbage Patch and the different interpretations people had from it and about it. When the Pacific Garbage Patch came about many myths as well as facts. This is an very good site because it provides examples of different myths that came up when people talked about the Pacific Garbage Patch, these were all common misconceptions.
The Site gives examples and tells why people thought these things and how they were wrong. This site is organized very well and provides pictures and very straight to the point descriptions. Everything makes since so I feel I can trust the site to get information from it.
At the bottom there is a space provided for people to make comments and it is interesting to see what others have to say. This site is very easy to use and I would recommend it to others trying to
Cooney, Katherine. "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Poses New Threat to Marine Life | TIME.com." NewsFeed | Breaking news and updates from Time.com. News pictures, video, Twitter trends. | TIME.com. N.p., n.. d. Web. 1 Apr. 2013<http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/05/11/the-great-pacific-garbage-patch-poses-new-threat-to-marine-life/>
- This site provides readers with the who, when, where and why to the Pacific Garbage Patch. It is very credible because it is from The Times News Feed. This is a good site because it has really good descriptions and helps you to visualize the Pacific Garbage Patch if you dont already know about it. Readers are able to learn something new within every sentence .
"How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft - YouTube."YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Apr. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ROW9F-c0kIQ>.
This is Ted Talk about the Pacific Garbage Patch. This video was very useful because the person offered us a lot of facts. It was also very hard to find someone who cared about the Pacific Garbage Patch so this was very interesting. It is very credible because it is a TED talk and I know that they only let reliable people speak on topics. The video was very interesting and easy to understand. We were able to pull out at least 5 facts from this video.
"De-mystifying the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"" Marine Debris Program. N.p., 19 July 2012. Web. 01 Apr. 2013. <http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/info/patch.html>
- This site is a good source because it gives a wonderful description of the Pacific Garbage Patch. The cover the very basics, they give you the very definition of the Pacific Garbage Patch and then they talk about even where they are located. The website really goes into depth with the explanations and the entire article is very easy to understand.
Pedro es de quince años. Vive con sus abuelos en philadelphia. Cuando tenía cinco años, sus padres murieron en un accidente de coche. fue devastado. Ello todos los días.Comenzó a actuar mal.
ra pobre. Un día
, Pedro estaba con sus amigos. le dijeron que él podría hacer dinero fácil. Estaba confuso. dijeron que venden drogas. Que fue un error. lo hizo de todos modos.
Pedro acostumbré a él. Que estaba haciendo dinero. Que no le importaba. la vida era buena. se encontraba en la parte superior.
un día estaba en la esquina. un hombre quiere comprar de él. en realidad era un policía. pedro fue detenido. las cosas estaban mal.
llegó a la cárcel. para una semana. su abuelo lo rescató. Su abuelo estaba decepcionado.
él no habló con él.
Pedro era triste. tenía lamentar. él no quería hacerlo. que quería un futuro. venta de drogas detenido.
que un día iba a la tienda. sus amigos estaba allí. d
hola a él. le pidió que fuera a una fiesta. pedro pensado en ello. él dijo que sí.
por la noche, se vistió. él fue a la fiesta. primero, fue muy divertido. luego se puso malo. que empezó a vender drogas. que se lo pidió. el dijo que no. el se fue.
The Deep Horizon Oil rig was a platform designed to extract oil from deep sea regions at 35,000 feet. On April 20, 2010, the wellhead head blew out extracting 70,000 barrels of crude oil a day from the well. The immediate consequence of the blowout was the death of 11 BP workers in which BP was later convicted of manslaughter in a case that also brought regulation, heavy fines and clean up cost.
Each institution both public and private reacted differently to the BP oil spill. Public institutions created more regulations to make sure that a disasters like this wouldn't happen again. For example cement that was test by BP to be bad cement was put on the well to cap and it failed and made the situation worse. In addition to that the federal government made BP pay $1.5 billion in penalties for failing to regulate themselves and were forced to pay for the losses of damaged communities. The EPA was in charge of cleaning up the oil spill, maintain wildlife, and continue constant environmental testing until everything was self sustaining.
Private institutions like BP have used the is opportunity to boost their image. For example BP committed $4 billion over the next 10 years to help suffering communities and wildlife. Than they create ads to make them look better there for creating a better image for the company but while helping the community and the environment via monetary policy.
Be concise: We will talk about on topic and keep it short and simple with appropriately sized words.
Be visual: We will have pictures and charts to portray the amount of money used throughout the whole environmental disaster.
Be smarter: We will be smart about presenting our information and make sure that we have every key component in our presentation.
Be transparent: We will present our information and be very brief because we do not want to confuse our viewers. We want to get the project on a flow and show viewers that this topic is very straightforward.
Be different: I are making a money timeline that will take the viewers on a growing bard of money that has been spent and state why it is important to emphasize this.
Be accurate: We have collected a lot of information from different sources: videos, websites, newspapers, etc.
Be attractive: We will be short and concise with our presentation and will not show anything that is not needed or relevant.
Be varied: We will have a wide variety of how the company and the govern has spent money on the environmental disaster.
Be gracious: We will keep the presentation very formal and easy to understand with many pictures to bring the viewer on a virtual tour.
Richard, Michael. "BP Gulf Oil Spill Cheat Sheet: A Timeline of Unfortunate Events."TreeHugger. MNN HOLDINGS,
05 May 2010. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.
In this source, the writer talks about how the BP Oil Spill occurred and the different hazards that it offered to the Gulf of Mexico. The writer goes on to tell the the story through different articles and showed how the public reacted to the oil spill and how BP tried to calm the situation down by assuming the role of an environmentally friendly company.
The writer did this in a time line format which was very helpful because everything was in order and well kept. This source also provided a lot of environmental detail in the different writings about the many events that happened during the mishap. The objective of this source was to show the readers the huge environmental impact that BP tried to play off.
This information fits into the research because it shows the different goals to fix the environment and that not all of the solutions worked out correctly. This also has a good view of both the governmental reaction and the public’s reaction to the situation.
Bp Gulf Oil Spill. Huffington Post, n.d. Web. 1 Apr. 2013.
These sources show the governmental and funding impact to fix up the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The point of this article is to show the economic reaction and recovery of the spill where as other sources would have compared the reactions of other topics. This source also showed the changes for how BP approached the recovery of the animals and waters that the oil was in.
This was a useful source because I saw that there was a huge change in how the company operated and how the everything was all about keeping the face of the company positive. This was a reliable source because it is from a well known newspaper publisher and there are many contributing authors.
This source helped tell the story of the disaster because it shows how far a company will go to kee the face of the company and how far they will go with fixing everything.
United States. The White House. Washington DC: , 2013. Web<http://m.whitehouse.gov/deepwater-bp-oil-spill>.
This mainly showed the government response to the the oil spill and how they will supposedly “fix the situation.” There response includes lots of money being poured in from the federal government to the state and local governments. It also included some investigations into the causes of the disaster and the repercussions of the disaster. It also included details of the rescue of the workers on the oil rig by the US Coast Guard in which 126 people were saved.
This source was useful because it described responses by the government during and after the disaster. It also describes what each agency or a branch from a certain agency had did specifically to contain the spill and help the people who lived in the gulf area.
The information fits the research because it describes different responses by different section s of the federal government during and after the oil spill.
This source shows BP’s response to the oil spill after they capped the well. They say they’re committed to helping the communities hurt by the oil spill and will give $4 billion to the next ten years. They also have a couple billion dollars set aside for claims by people who have damaged property, harsh living conditions, etc. They’re also doing research into the environmental impact and have done an internal investigation in which they’ve added 26 preventative measures to make sure a disaster like this doesn't happen again.
This source was useful because it depicts what the company is doing to try to fix the situation and make sure it won’t happen again. It’s also good to see what BP is doing to try to restructure their image as a company since they’re responsible for one of the worst disasters in history.
The information fits the research since it describes what the company is doing in response to the disaster.