This seems to be a pretty impressive interactive map designed by NOAA, who claims to keep it constantly updated. It's an online tool with realtime
I thought ATS'ers would benefit from using this map.
The numbers to date are:
The administration has authorized 17,500 National Guard troops from Gulf Coast states to participate in the response to the BP oil spill.
More than 25,600 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife and cleanup vital coastlines.
More than 5,400 vessels are currently responding on site, including skimmers, tugs, barges, and recovery vessels to assist in containment and cleanup
efforts - in addition to dozens of aircraft, remotely operated vehicles, and multiple mobile offshore drilling units.
Approximately 2.35 million feet of containment boom and 3.2 million feet of sorbent boom have been deployed to contain the spill, and approximately
485,000 feet of containment boom and 1.85 million feet of sorbent boom are available.
Approximately 20.4 million gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered.
Approximately 1.26 million gallons of total dispersant have been deployed - 870,000 on the surface and 392,000 subsea. More than 525,000 gallons are
More than 192 controlled burns have been conducted, efficiently removing a total of more than 4.3 million gallons of oil from the open water in an
effort to protect shoreline and wildlife.
17 staging areas are in place to protect sensitive shorelines.
Roughly 67.2 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently experiencing impacts from BP's leaking oil - 34.6 miles in Louisiana, 7.5 miles in
Mississippi, 11.7 miles in Alabama, and 10.4 miles in Florida.
(visit the link for the full news article)