The damage from the floods along the southern Black Sea coast and Strandzha is over 30 million leva, and the state is able to cover it through the Disaster and Accident Response Fund
BP Claims to Have Stopped Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
British Petroleum announced Wednesday that the "static kill" operation it performed to stop the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has had the "desired outcome".
In the operation, heavy drilling fluid was forced in the gaping hole from which oil was gushing at a rate of over 60,000 barrels per day.
The operation lasted 8 hours and BP claims that the pressure exerted upon the well has balanced well the outflow.
The Deepwater Horizon will nevertheless stay under close observation to ensure that the stoppage was actually successful.
The news comes 106 days after an explosion left the well leaking, polluting vast areas of water and coastline in the Gulf region, with devastating effects to local wildlife, fisheries and tourism.
After controversy about how much BP can be made liable for due to the disaster, end of June the US Congress adopted a bill mandating unlimited liability for deepwater drilling companies.
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During the night, it will be mostly clear across the country
During the night, the cloudiness will break up and decrease
Bulgaria braces for a mixed bag of weather conditions on February 26, with significant cloud cover dominating the skies and rain showers expected in parts of western regions.
As Bulgarians prepare for the upcoming weekend, a diverse range of weather conditions is forecasted to sweep across the country.
During the night, the cloudiness will be broken. After midnight, in some areas, mainly in the valleys and lowlands of Southern Bulgaria, fog will form