The environmental cleanup response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico is an unprecedented endeavor. It encompasses operations on land, along the vast shoreline and over open water–all of which present insurable exposures.

These operations included a mix of highly sophisticated and sometimes risky oil-water separations and controlled oil and gas burns, along with much manual labor. The cleanup effort also requires exceptional levels of coordination among federal, state, local and private entities.

Oil spill cleanup spotlights risks for remediation firmsWatercrafts of all sizes are involved, as are thousands of individual workers–including many first-timers to environmental remediation.

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