The Christian Science Monitor published a Q&A on its Web site, which aims to provide some historic perspective on the severity of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill currently leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. The article also considers whether safety and cleanup methods have kept pace with the technology to drill for oil at ever-deeper depths.

Questions examined by the Christian Science Monitor include:

  • How many offshore rigs are there, and where are they located?
  • What have been the worst spills from offshore oil rigs?
  • Have cleanup and containment methods improved?
  • Have preventive measures improved?

To read the Christian Science Monitor”s “How Bad Is the Gulf Oil Spill?” Q&A, click here.