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Did you know that LA sits on top of the third largest oil field in the country? Did you know oil rigs are scattered covertly throughout the city, placed near schools, malls and even a farmer's market?
Originally posted by TheComte
Quite telling what the oil company exec said at the end of the video. That the well has produced for a hundred years and will continue to produce for at least 50 more. If we're at peak oil then these wells should be drying up soon, no? Not in 50 years.
sounds, smells and pollution
Originally posted by tamusan
reply to post by TXRabbit
sounds, smells and pollution
Have you been to L.A.? (that's a joke, funny ha ha)
I agree with the above poster who thinks it is for aesthetics. Fits in with the cosmetic surgery scene. It is interesting to note that there might be lots of oil under them hills. SShhh. Don't tell jed clampett.
[edit on 19-11-2009 by tamusan]
An extraordinarily poisonous gas with a molecular formula of H2S. At low concentrations, H2S has the odor of rotten eggs, but at higher, lethal concentrations, it is odorless. H2S is hazardous to workers and a few seconds of exposure at relatively low concentrations can be lethal, but exposure to lower concentrations can also be harmful. The effect of H2S depends on duration, frequency and intensity of exposure as well as the susceptibility of the individual.
Hydrogen sulfide is a serious and potentially lethal hazard, so awareness, detection and monitoring of H2S is essential. Since hydrogen sulfide gas is present in some subsurface formations, drilling and other operational crews must be prepared to use detection equipment, personal protective equipment, proper training and contingency procedures in H2S-prone areas.
The history of the Los Angeles Basin oilfields has demonstrated
the need to exercise a high degree of vigilance
regarding the environmental hazards posed by these operations.
Land use planning and governmental entity decisions
regarding allowing massive real estate development
over and adjacent to these operations sometime ignored the
health and safety risks posed by these operations. The primary
purpose of this paper has been to show the importance
of reviewing a long history of environmental problems
created by this mixed land usage, and to identify what steps
need to be taken to avert future disasters.
Originally posted by desert
Hiding oil rigs has more to do with the rigs being an eyesore. LA built up a metropolis around unsightly rigs, so today it does not look like Taft, CA, for example, a relatively unpopulated area.
The LaBrea Tarpits are downtown, and the hidden oil rig next to Beverly Hills High (as in "90210") was in the news in 2003 as a case in court about cancer cases among BHHS grads.
Originally posted by proteus33
i think the main reason for hiding the rigs is so they can drill under other peoples property and steal the oil with out having to pay them for it.