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(ChattahBox)—The sunken oil rig off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico is now oozing out crude oil at an estimated 42,000 gallons per day, threatening the sensitive ecosystems of the region, including a feeding ground for sperm whales. The oil slick is now larger than the State of Rhode Island and is headed for the shoreline during tourist season. The oil slick could make landfall in a few days
Originally posted by hinky
3 quick points.
1) Rhode Island is not a big state. It's 1214 sq. miles. But what if the headline said "Oil slick larger than Crocket Count TX". Most would yawn or say not a big deal. Crocket Count isover 2800 sq.miles. Don't get lulled into a frenzy because the name of a State is being used.
2) The last time the Federal government was involved in a controlled burn, Los Alamos was almost destroyed.
Controlled burn at Cerro Grande
There are other platforms in the area. Maybe we should rethink this a little bit.
3) Isn't most timely that President Obama had released land for offshore drilling, pissing off the environmentalist and many demoncrats, but then this thing blows up. The cries of why we should stop all offshore drilling will become deafening towards election time, especially if this rig is still leaking.
Originally posted by devildogUSMC
I know that yesterday or the day before it was covering 1800 sq. miles. I don't even want to know where we are at now. Is this the worst oil spill in history?
Here's what we were discussing.
Originally posted by Shrukin89
Why is Rhode Island being always compared to major disasters?
Five times as much oil as previously thought could be leaking from the well beneath where a rig exploded and sank last week, US officials said earlier.
The slick is 45 miles (72km) by 105 miles (169km) - almost the size of Jamaica - and heading for the US coast.
A third leak has been discovered, and a fire-fighting expert said the disaster may become the biggest oil spill ever.
Originally posted by 911stinks
reply to post by getreadyalready
Now, I think people are starting to wake up to the potential disaster in the making.
This will be utter devastation. I can't stress enough about how horrible this is going to be.
I knew from the beginning they were lying about the size of the leak. In fact, at first, they said there was no leak.
A conspiracy of unprecedented proportions.