posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 08:15 PM
A long time ago, off the west coast of California, I argued for and caused a semi-contained "drift" of crude to be flashed. I was almost in a
snip*load of grief and litigation for it afterward. This was much, much smaller than the oil in the Gulf.
IMO, If it goes off somewhat uniformly, then the hydrocarbon plume is more likely to cruise up to several thousand feet, and less likely to hover,
create its own environment, and interact with lower level winds, such as the ones that might bring it here.
I'm not sure what to hope for. What does the least damage to the environment? What about us weensy mini-environments? Hard call to make. I
say flash it, but plan it out and do it right. I have no idea even what compositions are used these days to do such a thing. Glad to no longer be
an enviro-warrior, although I miss the action. Don't miss the corrosive stress.
Good luck Flash