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Oil Slick in Gulf of Mexico (Following Thread!)

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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:22 AM
reply to post by Bagel

I think what your saying is they have completely phucked up on this.

How can this happen ? Surely the have contingency plans for events like this .... ro do they just keep fingers crossed it wont happen.

As for the cost I hope it puts them all out of business period.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:31 AM


April 30, 2010 -- The environmental disaster that emergency workers have been scrambling to control in the Gulf of Mexico has entered a new phase. Yesterday, NASA's Terra satellite snapped the above image as the first tendrils of an angry swirl of oil made landfall on the tip of the Mississippi River Delta.

BIG pics and forecast maps

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:38 AM
reply to post by bigyin

Unfortunately, it kind of looks that way.
As you've probably read in the news, the BOP (Blow out preventer) is responsible for shutting down the well during drilling, if a high pressure pocket is encountered. It has to shut down the well before the pressure from the pockets reaches the rig. These BOP's are designed for quick response situations (such situations require quick response). It's a guess, but I would say the BOP either wasn't activated, the response controls failed or it just failed in it's job.

Anything is possible in this situation.

The sinking of the rig hurt them here no doubt. That was the control hub of all operations.


posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:48 AM

Originally posted by ToneDeaf
Where is Haarp when we need it ! !
By artificiality shifting the plates they could possibly
close off the well.
(then we would know if Haarp actually works)

Never mind "where's HAARP when we need it?"....i'm sure it will be in amongst the alleged reasons FOR the disaster.

Poor ole's damned if it does and it's damned if it doesn't!


posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:49 AM
reply to post by berkeleygal

Thanks from link - it really seems to grow huge disaster... Huh!

... There goes the summer holidays.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:05 AM
dtd 21 April 2010

CNN) -- The U.S. Coast Guard launched a major search effort Wednesday for 11 people missing after a "catastrophic" explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames.


An investigation into the cause of the blast is under way, but
there are no indications it was a terrorist incident,
the Coast Guard said.

Yeah, like the CG or even DHS is going to come out early with the
terrorist excuse.

i guess the obvious 'indications' would be internet chatter
that an oil platform in the Gulf was on the list of a series of attacks...

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:29 AM
reply to post by St Udio

Just think of the impact is some criminal/terrorist/militia organization would take responsibility from this incident - and would give further warning from coming new attacks against oil industry... That really would turn everything upside down in one minute!

- BP would not to pay cost of this mess
- Wide shutdown of oil drilling in all offshore stations
- Boost in security
- Chaos in oilmarkets...

We are walking every day in thin red line.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 08:48 AM
Oil From Spill Is Reported to Have Reached the Coast

NEW ORLEANS —Coast Guard officials were investigating reports early Friday morning that oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico had washed ashore overnight, threatening fisheries and wildlife in fragile marshes and islands along the Gulf Coast.

Oil Spill's Political Impact

The massive oil spill spreading through the Gulf of Mexico is a horrific environmental disaster that could have a devastating effect on bird populations, marine life, and the coastal ecology. But, crass though it may seem, the very real political implications must also be considered. After all, politicians set policy; many observers are already demanding President Obama roll back his plan to expand offshore drilling. Here's what the oil spill could mean.

Air Force sends planes to help with Gulf oil spill

WASHINGTON — Two Air Force planes have been sent to Mississippi and are awaiting orders to start dumping chemicals on the oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast. This April 28, 2010 photo released by Greenpeace, shows an aerial view of the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana, where oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead continues to spread. Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr. said Friday that two C-130s specially modified for aerial spraying were sent Thursday from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Ohio.

- Modified for aerial spraying... Aint chemical warfare denied by treaty? - Chemtrails, future Op Orange?

Senator wants offshore drilling suspended

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has asked that oil drilling along U.S. coasts cease until an investigation into a Gull of Mexico oil rig explosion is completed. In a letter to President Barack Obama, Nelson said he would introduce legislation to temporarily bar the Interior Department from authorizing an expansion in offshore drilling.

- Can USA afford to make this decission... I highly doubt that.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 09:00 AM
Just a couple of questions.

Do these blow-out preventors activate regularly and prevent lots of accidents?
Or is a blow-out a very rare occurrence and the efficacy of blow-out preventors is in doubt because of lak of statistical evidence?

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 10:45 AM
Why are SWAT teams being sent to inspect rigs? Is this standard procedure? This doesn't seem to make sense unless.........

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 10:50 AM
reply to post by xizd1

... Dont say it!

That will turn our world upside down. Just...


( In my mind I see that soon, when this disaster is in its media breaking point (in its total focus of issue) there comes suddenly alert from unscheduled White House press confrence where president Obama is preparing give a talk to nation...)


( President will begin his speech: ... Like we all know, huge disaster has taken place in Gulf Of Mexico. We all thought first that it was a very sad accident, but now has come a time to tell a different side of it...)

... I wont say it either

[edit on 30-4-2010 by JanusFIN]

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 10:54 AM

One option would be to install a large dome over the leak and send the collected oil to the surface, where it would be collected by ships. This has been done before, although only in shallow water.


Why have they not tried this already? And why wasn't there a contingency plan for something like this?

This is going to get bad. The oil hasn't reached the coast in full force yet, and the leak is still going full speed at 42,000 gallons/day.

I'm sorry Mr. Nature...

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 10:55 AM
reply to post by xizd1

Good point. They may be trying to head off any CT that may develop or they are going to blame somebody ect ect.

By the way this oil pocket may be HUGE and what....are we going to have to wait for it to bleed out? Could the whole gulf coast be fouled?

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 10:56 AM
here are a few pics

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 11:17 AM
Deliberate or Accidental, what a great excuse [picture worth 1000 words] to raise the price at the pumps.

Lets end the Tyranny by Oil Cartels and Banks once and for ALL.

Free energy motor

"The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. ....At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties." New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, 1922

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 11:17 AM
There is a safety mechanism in place to stop leaks. The pipes had been inspected by two different teams before Obama sent people to inspect. The leak was reported only after he sent his people. A guy in the Coast Guard said there was another explosion and later took back what he said.

This oil spill happened on the anniversary of earth day. earth day began because of an oil spill.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 11:31 AM
well there is smell of stink in the air here in new orleans wonder if they will give an evacuation order some time soon??????

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 11:34 AM
Florida declares state of emergency in 6 counties

(CNN) -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency in six counties Friday as a result of the Gulf Coast oil spill, the governor's office said.

Crist joins Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who declared a state of emergency in his state Thursday.

Crist said the oil spill "threatens the state of Florida with a major disaster." He declared an emergency in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf counties.

Officials anticipate Venice and Port Fourchon, Louisiana, will be the first places affected Friday when the massive oil spill caused by last week's rig explosion reaches shore, said Mike Abendhoff, a spokesman for BP, which owns the ruptured well where oil continues to leak.

there's a video on the site too CNN report

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 11:37 AM
I wonder if the poor reaction from British Petroleum will eventually strain the weakening USA/UK relations? They basically caused one of the country's worst environmental disasters.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 11:54 AM
White House: No New Drilling for Now

The White House Friday said there would be no expansion of offshore oil drilling in new areas until an investigation of an explosion that occurred last week on the BP rig Deepwater Horizon and its subsequent oil spill in Gulf of Mexico, which is sending thousands of gallons of crude oil toward Louisiana’s shores, has been conducted.

Storms threaten protection efforts as Gulf of Mexico oil spill comes ashore

The National Weather Service predicted winds, high tides and waves through Sunday that could push oil deep into the inlets, ponds and lakes that line the boot of southeastern Louisiana. Seas of 6 to 7 feet were pushing tides several feet above normal toward the coast, compounded by thunderstorms expected in the area Friday.

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