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Originally posted by hawkiye
Mother Of All Gushers Could Kill Earth
(visit the link for the full news article)
Imagine a pipe 5 feet wide spewing crude oil like a fire hose from what could be the planets' largest, high-pressure oil and gas reserve. With the best technology available to man, the Deepwater Horizon rig popped a hole into that reserve and was overwhelmed. If this isn't contained, it could poison all the oceans of the world.
"Well if you say the fire hose has a 70,000 psi pump on the other end yes! No comparison here. The volume out rises geometrically with pressure. Its a squares function. Two times the pressure is 4 times the push. The Alaska pipeline is 4 feet in d
[edit on 2-5-2010 by hawkiye]
Originally posted by Spinoza73
The source of the OP mentions an opening vent of 7 feet. To my knowledge this is wrong: the vent measures 10 cm, about 4 inch. There is pressure, and so it is spewing oil. 800,000 m3 every 24 hours. Times 90 days (for drilling the bypass) this doesn't make up the biggest oily-event, but still big enough 72 million m3.
Originally posted by 12voltz
Anyone who uses oil is to blame for this .If you drive,consume ,buy,travel,eat,etc ,YOU are to blame .Go and live in a cave until the last drop is gone and then you can come out and start again.Not possible?What a mess we have created, not only this spill but the Whole friggen planet.
Originally posted by h3akalee
Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
It's time to protest against the Oil Giants by not using your cars!!!
Did you hear that fly fart ?
Originally posted by sterlingda
I'm the one who published this story that was linked here by hawkye.
Per some input here at ATS, I've added this to the story opening: "In calculating the gallons required to kill the oceans, remember that oil goes to the surface, where life is concentrated."
I also added a reference regarding toxic concentrations of oil in water.
Originally posted by bluemooone2
Ive been thinking about how to stop this and I believe I have a way. Drop a very big explosive down into it and detonate in at say 1/4 mile deep . That should cave the ocean floor into it and seal it. Maybe even deeper so that the oil would not seep upwards.
[edit on 2-5-2010 by bluemooone2]
Another risk arises because according to reports the crew was cementing the exterior of the casing when this happens. As a result, the well, if this was not properly completed, could begin to blow outside the casing. Another possible scenario is a sea floor collapse. If that happens Katie bar the door.
Originally posted by Haydn_17
reply to post by antonia
Im certain we would create a filter, move fish into lakes, make safe zones if the shtf
Originally posted by GallopingFish
Is there Some kind of bacteria or orginism that eats oil and processes it into something non lethal?
Is there something like that or am i just watching to much television???