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Gulf Oil Disaster 2010 in Pictures

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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:13 AM
Hi folks. This thread is dedicated to archiving a record of what may very well become the greatest tragedy in North American history, with the event of the Gulf Coast Oil Drilling Platform Disaster.

From News Reports, to Satellite Feeds, to eyewitness testimony, to Political Backlashes, to Environmantal catastrophy, to ultimately the cost in lives, both Animal, as well a human.

Roughly 117 platform workers that were on the platform when it detonated into a plume of fiery death made it off the platform, and to shore alive, with 17 of them wounded with burns and broken bones. 11 others were reported missing, and are presumed dead. The platform burned violently for 36 hours, and then due to extensive fire damage toppled over into the sea.

Shortly after the 36 hour battle to contain the flames, and amidst the toppling of the Platform, fears began to rise as realisation that oil was now gushing openly into the pristine waters of the Carribean Sea became the new reality.

Mankind was not prepared for this kind of catastrophy - somehow, amidst the billions of dollars the British Petroleum Corporation raked in annually, it for some reason could not afford a think tank of brilliant minds to consider this type of tragedy, so that safe checks and containment apparatuses could have been developed and put in place.

The result of thier indescretion, and lack of consideration and concern for both marine animal, as well as human lives, has so far produced a growing cloud of toxic ocean currents that have breeched well beyond the parameters of the Carribean Sea, and have been ushered up the Eastern Seaboard.

Marine life started to wash up on shore dead by day 4 of the tragedy...

Satellite imagery showed at various angles revealed the direction of the flow, later it was determined that the spill was actually breaking up, and congealing into small ribbons, which meant that the fractured flow was therefore going in directions unanticipated by experts. The ribboning of the flows meant that the oil contained water soluable elements, such as sulfuric and cuastic elements, which transformed into even deadlier combinations of toxic waste, such as hydrogen sulfide, and phosphoric sulfates.

Indeed, It has been speculated that this will pose the greatest disaster ever to occur within the waters of the United States, outside of Hurricane Katrina.

Rumors have arrisen that there could be a possibility that this disaster was intentionally caused by a rogue entity affiliated with Islamic jihaad that may be responsible for the sabbotage of the Deep Water Drilling Platform, who understood that this very scenario would take place. however - That is still currently rumor.

[edit on 4-5-2010 by DarkspARCS]

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:23 AM
You did a wonderful job, thank you,

I still don't believe this one was a accident.

An image provided by Carmi, Ill.-based Elastec/American Marine shows an oil burn being conducted in one of its patented Hydro-Fire Boom systems. The inflatable, fire-resistant, water-cooled boom was developed to contain surface oil and burn it offshore, helping prevent destruction of critical environmentally sensitive shoreline habitats, company officials said.
If U.S. officials had followed up on a 1994 response plan for a major Gulf oil spill, it is possible that the spill could have been kept under control and far from land.

The problem: The federal government did not have a single fire boom on hand.

[edit on 093131p://bTuesday2010 by Stormdancer777]

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:42 AM
reply to post by DarkspARCS

Because of our greed those animals died. It has been proven in the past that cleaner energies are possible, but still we are enslaved by these oil companies. One day this is going to catch up to us, and when it does we will look back in confusion at our own stupidity.

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:49 AM
Sadly, but I have to admit that I belong to the most parasite species ever. Shame on humanity. Shame on me too. I really hope 2012 thing is true. We humans need a hard kick in the a$$.

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:19 AM
These pictures are just I have known of the oil spill since hour one. I've tried not to look at what it's caused though. I live on the gulf coast of Florida myself and I fear what this 'accident' means for our style of life here, up and down the coast. Not to mention the wildlife that will suffer the greatest of all.

Thank you OP for doing the work to put this all together. While I have tried to detatch myself from the situation, this shows me I was wrong to do so. Now, the trick is trying to find a way to help solve the issues stemming from this. So, thank you for kicking my rear back into reality and remind me that if everyone were to turn a blind eye then nothing would be solved.

Have they found a definate solution yet as to how they will stop and clean this up yet? And does anyone know of where I could look into helping with clean up or survival of the wildlife?


posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:38 AM
looking at these pictures makes me ashamed to be part of the human race death of life follows us where ever we go people just dont care anymore and im starting to think we never did.

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 11:17 AM
It just makes me more angry than I already was at the greedy slimebags that are withholding the technology that could stop all this fossil fuel nonsense.

They hide behind the cloak of "National Security" but it is really just greed pure and simple.

The technology is OURS, we paid for it and it is time we demand its release.

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 11:26 AM
Simply sad, disturbing and outright disgusting. I agree with everything you posted except for the rumors. Of course the muslims did it. They do everything evil that takes place on this planet now, don't ya know? LOL

If I see any MSM actually try that angle with any government backing I am going to demand absolute proof. I won't take anyone's WORD for it like we did with the last two wars. I WANT PROOF. And if this wasn't an accident and it wasn't the act of Jihadists, I say that knowlingly damaging this planet to this extreme is on the same level of mass pre-meditated first degree murder and all responsible should be tried in such a manner.

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 02:00 PM
This site has about 100 pics since the oil disaster in the Gulf in April. Some of them are amazing and truly sad at the same time.

2010 Oil Spill Pics

posted on May, 9 2010 @ 03:12 PM
CBC Photo Gallery

The Gulf oil rig explosion – on the scene photos

Gulf Oil Spill – Greenpeace (Flickr)

The Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill (UPI)

Deepwater Horizon Response’s photostream

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 09:41 PM
I think people are seriously underestimating the magnitude of this thing. The repercussions of this will be felt worldwide. This is deadly serious.

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