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Oil company BP may shut off the live feed to Congress and the Internet of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow during its next attempt to seal the oil leak.
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), one of several legislators who forced BP to make the video feed public, said today that BP informed him the feed would be cut off when they try their "top kill" effort to stop the flow of oil. Markey called the move "outrageous."
Rep. Markey yesterday had also asked BP to provide all 12 available feeds from the accident site, and yesterday released a YouTube video showing the differences between the one feed the public has been allowed to see and the 12 possible feeds available to BP.
But BP spokesman John Curry said Tuesday the company is still evaluating whether it will be possible to provide a live feed and no decision has been made.
BP informed Rep. Markey’s office that the live feed would be terminated some time early Wednesday morning, and would continue to be offline until after the attempt at the so-called “top kill” is completed.
Originally posted by Elieser
This is straight from the congressman's website.
Congressman Markey's website
So....they are not saying that they are considering taking the feed offline, they are saying that they are going to take it offline and keep it off until they are done with the attempt. My question is, WHY??
Originally posted by yellowcard
They never had to provide a video feed to begin with, I could only guess that they will be cutting the feed so they can move the cameras and put more equipment into place.
1. One of them is prairie grass to help clean up the oil slick. Now, this Minnesota farmer says that he has about 600,000 pounds of it. Don Vogt says that the grass naturally floats, and with the help of the water, collects the oil. DON VOGT, MINNESOTA FARMER: The oil is probably leaning on the ocean at maybe 16 centimeters thick. If this stuff was put out in the right way and with the water action, it's going to make a mat this thick. Now, if they can put a magnesium torch on it, then it will burn.
2. The owner of one Boca Raton company saying that he has this biodegradable material, and it's perfect for stopping oil from washing ashore, and he says all you do is you sprinkle this powder substance on to the oil, and within weeks, it turns into dirt. The powder is made from sugar cane and fibers and also it has microbes that actually eat the oil.
3. This is from a material, the same material that's made to make bags of rice or dog food. This material is woven into a string like -- WHITFIELD: Wow! FERRE: Yes, a material there that you see, and it attracts oil absorbing the water, and they call it the quicker oil picker upper.