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BP plans to burn some oil pumping up to surface

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 09:46 AM
NEW ORLEANS – Now that crews are collecting more and more oil from the sea-bottom spill, the question is where to put it.

How about burning it?

Equipment collecting the oil and bringing it to the surface is believed to be nearing its daily processing capacity. A floating platform could be the solution to process most of the flow, BP said.

To burn it, the British oil giant is preparing to use a device called an EverGreen Burner, officials said. It turns a flow of oil and gas into a vapor that is pushed out its 12 nozzles and burned without creating visible smoke.

Methods for gathering and disposing of the oil collected from the seafloor gusher are becoming clearer. What's not is how much oil is eluding capture.

Scientists on a team analyzing the flow said Tuesday that the amount of crude still spewing into the Gulf of Mexico might be considerably greater than what the government and company have claimed.

Yep..another stupid idea from the BP geniuses..

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 09:48 AM
reply to post by baddmove

Oh right. That explains everything.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 10:56 PM
reply to post by packinupngoin

Hmm. no one cares eh?

too bad, it should concern all of you../sigh

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 09:18 PM

some one.....????

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 04:42 PM
reply to post by baddmove

I will admit to being concerned about the concept of burning toxic chemcials such as this oil is, but after reviewing the machine that they will be using, the Evergreen Burner, it appears that it might be ok.

For a complete description, and photo of it, go here:

I am presuming the idea behind this is to speed up the removal
of oil from the gulf by both collecting it and burning some of it

I saw a new article today that BP has received permission to go ahead with the burning:

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