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Gulf Disaster Deja Vu?

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 07:17 AM
I did a search for this and did not see this posted anywhere, so if it has been posted it I apologize.

They say that if we do not learn from our mistakes we are doomed to repeat it. The gulf disaster is not the first of its kind, nor will it be the last. We have seen this exact situation before, and sadly we did not learn from it the first time.

In June 1979 the Ixstock well in the Gulf of Mexico suffered a blowout resulting in the third largest oil spill and the second largest accidental spill in history. It took 9 months for them to drill 2 relief wells and cap off the damaged well. This blowout was pumping 30,000 barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico. Sound familiar?

Rachel Maddow did a segment that shows news clips from 1979. You really need to see this. Gulf Disaster Part 1

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:07 PM
Apparently I can't embed the video.

Cool to see though. 9 months to get that one figured out. Fairly similar attempts that failed back then in only 200 feet of water..

Here is a link to youtube without the ads.

[edit on 17-6-2010 by Demoncreeper]

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