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Volume the size of Lake Erie has already been polluted

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 02:29 PM

Volume the size of Lake Erie has already been polluted

PENSACOLA -- Hours before President Barack Obama was to address the nation, the U.S. government released new estimates of the amount of oil leaking in the Gulf, saying it could amount to as much as 60,000 barrels -- 2.5 million gallons a day.

Earlier in the day, at Florida's ground zero on the Gulf oil-spill crisis, Obama pledged to the community -- and state -- that his administration will do ``whatever it takes'' to deal with the mess.

``This isn't just an environmental disaster,'' Obama said to a crowd at Pensacola Naval Air Station. ``For many families and communities, it's
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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 02:29 PM
Doing the math:

Estimate of leak per day: 2.5 million gallons:

1 gallon of oil pollutes 1 million gallons of water

2.5 TRILLION gallons are being polluted a day

1 cubic mile of water = 1.1 trillion gallons

Every day, over 2 cubic miles of water are polluted by the BP oil spill

The spill has been going on 60 days now

120 cubic miles of water (the volume of Lake Erie) has ALREADY been polluted

see how horrible this actually is?
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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 02:59 PM
In reality the oil is taking up more space, due to it being dispersed with the water.

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 03:10 PM
reply to post by Good Romance

Good Romance
Registered: 18-6-2010, posted on 18-6-2010 @ 08:29

=star *

i was wondering when an astute person would (in a nice way)
point out that the metric size of the carceniogenic pollutant is not as important as the fact it takes something like: one part per million

~0r even less~ to contaminate the water which happens to be the universal solvent for life-on-Earth... provides a bio-sphere for hundreds of aquatic creatures...all of which will suffer pockets or even global genocide to their lifeforms.

i would even guess that parts-per-billion could & does affect the salinity & temperature of the Gulf Stream Current in the Atlantic...
everything may well indeed go haywire, much to the detriment of our environment and the creatures that fill every nook-&-cranny of this eco-system

note: on Thurs. Rush Limbaugh was ranting on how the 'spill' is infintessimal compared to the volume of water in the GOM.

what a pea-brain 'SPIN' he was engaged in... i guess it generated a response from me though...which might be what he was after

but your little post tells more of the reality of the situation than the trivialization the 'meister' (of pablum) could instill in the minds of the Sheople

Its not about the visible surface slick... it also is about the undersea plumes that eventually break-up and disburse in the fluid sea, and gets diluted/spread into every-cup-of-water that makes up an ocean


[edit on 18-6-2010 by St Udio]

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 03:37 PM
That compounded by the fact that there is almost no way to stop the oil and no end in sight.

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