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Its Raining OIL in Louisiana

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posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 06:50 PM
Its Raining OIL in Louisiana

From The Washington Post:
The most disturbing of the worst-case scenarios, one that is unsubstantiated but is driving much of the blog discussion, is that the Deepwater Horizon well has been so badly damaged that it has spawned multiple leaks from the seafloor, making containment impossible and a long-term solution much more complicated.
Video from a robotic submersible, which is making the rounds online, shows something puffing from the seafloor. Some think it's oil. Or maybe -- look again -- it's just the silt blowing in response to the forward motion of the submersible.

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:08 PM
Wow that's messed up. Made me feel sick
This is just the beginning though and thats the awful part. Words really can't describe how I feel about this. It's just so wrong.

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:18 PM
I don't know if any of you caught Bobby Jindal's rant on CNN today. I think he knows more than we are being told. His anger was amazing and I respect it. He condemned both the current and the past administrations' neglect and indifference towards the LA coastline...he pulled himself together and got a little partisan towards the end. I think he must have realised he'd smacked the Bush administration a little too hard there.

I was impressed at his fury but was he nearly losing it? Since I haven't really followed him I don't know. What's going on, Louisiana? Does Jindal come apart easily?

What is going on.

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:26 PM
Actually, it cannot rain oil. Remember that oil molecules cannot "stick" or "bond" with water molecules. When water evaporates, it evaporates pure, leaving behind salts, oils, etc. So oil cannot just rain down, unless there is a huge geyser like from the Three Stooges shooting oil up hundreds of feet. THEN you can say its "raining" oil!

Dear Tom,

I understand the Midwest receives a large amount of moisture and rain from the Gulf of Mexico. Shall we expect the moisture and rain that comes up from the Gulf to carry with it the pollution from the current oil spill?

—Karee McBride

Dear Karee,

We should not. It's true that humid air from the Gulf of Mexico is a potent source of Midwestern precipitation, and as much as 70 percent of Chicago's precipitation (rain and snow) originates with moisture from the Gulf. However, evaporation of water from the Gulf, or any other source, occurs on a molecule-by-molecule basis. Water molecules are not chemically bound to any pollutants that might be present in the water — oil, for example, or other dissolved solids such as salt. Only pure water evaporates into the air, and all other materials remain in the water.

[edit on 6/23/2010 by GenRadek]

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:33 PM
Very good point that i wasn't even aware of. So then how is this happening? Regardless, Star for you

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:41 PM
...tornadoes could to the job.

The same way they pull salt water and even fish, and throw them far away on some deserted area. Well, it HAS happened....
... did it happen this time? I have no clue.


posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:46 PM

And now for your viewing pleasure, some actual raining oil!

Although this was the first thing I thought that BP should do to plug the leak!

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:47 PM
Hmmm, interesting. I was wondering about corexit....I know that it breaks oil down to the point of being lighter than water, so is it possible that a corexit/oil cocktail could evaporated along with the water.

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:50 PM
total evaporation doesn't need to take place.. a water spout is a great example of this very principle.. However we don't know what all the dispersant do to the oil exactly.. its said that they break down the oil into small particles.. hmm small lighter than water particles.. Hmmm..

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:54 PM
What can rain is the toxic chemicals fom the oil burning. Like acid rain, only worse. Oil itself cannot rain down perse but the toxins from it will rain down just like how sulfur dioxide does.

A tornado or waterspout may be able to lift oil up and deposit it elsewhere. heh I didnt even think about that one though. Good thinking guys and gals!
If a twister can dump fish and debris, I'm pretty sure too that oil can be carried up up and away!

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