So, going by the 110k/day scenario, we can derive that nearly 300,000,000 gallons of oil has leaked out of a reservoir that BP says contains
50 million barrels
(over 2 billion gallons)? Even so, the spill is already twice the size of
the Ixtoc spill and maybe, just maybe in 2 months they will have a relief well drilled. I realize that probably half the content coming from the BOP
is VOCs and possibly NORMs, which are more devastating than the oil itself. Initial EPA tests showed critical levels
of airborne toxins
, yet media states that it's normal.
One question here is: If they had a cataclysm due to extremely high pressures down deep, then what will be the verdict on ANOTHER well sunk that
deep? No doubt they are 'in a hurry to drill the relief well', but isn't that what caused the first problem? Rushing an 'emergency operation'
also bypasses permits and routine safety appraisals.
The problem I'm having with all of this is the magnitude of the cover-up. BP buying up google searches, no disclosure of the 3D imaging of the site,
refusal of international help, complacency of the scope of the disaster, failure to warn states of incoming black tides, downplaying the environmental
impact, media blackouts, Wackenhut puppets on the scene, the huge push for Cap & Trade legislature, stock shorting by major investors/insiders,
deliberately falsifying media (looped footage), failure to disclose the methane threat, denial of major benzene contamination, and the list goes
World consumption, or the amount of natural leakage each day in the oceans is one thing, but all of this is happening in one small, fairly isolated
place. If all of the BP spill was captured, they would need a bowl the size of Lake Ontario to put it in. Instead they have emulsified it with another
toxin to suspend it below the surface so we won't see the sheer magnitude of it. These 'dead zones' appear to migrate both above and below the
surface, and prevailing winds will indicate the direction of the dead zones, just like a tropical wave. It may be years down the road before we begin
to understand the scope of this incident. By then, the tourism and seafood industry will be done and over with.
Whether it was intentional or not is a forum for the finger-pointing. Right now, politics has prevailed where disaster reaction should have been in
place. We're too afraid of panicking the public instead of overseeing their health and well being. The Red Cross and civil engineers should already
be flocked to all coastal areas to do whatever is possible to maintain health, and rescue the beaches and marshes, and wildlife. Given time this slick
will infest the Everglades and the coral reef near the Keys. These sanctuaries are prolific and diverse and will be irreversably damaged for decades
Accept it or not, this is our present day reality, and wild speculation always rises when facts are not disclosed.