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Originally posted by jazz10
On various threads i have asked many times the following.
Is the oil and methane that is leaking been replaced by sea water???
And if this is the case will the weaker density of water result in the total collapse of the gulf area?
will the florida underground porous rock and sand be good enough filtration? as of now natural spring water is considered very pure and very clean, they bottle it for drinking without doing much more to it because it's been filtered so well already... but will the natural filtration process be enough to filter out all of the oil? the chemicals?
The groundwater then travels though a network of cracks and fissures - openings ranging from intergranular spaces to large caves. The water eventually emerges from below the surface, in the form of a spring.
As stormwater flows off of highways, county roads, parking lots, and residential developments, it carries with it heavy metals, petroleum by-products, pet wastes, and pollutants. Stormwater primarily affects surface waters, however some of these contaminants may reach the aquifer. Although scientists are still collecting data, these contaminants may be putting stress on native plants and animals, and endangering endemic underwater invertebrates that exist nowhere else in the world. Stormwater that is directed into karst features like sinkholes without any form of pre-treatment can have an even greater direct impact on groundwater quality and the springs.
In the end, Ixtoc spewed a record 140 million gallons of oil.