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My aim for this thread is that it be a haven of factual information, reliable first-hand accounts, verifiable reporting, and rational hypothesis. I would like to have a few people from the following locales to contribute local news, observations, and recent developments on a fairly reliable basis. ...
Originally posted by St Udio
your proposal is a fantasy-wish exercise... what the heck will local eye-witness accounts of beach or marsh damage have to do with the blow-out at the well head & just what actions are being attempted/thought about?
passionate reports of limited scope is the only return you'll get...
i guess venting outrage is a positive thing though.
[edit on 29-6-2010 by St Udio]
I said it many weeks ago, & my suggestion falls on death ears...
Make the Gulf of Mexico a closed and contained body of water...
build a containment wall from Florida- connecting all the Keys,
then arc over to Cuba...and from Cuba span the deep water between Cuba and the Yucatan land mass....
that would effectively contain the Gulf & the gusher & the apparent seafloor fissures...
the Gulf itself can then become as putrified as it will---
without further contaminating the Carribbean or allowing putrified Gulf oil-water mixtures from penetrating into the Gulf Stream (at the Florida Keys) current & causing major changes to the North Atlantic or Europes weather.
(CNN) -- Exposure to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has resulted in 162 cases of illnesses reported to the Louisiana state health department, according to a report released Monday. Of those cases, 128 involved workers on oil rigs or individuals involved in the oil spill cleanup efforts, the report said.
Among the most common reported symptoms were throat irritation, shortness of breath, cough, eye irritation, nausea and headaches, according to the department's oil spill surveillance report.
There is a desalinization plant near Tampa Bay that provides drinking water to approximately 1.8 million people. Plans on how the city intends to deal with the oil spill in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane could not be confirmed.
Orange Beach, Ala.
Ron Greve expects the worst is yet to come in the oil spill drama that is haranguing beach towns all along the US Gulf Coast. So, like a growing number of residents, the Pensacola Beach solar-cell salesman took a hazardous materials class and received a “hazmat card” upon graduation.
Originally posted by metalmom
I agree that we should try and keep everything consolidated , so instead of starting a new thread, I will toss this into yours.
Has anybody seen this?????
I wasn't real sure about the other stories about the bubbling water in the surf, but considering the source here, I'm a bit startled.
Any ideas as to who they get their summary info from?