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It will reach Spain in less than a year: Jean-Michel Cousteau

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 02:47 PM
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the mythic explorer Jacques Cousteau had an interview with "El Mundo" newspaper from Spain. I had to translate it, but you can find the original (in Spanish) at (Source)

Here are some excerpts:

“In Exxon Valdez 20 years later, you can still find oil half meter deep into the sand. In the GOM we have an Exxon Valdez every 4 days, you do the math.”

Do you think the spill will really get to the East Coast of the US?

“It will get out of the Gulf, into the Caribbean and picked up by the Gulf Stream. It will go on all the way to England, France, Spain and Portugal. I would say it will reach Spain in less than a year.”

Do you think the relief wells will stop the spill?

“I don’t think they can stop it. There’s something nobody is talking about, that is the pressure. If you seal it, it will burst somewhere else. That is why they keep telling stories ‘We are trying, we are trying’ when what they really want to do is to let it all come out. They could have stopped it, but there is a huge risk it will burst somewhere else.”

So it will gush until it runs out?

“Basically, or until the pressure drops. It has to come out somewhere, and because the whole system has fractures, it could come out anywhere else if they try to stop it.”

So… if you thought that by living in Europe you were safe, think again.

Here in Peru, it will some way or another affect me. As Cousteau says, we are all connected and depend on the oceans.


posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 02:55 PM
This is frightening. I hope he is wrong. 2 things here, it suggests that after a year, they won't be able to stop it. Also, it suggests that this is a lot worse than many people originally thought. For the people who downplay it and say its not a big deal, hopefully you won't be eating your words.

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 02:59 PM

Well, there you go.

I live in South Florida so believe me when I say this. We will all be effected by this spill in some fashion for decades to come.

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 03:03 PM
Does he mention the ramifications of Corexit on this? Isn't that sinking most of the oil in place?

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 03:30 PM
Holy sh*t.

I predict it will reach New York by 2011.

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 03:39 PM
We won't know until it happens. And as for oil gushing out the planet is not the only thing that's playing on my mind. There are other events yet to play out for us, many are un-aware of.

TPTB will keep MSM on the oil subject to keep many of the population distracted from The Coming Changes. Then only will people really discover the truth of the damage on a catasprophe scale of oil pollution.

I was told from a source from day early this year before the oil disaster that we all need to keep close attention to the environment. He didn't say much but he made it very clear what we have to do.

You think this is bad what's happening now, Cor just you wait!

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 03:40 PM
reply to post by ~Lucidity

No he doesn't mention Corexit, but they talk about a method from a company named Ecomerit, which uses natural gas to trap the oil, raise it fast to the surface in bubbles so it can be caught. This oil is still “usable” to make gasoline.

What we are seeing in the beaches is a mixture of dispersants and tar, 40% of what makes your car move is already gone through evaporation.

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 03:59 PM
I'm sorry to say this to all. BP will never stop the leak they will continue to feed MSM with the truth and MSM's editor will be paid a very highly paid package for the end of 2010. Collateral damage has always been the most profiteering tactic whether it be that of war in Afganistan, oil leaks in Alaska, dumped depleted Uranium both the Queen herself owns and the Rothchilds own.

Uranium is worth more than gold and so next people will be hearing about how raidoactive the oil is, well for those who do not know much, it is dug from deep grounds and has radioactive compound material which is then extracted into more usuable and less-dangerous levels of radiation.

BP's profiteering as the days pass by I was given a big number in the hundreds of million's from my source and I do believe that number will change from day-to-day.

Big oil companies have always profiteered from "collateral damage". Its one of the most vulnerable ways to make money from the public.

Its collateral damage that equals the BIG bucks!!!

[edit on 7-7-2010 by DClairvoyant]

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:13 PM
Great point he makes about the pressure, and that is why they keep changing stories.

“In Exxon Valdez 20 years later, you can still find oil half meter deep into the sand. In the GOM we have an Exxon Valdez every 4 days, you do the math.”

What he says is true, I just found video footage of Prince William Sound and there is oil everywhere still.



[edit on 7-7-2010 by burntheships]

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:21 PM

Originally posted by DClairvoyant

BP's profiteering as the days pass by I was given a big number in the hundreds of million's from my source and I do believe that number will change from day-to-day.

[edit on 7-7-2010 by DClairvoyant]

Talking about profits...

Cousteau also says that last year BP profit was 6.3 billion bucks. That is the same number as the entire world population!

Just a bit of food for the brain =)

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:28 PM
reply to post by burntheships

I just watched the vid too, its terrible.

And still they keep saying “Mother nature heals fast”.

I really bought that, I mean, I really thought that after some 10 to 20 years the oil would have been degraded because of the weather, waves, animals and insects, even microbes.

Looks like we are testing the power of nature, I just hope we don’t get to the point where we say “Well… it was too much for nature”


posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:32 PM
reply to post by Jechu

I was very shocked to see that oil is still saturated in the soil, you can see it and smell it.

I remember the Valdez spill, and at the time I thought it was horrific. This makes that look small in comparison, I read that Deepwater Horizon gushes that much (as the Exxon Valdez) every four days.

[edit on 7-7-2010 by burntheships]

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:45 PM
Here's the full translated article (using babblefish, so it's not propperly translated, but you'll get the jist)

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the mythical French submarine explorer of whose birth they finish turning 100 years, has lived many spills. It was changed to Santa Barbara, a year before the petroleum spill that suffered this Californian city in 1969.
It documented to the Exxon Valdez, 20 years ago, and the Prestige, does eight. Now third expedition to the Gulf of Mexico is on the verge of making his, since the petroliferous platform Deepwater Horizon sank, where will speak with BP on possible solutions.
How long is going to last the impact of the spill?
There are tens of thousand of people distressed because during long time they are going to have to live with this. If you later go to the place of the Exxon Valdez 20 years, still you can verify the impact that has in people and environment. If diggings at heart of the sea, still there is petroleum to half meter. In the Gulf we have a Exxon Valdez spilled to the ocean every four days. We are in day 68, so it calculates.

Cree that the current can end up taking the crude one towards the coast This of the U.S.A.?
It will leave the Gulf, to the Caribbean, and will be gathered by the Current of the Gulf. And it will follow until England, France, Spain and Portugal. And by all means that will affect all those people, and to our system of vital support.
How much will take petroleum in arriving at Spain?
It would be necessary to know the speed of the Current of the Gulf, but I would say that in less of a year.
Cree that the lightening well that is going away to construct to stop the spill will work?
I do not believe that they can stop it. There is something of which nobody speaks, the pressure. If you plug it on the one hand, is going to burst by another one. For that reason, they do not do more than to invent histories, “we are trying it, we are trying it”, when in fact they want to let leave it everything. They could it have stopped if not outside by the great risk that there is of which it bursts on the other hand.

So it will continue appearing until petroleum finishes?
Basically. Or until the pressure descends. The pressure of petroleum is greater than the pressure of the water. It must leave by some side. And as the structure has fractures, if it is covered on the one hand leaves by another one.
The only solution is to capture the greater amount of possible petroleum?
Or everything. From my point of view, they are not doing it very well. To put the dispersing ones is a great error. It has to leave raises the crude one, to surround it and to pump it. Clear that when there are hurricanes the boats must go and petroleum will continue raising. But, so far, I do not see another possible option.
Has heard speak of the system developed by the Ecomerit company that would use bubbles of the natural gas to capture petroleum and to make raise it the surface, where could be captured?
Yes, I have heard speak of this system. It is a solution far better that the dispersing one, because it accelerates the ascent of petroleum to the surface, and for when it does, still it is possible to be used like fuel. What we see now in the surface does not serve like fuel. 40%, which causes that your car moves, has already evaporated. What it is is tar.

It speaks of the ocean like our system of breathing, vital support. What means?
We are 6,700 million people at the present time, that, on purpose, is what extraction of BP benefit every trimester. We added 100 million inhabitants to the planet every year. Or alive in Santa Barbara or at the top of a mountain, still you depend on the ocean. When you ski in that mountain, you ski in the ocean. When you drink a water glass, you are drinking the ocean. We are all connected and we depend all on the ocean for our quality of life.
He is inevitable to feel impotent before a as serious spill as the one of the Gulf. What can be done?
What it is happening in the Gulf is like a kick in the ass, a unique opportunity to change. Each one can be ambassador so that our community understands that we must protect our system of protection of life. We needed change. It is already worth of parlotear. Let us ask the people who make decisions, to the Government, to the industry, that accepts the fact that we needed an international commission to make sure that we have the capacity to come up, and to have a plan To, B and C in case of accidents, like in the space program. We can do it, and we will do it.

We cannot leave solve to the problem others?
Mírale to a boy to the eyes. You are going to Him to fail? We have capacity to do something by the world. In 1983 I knew a head of a tribe of the Amazon that showed some to me of the trees that had planted, that measured about four meters. It said to me, “ Ves those trees? I will not see the sufficiently high thing them. My children either. Perhaps my grandsons. But my bigrandsons yes ". Then the return occurred and it said to me, “ Ves that? That will be a good canoe ". That one was its constitution nonwritten of the future. That man as much hit me for the rest of life as my father did ".

[edit on 7/7/2010 by Acidtastic]

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