posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 08:53 AM
I wanna address the last several posters.
1. Yes the stock prices are up as a result of this risky move, but itwas still necessary to test the integrity of the bore casing. The relief wells
would have been worthless just like the top kill if there was major damage below th sea floor.
2. Yes, the Exxon Valdez still has major impacts 20 years after the fact, and it was a drop in the bucket compared to this! This oil is a mile under
the surface, and it is impossible to contain or clean up. I expect two years of major work on cleanup and containment, but I expect centuries of
surprise oil contamination. Every major hurricane will bring new oil into new places.
As a resident of the Gulf Coast, I know how the storms change things. We often find 300 year old ship wrecks within walking distance of the shoreline
after a storm. Giant beds of seaweed will wash for hundreds of miles and turn up on shore after a storm. The oil will be the same way.
3. No matter how bad this is, at least there is some good news now. If the valve is building pressure, then the leak can be controlled immediately,
and the relief wells have a very high probability of working!! If the leak is stopped before the end of summer, then the Gulf Coast lifestyle will
not be dead and gone. By next summer, the tourists can return, the fishermen can return, and we can begin healing. No matter how much you hate BP
for this disaster, don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Good news is still good news!!