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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Coast Guard says BP PLC has managed to cap one of three leaks at a deepwater oil well, but the work is not expected to reduce the overall flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Potential good news from the Gulf of Mexico overnight as BP claims to have capped one leak out of the three that have been gushing oil into the water. This was the smallest of the three leaks, but now they can re-position their makeshift collection system at the other two.
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
I confirm, I saw the feed list where there were three leaks:
One from a curved pipe; another from the main BOP leak; and another from most of all bolts below the main BOP leak.
Originally posted by rajaten
My TV said they stopped THE leak. That means there was only one. The disaster is over Thank goodness because I was starting to worry about the whole thing.
Originally posted by jtma508
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
I, for one, certainly don't believe everything I see on TV. But by the same token I most definitely do NOT believe everything I read here. Lots of people are wrong, some confuse facts and some perpetuate disinfo becuase it matches their personal view of things.
Personally, I've never seen any credible evidence of fissures or massive holes in the seafloor or asphalt volcanoes.
Originally posted by St Udio
your correct ...
the BP spokespersons are delivering misinformation...
now we have 'the' leak, which evidently means just the oil intrusion into Gulf waters at the well-head only.
Any & all other 'leaks' are not (in the eyes of the BP propagandists)
connected to their blasted apart rig & well-head @ deepwater Macondo Formation...
now in their opinion, any other leaks or fissures from the surrounding strata adjacent to the Macondo Foprmation reservior... is of natural causes and they are not responsible for those leaks... only 'THE' leak at the drill casing well-head is theirs'
it's like Bill Clintons maschinations on 'What the meaning of IS , is'
a run around, obfuscation tactic, confusing the loose talk of the past multiple leaks & trying to pass that talk off as '3 leaks' emanating from 3 sections of the damaged BOP itself (multiple leaks from the singular well head source)
just a lot of mumbo-jumbo lawyer talk to get their butts out of a jam, imho
Originally posted by SquirrelNutz
Nevermind the fact that there a FAR worse problems to contend with now (Methane, Corexit, etc.)
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
I may have got an answer to my questions.
I got a tip from someone about this graphic showing where all 3 leaks were.
This is not the graphic I had in mind. In this picture it looks like the leaks are happening all from the same long pipe. I do not remember the graphic of the leaks on the BOP looking this way.. I remember the leaks were on other pipes not part of one long pipe.
This picture says all 3 leaks were in the riser.
I do not remember all 3 being in the riser. Some leaks were from other pipes.
What do you remember being said about this?
This could be a complete fabrication or not.. I am not a doom and gloomer.. I just want confirmation of the correct situation.
Can someone help me with confirming this info?
[edit on 17-7-2010 by JohnPhoenix]
“The Justice Dept.blocked the EPA from filing criminal charges against the BP Texas City disaster. 15 dead and 105+ injured , many in wheel chairs and BP paid a fine. Fines are cheaper than fixing the problems.