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75 percent oil from Gulf of Mexico spill is gone

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:01 PM

WASHINGTON — About three-quarters of the oil spilled from the ruptured BP well in the Gulf of Mexico has disappeared, a top US official said Wednesday

Well People, we knew it was coming...This BS story, that is..
I still cannot believe they say a lot of the oil evaporated..

I have oil on the side of my house from an oil change i did 2 years ago and the level is still the how do they figure this?

By the way..I do not believe a word of this.....




"The scientists are telling us about 25 percent was not captured or evaporated or taken care of by mother nature," said Carol Browner, a top energy adviser to President Barack Obama, on the ABC network's "Good Morning America" programme.

"This is an initial assessment by our scientists in the government and outside the government. We think it's important to make this available to the public. That's what we'll be doing today."

Browner said the report to be released later Wednesday was "encouraging" but that more cleanup will be needed.

"Mother nature will continue to break it down," she said. "But some of it may come onshore, as weathered tar balls. And those will be cleaned up. They can be cleaned up. And we will make sure they are cleaned up."

An estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico over a period of 87 days after an explosion on a BP-leased offshore rig on April 20.

The leak was capped on July 15, and on Wednesday BP said it succeeded in controlling the pressure in the ruptured well through a procedure called a "static kill."

The New York Times said the report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, indicated that fears that a huge underwater glob of oil would surface at some point to tar Gulf beaches looked increasingly unlikely.

"There?'s absolutely no evidence that there's any significant concentration of oil that's out there that we haven?t accounted for,"Jane Lubchenco, head of the agency, was quoted as saying

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:12 PM
You have to look at the source badmove BP and Washington are for the most part a bunch of liars. I hope their right but I doubt they are. Also what about the sea floor and all the fissures, I think things may get worse!

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:22 PM
but....but......wasn't this supposed to be oilpocalypse?
I have to be honest, my faith in fearmongering ATS armchair experts has been shaken to the core by the total failure of this oil spill to perpetrate a terrorist attack against america and then rip the earths crust in half, killing us all.

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:26 PM
Accountants will tell you:
if it ends in a "5" or a "0" it is at best a guess
and at worst a fraud.
I don't believe it for a moment.
It is just too slick.

even car wrecks happen in slow mo when you are in them
the health benefits of the Alaska exxon Valdeez are still being felt umpteen years later... except by the clean up crew..
they're mostly dead now.

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:30 PM
how does that much oil just "poof" disappear.. its just not on the surface.. all that dispersant did its job.. its all below the surface.. its like bondo on a old junker.. bondo up the rust and dents and give it a coat of paint and it'll look great.. for a year or so.. then it will fall off and it will be even worse than ever.

Instead of fixing it the right way they just put a nice coat of paint on it..

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:32 PM
Yep... The Gulf is on the road to recovery. Where there was 100% oil pollution has now dropped to an acceptable level of 25%. This oil will never come back to America, but, with green technology, we'll make up the difference with better oil for our kids....

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:47 PM
I really hope thats the case and most of it gone. I am sure everyone will be happy to be proven wrong.

Time will tell so lets see.

They say the Gulf stream is affected, and that most of the oil is sitting on the bottom.
I really hope thats not the case.

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:50 PM
So what? We all know where it disappeared to...the sea floor, thanks to COREXIT.

Now the REAL headline is, how much COREXIT is there remaining in our oceans and airstreams and rivers from this nightmare?

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:57 PM
Realize that in politics, timing is everything. In a few months, thanks to the chemical dispersant, no politician will feel the heat from this, as guilt will be transfered directly to the individuals who drive cars. Many of us believe that it was OUR fault, because of our 'greed'. It benefits obama and the EPA and the pols in oil's pocket just as it benefits BP to sell this as being a done deal. Besides, how are they going to screw it on with 'carbon credits' if the leak was a big deal? This would go against maximizing tax revenues. You don't slam the offender, you slam the individual, being the 'least path of resistance'. They got plans. The people in the Gulf are in the way. Look for the media to ignore any and all repercussions created by the blunder. Nice that ats is here, for on site witnesses and whistle blowers, but that can be written off as a bunch of loons and shut down, modified. So can the entire internet for that matter. It's not like they don't have real plans for this. If you can't prove that buildings were imploded using free fall speeds and simple physics, then you aren't going to make it with the media when people get sick and slowly get harmed. That happened yesterday. Now they steam roll us again with big tax plans that will carry in to the future forever, because they need the money to stay in absolute power.

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 07:01 PM
i can see washington and bp sitting around drinking beer like buddies...

"thank goodness americans are so dumbed down! they might just beleive this '75% of oil is gone' after all!"

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 07:05 PM
Hmmm.... so it disappeared.

According to the World Atlas, the Gulf of Mexico is over 13,000 feet deep.

World Atlas

Though somewhat shallow along the coastal continental shelf areas, it plunges to an (estimated) maximum depth of over 13,123 ft (4,000 m) in the Sigsbee Deep, a flat abyss portion in the southwestern Gulf.

So, maybe all the oil sank into the "Sigsbee Deep?"

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 07:12 PM
Great a New Warning label like in California
and we are back into restoring Commerce in the Gulf.

Warning this Seafood is Known to Cause Birth Defects in Gulf Women!

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 07:12 PM
reply to post by sodakota

I believe that most of the oil is now down at around the 25 foot level under the surface..

Thanks to corexit (cough) we won't see that missing 75% for at least another few months..

then it's gonna rear it's ugly'll see...

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:08 PM
reply to post by E-ville

Yea..that was my question too..

where did it all just go?..

well.. it evaporated , according to GOV. scientists..

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:46 PM
Is it even possible for that much oil to just evaporate? I understand they're saying that it was dispersed or burned or skimmed as well but it seems they're making it sound as if a lot of it evaporated. Could anyone inform me about the evaporation of oil?

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:49 PM
reply to post by ML8715

No.. it is not possible for oil to evaporate like that..

they are BSing us..flat out..

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:54 PM
Now we have this just coming out..

BBC news

A government report says only a quarter of the oil from the BP well remains and that it is "degrading quickly". The majority has been captured, burned off or evaporated, it states. But more clean-up is necessary, officials warn.

And this too..

The report was compiled by 25 of "the best government and independent scientists", the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) said.

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:56 PM
its reported as factual by the MSM so it must be true, right?

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:11 PM

Originally posted by baddmove

Well People, we knew it was coming...This BS story, that is..
I still cannot believe they say a lot of the oil evaporated..

I have oil on the side of my house from an oil change i did 2 years ago and the level is still the how do they figure this?

Just to clarify...

Who said it 'evaporated'? that would actually be VERY bad news.

Also, the processed motor oil and unprocessed crude are very different things, that break down VERY differently from each other.

Just to clarify.

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:28 PM
Beach cleanup crews collected over 1000 lbs of tar patties and tar balls off of a small beach in Mississippi just outside of Biloxi today. And this is not the heavily weathered stuff. I'm talking about the shiny crimson "silver dollars". Gone huh?

In fact the beach crews in that area have been picking up record amounts in just the past week. Believe what you want.

You can hide all the skeletons you want in that closet, sooner or later someone opens the door and they all come pouring out.

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