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Oil still leaking from gulf could have ramifications on New Madrid Fault

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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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According to BK Lim who is a geohazard specialist. He sent a letter to Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the Emergy and Commerce Committee and Congressman John Shimkus, Chairman of the Environment and Economy Subcommittee a few weeks back detailing his concerns about the sea floor around the well and that hydrocarbons are leaking out at high pressure and its not possible to cap this leakage.

He also voices his concern about stresses between the lower and upper crust that could cause earthquakes adjacent to the Madrid fault.


As the rogue well had not been successfully cemented and plugged at the base of the well by the relief wells, unknown quantities of hydrocarbons are still leaking out from the reservoir at high pressure and are seeping through multiple fault lines to the seabed. It is not possible to cap this oil leakage.


You can find the letter here............Link




posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 05:42 AM
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The ramifications of going into the unknown can be severe. By releasing so much underground pressure the risk of cataclysmic repercussions is real, this needs more investigation.



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 06:04 AM
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There's a plethora of information about this topic already on ATS...
Cracking an Eggshell

TheRedneck authored a great thread that gives an idea about what your source article claims.





posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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Flagged thread thanks OP for bringing this back to our attention.

With regards the thread mentioned below, I read the OP and couldn't find a mention of how this hypothetical situation might affect the rest of the world. Most of the maps only mention America. Anyone know how such an event would effect the rest of the world? For example, what would this mean for Europe?

Thanks


Originally posted by havok
reply to post by HoldTheBeans
 


There's a plethora of information about this topic already on ATS...
Cracking an Eggshell

TheRedneck authored a great thread that gives an idea about what your source article claims.






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