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Originally posted by ethancoop
Originally posted by donatellanator
Originally posted by Kaiju
Wouldn't it be interesting to find out that the spill was coming from a natural leak in the sea floor that had nothing to do with mankind?
Wouldn't it be interesting to think that BP damaged hundreds of miles of seafloor with their deepwater drilling? Because that's the reality of this situation. These oil rigs are OLDOLDOLD and a lot are failing. Ask Africa.
The Deepwater Horizon was not old, it was delivered to Transocean in 2001.
Interesting side note, according to the wikipedia entry the Deepwater Horizon was on a 3 year lease worth $544 million, or $496,800 per day for 3 years,for the "bare rig", with crew, gear and support vessels estimated to cost the same per day again.
Basically BP was paying $1,000,000/day to operate this thing. There's huge money in oil which means huge money in politicians pockets to keep the industry going without government intervention or oversight.
The Coast Guard said in a news release that it received a report of a three-mile-long rainbow sheen off the Louisiana coast just before 9:30 a.m. local time on Saturday. Two subsequent sightings were relayed to the Coast Guard, the last of which reported a sheen that extended from about 6 miles south of Grand Isle, La. to 100 miles offshore.
Though the Coast Guard was able to confirm that there is a substance on the water's surface, it has not yet been able to determine if it is oil. Petty Officer Casey Ranel said that those that observed the sheen from a helicopter said they saw no sheen associated with the substance. That flight was diverted from the scene on a separate search and rescue mission, however, and could not continue their investigation, the Coast Guard said in the news release.
The Coast Guard has since launched additional aircraft and boats to the scene from New Orleans and Mobile, Ala., to collect samples of the substance.
Originally posted by wingsfan
come on, you really think BP successfully capped the well and cleaned everything up? remember how they told us the oil all magically evaporated? I still feel this is the source of alot of the mass animal deaths.
I grew watching the exxon spill, I knew BP's story was too good to be true.
Originally posted by BarmyBilly
Well, how convenient.
Originally posted by Fromabove
I suspect that the sea floor is breaking up and that when it does. abiotic oil and natural gas, and other toxic gases are going to blow out that opening so furious that the former oil spill will be tiny in comparison and that we will not be able to stop it.
For those who know, there are two types of oil. The kind made from dead plants and animals millions of years ago. And the other is abiotic or oil formed deep inside the Earth as a process in chemicals. It's not made from plants and animals, and it doesn't run out and covers and vast area underneath the earth crust.
When it come out, and it will, it will poison the oceans killing quite a bit of living things. Also, the toxins that will come in the form of gases will make the Fukashima nuclear event look like a picnic in the park.
"A fishing boat captain said he went through the slick yesterday and it was strong enough to make his eyes burn" So wait they are still fishing? Even after the BP oil spill? hahahahaha
Originally posted by OrionHunterX
Oh darn! The world's really cracking up - Earthquakes, movement of tectonic plates, Tsunamis, monster storms, volcanic eruptions, freak weather systems, oil spills from the bowels of the Earth.....Like a disaster move being played out, only it's the real deal!
2012! Looks like it's the beginning of the end! Has it started to happen? Probably this is just a trailer of the main feature! And soon there'll be no place to run, no place to hide!
edit on 20-3-2011 by OrionHunterX because: (no reason given)