Tens of thousands of abandoned oil wells litter the Gulf If you'll recall, there are an estimated 27,000 abandoned oil wells spread out across the Gulf. 3,500 of those have been left 'temporarily' (read: poorly) sealed, often for decades. The oil company claims it was in the process of plugging the now-leaking well permanently, and that it was "surprised" so much oil escaped.
The Gulf of Mexico can't catch a break. Just a few short months after everyone (except Gulf Coast residents) forgot entirely about the BP spill, it gets hit with another one! Yes, a 30-mile oil slick has been spreading across the Gulf, right near Louisiana's Grand Isle, which was one of the hardest-hit places during that last spill. And since folks hardly seem to remember the BP spill itself, they're even less likely to remember that the AP discovered tens of thousands of unproducing wells -- like the one that's gushing out oil now -- many of which were improperly sealed, and were accidents waiting to happen. Well, looky here.
Originally posted by BlastedCaddy
The number of abandoned wells is staggering, i mean mind bending. How the corporations just sell out the planet like that is???? No words to describe it.... I ask you earthquake guys out there. Is that area prone or known for earthquakes and what if some deep underwater EQ goes off out that way what happens to those wells?
Originally posted by UtahRosebud
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