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BP had 760 safety violations in the past five years and paid $373 million in fines

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:58 AM

BP had 760 safety violations in the past five years and paid $373 million in fines, Sullivan said. By contrast, Sunoco and ConocoPhillips each had eight safety violations and ExxonMobil just one, Sullivan said.

"How in the heck do you explain that?" he asked Hayward. Hayward said most of those violations predated his tenure as CEO. "We have made major changes in the company over the last three to four years," he said.

An estimated 73.5 million to 126 million gallons of oil has come out of the breached wellhead, whether into the water or captured.

The reservoir that feeds the well still holds about 2 billion gallons of oil, according to the first public estimate Hayward has given of the size of the undersea oil field.

That means the reservoir is believed to still hold 94 percent to 97 percent of its oil. At the current flow rate, it would take from two years to nearly four years for all the oil to be drained from it.

In addition, tsunamis of 20 to 80 feet could inundate the Gulf of Mexico coast when enough oil has flowed out of the reservoir to normalize the pressure. At that point, it is believed, sea water will be sucked in to the cavity by the ocean pressure. The water will evaporate to steam at the temperatures of 400 degrees centigrade, which are found in the deep sea rock. The steam will expand in volume and could generate enough pressure to blow the Gulf of Mexico sea bed apart, tiggering gigantic tsumani waves that could reach up to 200 miles inland.

Again we are given warnings of what might, or could happen, yet many others feel that other things are happening, such as a massive build up of gas under the sea floor.
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One thing is for sure and that the oil has not stopped..

How were BP allowed to continue to operate after having 760 safety violations???
The amjority of us would be sacked from our job for just one of those.
How many, and whose hands are in the pockets of BP?

I am astounded by the way things have gone and are going. It just beggars belief as to how and why this happened. It appears that this could have been prevented 5 years ago.

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 12:04 PM
A corporation that doesn't abide by standard regulations? GASP!

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 12:29 PM
No matter how BP spins this. The government needs to say. Here is the proff. You guys suck.

Now bend over because, "This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this."


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