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Windows 7: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

30 Apr 2010   #1

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

I can't see this getting cleaned up anytime soon. They aren't even close to getting it under control.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Captured by NASA Satellite [PICS]

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30 Apr 2010   #2

 
 

Not good. Not good at all
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30 Apr 2010   #3

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Yeah I was watching the news and they are just waiting for the onslaught of devastation to hit.
And it just keeps pumping oil into the gulf. Sickening to see it.
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01 May 2010   #4

 
 

The fact that there is no simple way to cap the flow and minimize the existing damage is definitely a worry.

This will have long lasting ramifications on all sorts of levels...
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01 May 2010   #5
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The highest challenge will be the Mangroves to clean, the oil will glue everywhere deep inside the trees...very bad indeed! Like in Indonesia few years ago.

I will suggest the goverment to pack up the base of the mangrove trees, as it is not too late yet!
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01 May 2010   #6

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It is caused due to earth's crust displacement. As seen in the movie-2012. Umm... I should stop watching alot of movies.
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01 May 2010   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
The fact that there is no simple way to cap the flow and minimize the existing damage is definitely a worry.

This will have long lasting ramifications on all sorts of levels...
Absolutely. I worked offshore oilfield for 7 years, mostly in the same area as this blowout. When it reaches the marshlands of Louisiana, thats it. It will destroy ALL costal commerce such as oyster/ crawfish industry. Not to mention the flora/fauna impact. But accidents like that happen all the time. Just not on this level, and doesnt get the publicity...
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01 May 2010   #8

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Seeing things like this make me wanna'

We are destroying God's creation. Just thinking about all that oil going into the Gulf makes me ill.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DreemWarrior View Post
I worked offshore oilfield for 7 years, mostly in the same area as this blowout.
Now there's a job I could get into. Did you enjoy it? I used to watch a T.V show about deep sea rigging. It was called "Oil, Sweat, and Rigs." Have you ever watched it, Bro? Many of the sites on the show were in the Gulf of Mexico too. It chronicles the work that needed to be done after Katrina reaped havoc on the rigs.
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01 May 2010   #9
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We can only hope that they will learn somthing from it. I was reading that during the previous administration there was practically no federal supervision at all and they could do what the wanted. Apparently some additional security device (that costs half a million Dollars) could have prevented this. Now they will be paying billions for the damages instead. Sad story - especially for all the animals that will die.
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01 May 2010   #10

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Hi all
I used to be an Engineer in the Oil Industry long before getting involved with computers.

The Oil industry on the whole has a REASONABLE record in environmental control - a few exceptions such as around Port Harcourt in Nigeria -- but a lot of that is due to sabotage and corrupt governments and of course in N. Canada Sand Basin where sometimes rules aren't always followed as they should be.

So long as governments don't make it easy to create / design alternative fuels then we will search for Oil in more and more inacessible places where accidents will inevitably occur.

However these accidents are as NOTHING compared with what would happen when some ageing Nuclear power stations become "not fit for purpose" -- please don't tell me the lessons of Chernobyl have been forgotten already.

For those who are interested in how this will be fixed : - Forget some of the RUBBISH you see on TV -- here's how it's done now -- we used to use this method for other leaks ages ago in shallower waters anyway.

The leak will be plugged by drilling a new line from another platform horizontally along the sea bed and into the leak where it can be capped. There's no point in designing a huge concrete block (will take over a month) and then try and lower this into the very deep basin in the Gulf of Mexico.

Before all you "Green Party" idealists get up on your soap boxes -- just look at the TOTAL CHAOS caused by a large part of Northern Europe becoming a NO FLY ZONE just for ONE WEEK due to the Volcano. There is NO way we can change the whole travel arrangements of people in the short term -- it will take YEARS and meanwhile we are just going to continue to use Oil.

Of course the people who will suffer are the residents of the effected areas and hopefully they will become adequately compensated (not to forget damage to wild life etc) -- but OIL is a RISKY business - and it really DOES have a reasonably passable record except in a few areas where governments have been somewhat lax in insisting on tight controls.

Past records show however (and I'm NOT making any excuses) that the Earth is a lot more robust than people often realize and however bad it looks now and will be when the pictures of dying birds etc covered with Oil start appearing recovery will be quicker than most people realize

Cheers
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