If you haven’t or have seen the news there’s currently a huge ass oil spill in the gulf of Mexico currently. The Deepwater horizon exploded on April 22nd
Deepwater Horizon was an ultra-deepwater, dynamically positioned, semi-submersible offshore drilling rig which sank on April 22, 2010, causing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The spill was the result of an explosion two days earlier where eleven crewmen died. Deepwater Horizon was built in 2001 in South Korea, is owned by Transocean and was leased to BP plc until September 2013
Of this spill I’ve noticed that the news is trying to keep the down low on this. Wither Its by BP’s request or the news just doesn’t want to cover it, Its Horrifying. Looking at CNN.com the Oil spill is mentioned but not even in the main topic area. In the topics that are meant to catch your attention “Miss USA brushes aside controversy”. Who the fuck cares if she danced on a pole. if you google it you can find home poledancing kits. also the who muslim bit, who cares. Call me when the pope wins the Miss USA.
But to Actually find information on the oil spill its not on the landing page for CNN, If you goto CNn.com you get the US edition if your in the US than you have to click US edition AGAIN to get anything on the oil spill.
BP should be sued into nonexistence until they clean up this spill, Just to give you an idea of size of this spill, the state of Rhode Island is 1,545sq miles. the spill for the gulf right now is at 2,500 to 9,100 sq mi, yes You can fit the entire state of Rhode Island into this spill. Whats pissing me off is the whole lack of information and BP publicly blocking people from seeing the damage that’s occurring
BP has resisted entreaties from scientists that they be allowed to use sophisticated instruments at the ocean floor that would give a far more accurate picture of how much oil is really gushing from the well.
This is disgusting. Reading further
“We’re not going to take any extra efforts now to calculate flow there at this point. It’s not relevant to the response effort, and it might even detract from the response effort.”
thats just fucking beyond dumb. OK, we have no clue how much oil is being spilled, so heres some paper towels and good luck. How can the flow rate not be important. knowing the flow rate would tell you if your efforts are even working rather than taking a random shot at it.
There’s just so many different aspects of this spill that are lining this up to be the worst disaster with oil in the US. One of the immediate thoughts i had when this occured is what would happen if this spill catches up in the thermohaline circulation. It is sometimes called the ocean conveyor belt, the great ocean conveyor, or the global conveyor belt.
I’m curious to the legacy the BP is going to leave behind, One of fabrication and destruction , or are they going to actually try to clean this up.
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