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Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by xout, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. xout

    xout Believer

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    So, the oil rig that blew up last week is leaking 5,000 barrels a day now (210,000 gallons). It also may not be able to be stopped or fixed for a few weeks. That could easily eclipse the 11 million gallons that spilled due to Valdez 20 years ago.

    This has the potential to be the most devastating ecological disaster our country has seen in quite sometime, possibly ever.

    Not to mention the economic ramifications. The fishing industry and tourist industry to name a few are going to be hit hard. Hell, we may have to cancel our vacation in Panama City Beach (we rented a beach house) if the leak isn't contained by August.

    Here's the latest video update from Yahoo via Fox News.

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/oil-spill-could-reach-coast-within-hours-19390299
  2. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    Horrible. Let's all remember that nothing like this has happened in quite some time, it was an accident. With that said let's pray that they contain it soon.
  3. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    Where are the oil eating enzymes?
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Clearly something went very wrong. There has not been a spill like that from an oil rig in many years.
  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I'd like to know why it's taken them so long to try and do something about it.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Oh man I know the answer to that. But I shouldn't go there. :D
  7. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    It seems like it always takes some major disaster for people to pull their heads out of their *****.

    9/11, Hurricane Katrina, this...
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    How is the head up their **** on this? They have been dealing with in since the explosion occurred and still doing everything they can to limit any damage to the coast line
  9. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    I think they should have been ready for something like this, and they didn't realize how bad it was until it was too late. Now they're screwed.
  10. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Accidents happen folks.

    This isn't the first oil spill and it won't be the last.

    And like usual, when a disaster happens, the folks in charge of the recovery learn a little more on how to prevent it from happening next time.
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    They do have crews trained and ready for these types of events no doubt they made errors on a 3rd leak they did not detect right away and high winds in the gulf are not making the matter any easier. They are looking to do a controlled burn off of some of the oil at the rig site and still attempting to cap off this well as a secondary well is put in place. I wish everything could always be perfect but it is not.
  12. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Yep..

    :hammer:
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    You are a sexy man and I like to way you roll.

    I might have to subscribe to your news letter.
  14. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    :laugh2:
  15. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    What a sad tragedy this is turning out to be. Adversely impacting so many. It is a real shame.
  16. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    its called opportunity for some folks and they are going to use it for their agendas and some people are just going to be concerned for others well beings.


    we'll do the same thing with this as we do with other diasters, prevail and learn from it.
  17. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    Seems like we always learn the hard way.
  18. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    There is no easy way to learn. The people who do these jobs are highly qualified and these companies like BP are always looking for better ways to do the job.
  19. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Well pretty soon Exxon will no longer have the biggest **** up when it comes to oil spills.

    Congratulations BP.

    [IMG]
  20. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    I don't know who's fault it is, but I know who to blame. :laugh1:

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