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Old 05-31-2010, 11:39 AM
 
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I read somewhere that this wouldnt work in the gulf because of the softer consistency of the sea floor. Apparently, the ones where it works are mostly rocky.
It doesn't matter, it would slow the leak to a trickle till they could drill the relief wells. The whole mess could have been avoided.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Do you think this is going to cause permanent political damage to Obama?
Who cares, there are more important things then elections. He is attacked 24/7 as it is anyway, if it wasn't this it would be something else. If this had turned out to be nothing and he had overreacted he would have been attacked for that.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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I don't think we should trust any of these nitwits with a nuclear device. Besides, I don't believe hardly any of Russian propaganda. Their safety record with all things nuclear is a little suspect.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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I don't think we should trust any of these nitwits with a nuclear device. Besides, I don't believe hardly any of Russian propaganda. Their safety record with all things nuclear is a little suspect.
You don't need nuclear just enough to stop it temporarily till they can drill the relief wells. It may be too late now. Perhaps a blast now would interfear with the wells they are drilling depending on where they are.
I know one thing, any time table they have given you can take with a grain on salt. Forget about August, we may still be having this conversation in January.
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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You don't need nuclear just enough to stop it temporarily till they can drill the relief wells. It may be too late now. Perhaps a blast now would interfear with the wells they are drilling depending on where they are.
I know one thing, any time table they have given you can take with a grain on salt. Forget about August, we may still be having this conversation in January.
I wanted to come back and add this if you haven't been doing a lot of reading on this subject. This is what they are trying to do and it isn't the piece of cake BP would have you to believe.
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"But the best-case scenario of sealing the leak is two relief wells being drilled diagonally into the gushing well tricky business that won't be ready until August.
"The probability of them hitting it on the very first shot is virtually nil," said David Rensink, incoming president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, who spent most of his 39 years in the oil industry in offshore exploration. "If they get it on the first three or four shots they'd be very lucky."
For the bid to succeed, the bore hole must precisely intersect the damaged well. If it misses, BP will have to back up its drill, plug the hole it just created, and try again.
The trial-and-error process could take weeks, but it will eventually work, scientists and BP said. Then engineers will then pump mud and cement through pipes to ultimately seal the well"
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: I will be escaping Suck City and landing in Tampa in December
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At what point do we throw BP off of this situation and bring in a new company with new ideas? Everything I read about seems to point to BP being not up to date with the latest technology in all phases of oil production...

It is unacceptable for us to just sit on our a%%es until August! That can't be the consensus. There won't be an east coast left by then because the amount of oil will be long in the Gulf Stream and headed up to Cape Cod....
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:39 PM
 
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This is a great site...they are mapping and collecting incident reports for oil seen onshore, smoke, odor, etc....

Oil Spill Crisis Map
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:47 AM
 
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I'm not allowed to post this here, because it's from youtube, but yesterday there were indications the oil was moving towards Tampa Bay.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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I'm not allowed to post this here, because it's from youtube, but yesterday there were indications the oil was moving towards Tampa Bay.
You're allowed to post Youtube videos.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. — A Florida beach might get hit with oil from the Deepwater Horizon accident for the first time Wednesday as sheen likely caused by the accident was reported less than 10 miles off Pensacola Beach.

Oil could hit Florida Panhandle by Wednesday (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/oil-could-hit-florida-panhandle-by-wednesday-720986.html - broken link)

Florida's tourism is vital to getting the entire state's economy back up and running. This oil leak could do some real damage to the state's road to economic recovery.

Hopefully, not.
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