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Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:43 am

This really bothers me that the oil was allowed to get this far inland. BP and the federal government are dragging their feet and allowed this to happen...
I'm glad that the state has finally said screw the gov.-we will do what we have to do to protect our way of life!

http://www.wwltv.com/video?id=96423154&sec=645534
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:51 am

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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby goodkarmarising » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:45 am

I give NOBAMA an F for his response to this oil spill. And I do believe that he waited as long as he has for political purposes. He needs to be stopped before he causes unrepairable harm to our country, if he hasn't done so already. :no:
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Botiz630 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:37 pm

Inda, I don't know anything more about Gov. Jindal than what can be gleaned from that first clip you posted, but it sounds like he has the necessary fire to make something good happen. Hopefully one of those embers will catch under Obama, it really rubs me the wrong way that the President has taken an apparently lackadaisical approach toward tackling this tragedy.
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:32 pm

good read:
The Dangers and Difficulties of 'Bottom Kill'
Is history repeating itself? The spill in the Macondo oil field could also continue to gush uncontrollably well beyond BP's August deadline. Pemex Director Carlos Morales, currently providing BP with technical advice, expects the spill to continue for another "four to five months." Leifer also believes that the disaster on the sea floor could drag on "until late fall."
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Leadhead » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:35 am

Indaswamp wrote:revised estimates:35,000-60,000 barrels per day..
http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/graphic_shows_latest_oil_spill.html


Seems I was right from the get go with my 50,000 barrel a day figure (even though I may have misspoke at the time). We will be lucky if these clown get the damn thing stopped by this time next year. No fishing, no tourist, no more gulf drilling. That should just about do it.
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby David » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:07 am

I'm not sure about no more gulf drilling. No more drilling for BP or any of their subsidiaries sounds more logical. Why punish the other companies because BP takes short cuts? My sister-in-law is a company man on off shore rigs for another large oil company and says they don't do things like BP. She is not surprised that there was a disaster after learning about many of BP's procedures. Here are just a few of the things she has said that BP does that led the spill: 1) bonuses for finishing early 2)removing the mud before cementing 3) something about the casing of the pipe having too many sections 4)the type of cement used for that deep a well 5)not testing the blow out preventer properly.

Lots of oil field workers are going without work as well as all the other industries along the coast and that is just going to compound the economic impact. I just don't understand punishing all for the shoddy work from one bad company.
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:48 am

David,
I agree that the moratorium will have a huge impact on the coast..it's a double whammy for Louisiana, first the seafood industry, now the deepwater drilling...
But I also agree that better contingency plans must be instituted to deal with these types of spills...On the local talk radio show yesterday, it was admitted by a top Exxon employee that all the companies had basically the same plan-literally - it was written up by the same firm.. and that plan is obviously not adequate to deal with a spill of this magnitude...now should the drilling be halted? that is another thing entirely...but clearly, better plans must be put into place because this is a clusterfugg!!
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:25 am

Black crude is "popping up" in the inland bays...large patches of it. Speculation is that as the water warms, the dispersed oil is rising out of suspension from the water....we will be fighting this for a while.
that said-the most vulnerable species are pogies (menhaden) and saltwater catfish...
http://www.wwltv.com/video?id=96518854&sec=645534
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:49 am

If this sh!t doesn't stop-there's gonna be a revolt in louisiana! BP and the Federal government better get out of the way, or pick up a vacuum hose!!! HTF is this going to "hurt" the marsh more than OIL!!????
http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/louisiana_response_to_gulf_of.html
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:22 am

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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:21 am

follow-up on the shut down of vacuum barges...

Jindal upset after state's vacuum barges put on hold
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:33 am

If that doesn't have Obama written all over it....
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:46 am

The Oil Disaster Is About Human, Not System, Failure

very good read. it explains how it happened and the human errors that allowed it to happen.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703303904575293270746496824.html
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:03 am

Here is a more technical article to the one posted above in the previous post with the actual data from the rig...
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6493
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Re: Oil now 12 miles inland...

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:14 pm

put this one in the "you can't be ------- serious!" file...
http://andrewroman.net/2010/06/18/embarrassing-leadership-from-the-top-jindal-aint-happy/

great video of one pissed off bobby Jindal!!
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