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    The oil is gushing from BP's sunken Deepwater Horizon rig at 25,000 barrels a day and could reach 50,000 barrels a day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Earlier estimates had put the leak at 5,000 barrels a day.

    Professor Ian MacDonald, an ocean specialist at Florida State University, said the new estimate suggested that the leak had already spread 9 million gallons of heavy crude oil across the Gulf. This compares with 11 million that leaked from the Exxon Valdez tanker when it hit a reef off Alaska in 1989.

    Oil spill disaster is now 'out of control' - Times Online

    this will probably dwarf Exxon Valdez

    poor 'ol New Orleans and surrounding area just can't catch a break
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    YouTube - US oil spill explained

    good video explaining the leak and what what engineers are facing in trying to stem the flow of oil.


    also some of the survivors of the initial fire are sueing Halliburton charging that work carried out prior to the explosion was improperly executed according to this report.

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUH0Da9-Zns&playnext_from=TL&videos=xHWh45u4CFI&playnext=2 "]YouTube- Fears grow over oil spill disaster[/nomedia]
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhonda15 View Post
    YouTube - US oil spill explained

    good video explaining the leak and what what engineers are facing in trying to stem the flow of oil.
    Thanks for the link. It demonstrates it very well.

    This is awful what is happening. It would appear that a lot of work is being done to either contain or disperse the oil.

    However, what exactly is being done at the well itself??? In all the coverage I have seen, I haven't seen one report that talks about this work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newsy View Post
    Thanks for the link. It demonstrates it very well.

    This is awful what is happening. It would appear that a lot of work is being done to either contain or disperse the oil.

    However, what exactly is being done at the well itself??? In all the coverage I have seen, I haven't seen one report that talks about this work.
    They have to dig a hole three & half miles down to channel off the leak

    - trouble is that will take about three months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa View Post
    - trouble is that will take about three months!
    Jesus.....3 months. Oh my God...
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    why can't they just sink a couple hundred tonnes of concrete to seal the whole thing off - well head, riser - the lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newsy View Post
    Jesus.....3 months. Oh my God...
    And Halliburton will probably get that job as well, these lads do such good work
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhonda15 View Post
    why can't they just sink a couple hundred tonnes of concrete to seal the whole thing off - oil head, riser - the lot
    I guess if it were that simple, they would have done so by now. Unfortunately, the oil is coming out with so much pressure that it would just blow away the concrete before it had time to set.

    I was also rather surprised at President Obama's statement that BP will have to pay the full cost of the damage. I understand his sentiments, but at the end of the day it is a court of law that will decide what compensation is to be paid and by whom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reknaw View Post
    I guess if it were that simple, they would have done so by now. Unfortunately, the oil is coming out with so much pressure that it would just blow away the concrete before it had time to set.

    I was also rather surprised at President Obama's statement that BP will have to pay the full cost of the damage. I understand his sentiments, but at the end of the day it is a court of law that will decide what compensation is to be paid and by whom.
    well i meant concrete that was already well set (and probably steel reinforced) - but like you said i'm sure they would've done it if possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by reknaw View Post
    I guess if it were that simple, they would have done so by now. Unfortunately, the oil is coming out with so much pressure that it would just blow away the concrete before it had time to set.

    I was also rather surprised at President Obama's statement that BP will have to pay the full cost of the damage. I understand his sentiments, but at the end of the day it is a court of law that will decide what compensation is to be paid and by whom.
    Obama sacked a CEO of a corporation live on TV (former GM CEO, who was woeful). No US president did that before.
    Now he dictates that BP pay the costs.

    These are the similar actions theat dictators in 1930s Europe started off with.
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