Comments on: This oil leak is different http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: lbardell http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/comment-page-1/#comment-345257 Wed, 26 May 2010 06:56:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17115#comment-345257 How about sinking a large oil tanker over the hole and using it to reduce the pressure from the oil leak. Pre-fit the top of the oil tanker to pump escaping oil up to other tankers on top of the water or use the opportunity to seal the leak around the tanker at the bottom.

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By: 5280hi http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/comment-page-1/#comment-344971 Wed, 05 May 2010 00:00:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17115#comment-344971 At least with Halliburton and Transocean and BP in this together, their legal teams should be unrelenting at uncovering the incriminating evidence that will point to the party whose mistake caused this unspeakable tragedy. They’ll need to have infinitely deep pockets to pay for the health and respiratory damages of all Gulf residents who will be affected by the inhalation of the impending petroleum blanket. It;s not just a smell…it’s toxic petroleum in the lungs after it goes through the nose.

Will Obama’s EPA declare the air “safe to breathe” like Christine Todd Whitman of Bush’s EPA did regarding the air in NYC after 9/11….air and particulate that fatally and chronically injured so many of the clean-up workers? I can’t believe she has the gall to comment about this here
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05 -03/oil-spill-mustn-t-end-offshore-drill ing-christine-todd-whitman.html

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By: ellobon http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/comment-page-1/#comment-344963 Mon, 03 May 2010 22:23:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17115#comment-344963 I am appealing to all engineering students particularly
at MIT Harvard and in Mexcio at Instituto de Monterrey and throughout the world as in India and China; please please comeup with some form of solution to at least tap the outlet of this 1.6 km. deep gushing of oil; I suspect as the volume increases the cap or tapping will have to withstand much more pressure lthan is being told to the public; it is beyond the technical expertise of BP and the US govt. they are now incapable of stopping it; the entire GUlf will be turned into a toxic area, threatening on one of the most critical water basins on the planet; we need your help now; doknt sleep, dont eat, doknt go to class; work on this emergency measure NOW; thanks

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By: ReutersGreenBiz http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/comment-page-1/#comment-344922 Sat, 01 May 2010 10:16:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17115#comment-344922 Rhoadie – you’re right, and we have corrected the mistake. The leak is at a depth of almost one mile, not two. Thank you for your post.

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By: fwupow http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/comment-page-1/#comment-344921 Sat, 01 May 2010 08:38:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17115#comment-344921 At first they were like; “Everything is fine. There appears to be no leak.” Later “There’s is a leak but it’s a small one”, still later, “Well the leak appears to be five times worse than we thought.”, still later “We should be able to contain the spill.”, then later, “The spill is headed for Louisiana coast but won’t reach it for another 3 days.”, and later, “the coast is toast.” Some also rans; “We’re working on plugging the leak.” and now, “the leak is probably not pluggable.”

It seems likely that in about a month, we should be at the “OMG, we’re all gonna die! It’s an ecological disaster which threatens to end all life on Earth!” stage.

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By: jonathanseer http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/comment-page-1/#comment-344920 Sat, 01 May 2010 07:36:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17115#comment-344920 Who wrote this article Patty Panic.

There largest oil spill in history happened in the Gulf off the Yucatan south of Louisiana.

It leaked millions and millions of gallons. It flowed full force for months before Pemex was able to stop it.

Yet the environmental impact was nil, because the Gulf of Mexico is one of the oiliest oceans naturally.

All over its bottom are oil leaks from the deposits. Ocean life in the gulf is much better adapted to oil, even lots of oil. The birds will be the biggest casualties.

Then there are the currents, the same ones that carried all the oil from the largest oil spill in history out to the ocean away from land – and while doing so endless prognostications that it would be the biggest disaster were heard far and wide.

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By: reconstructions http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/comment-page-1/#comment-344917 Sat, 01 May 2010 03:42:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17115#comment-344917 Louisiana voted “drill baby, drill” in the 2008 election, with the intention of having the Republican McCain administration open the pristine shores of California to drilling. Actually they have only been pristine since the Santa Barbara spill in the 60’s…

If this spill hadn’t happened at just this moment, Obama might very well have gone ahead with his drilling plan, which was probably conceived to try and find a center between environmental lefties and righties who have fooled themselves and the gullible into thinking this country can drill its way out of peak oil, foreign oil, high oil prices, etc., etc.

If Sarah Palin had a conscience she would drive down to Louisiana in Arnold’s Hummer with a rifle and put down oil-fouled endangered species for the cameras. That’s what she was trying to sign us up for, so she should stand by her principles now that we are reaping what she hoped to sow.

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By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/comment-page-1/#comment-344910 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:01:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17115#comment-344910 Now a second rig owned by Mobil Oil Has overturned in Louisiana. Perhaps the President should return to his campaign position of no offshore drilling. Hell, it was one of the reasons why I voted for him!

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By: rhoadie http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/comment-page-1/#comment-344909 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:59:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17115#comment-344909 Whiskey1027 – Amen to that!

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By: LilyRam22 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/this-oil-leak-is-different/comment-page-1/#comment-344908 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:48:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17115#comment-344908 Well said Whiskey1027.

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