Thursday, June 17, 2010

Oil spill response by BP Suckbox Adm. Thad 'The Impaler' Allen is inadequate, Plaquemines president says

Mayor Landrieu requests $75 million from BP to promote area tourism ~Gambit

TILT: The illness afflicting workers exposed to BP's oil disaster?~Facing South

~Special Thanks~Humid Beings

Video - Oil Confirmed to Be Leaking from Cracks in Sea Floor~Humid Beings

From Bad to Worse
~Rob Kall

Is the BP Gusher Unstoppable? ~Mother Jones

"To those of us outside the real inside loop, yet still fairly knowledgeable, [the failure of Top Kill] was a major confirmation of what many feared. That the system below the sea floor has serious failures of varying magnitude in the complicated chain, and it is breaking down and it will continue to.

"What does this mean?

"A down hole leak is dangerous and damaging for several reasons. There will be erosion throughout the entire beat up, beat on and beat down remainder of the "system" including that inaccessible leak. The same erosion I spoke about in the first post is still present and has never stopped, cannot be stopped, is impossible to stop and will always be present in and acting on anything that is left which has crude oil "Product" rushing through it. There are abrasives still present, swirling flow will create hot spots of wear and this erosion is relentless and will always be present until eventually it wears away enough material to break it's way out. It will slowly eat the bop away especially at the now pinched off riser head and it will flow more and more. Perhaps BP can outrun or keep up with that out flow with various suckage methods for a period of time, but eventually the well will win that race, just how long that race will be? one really knows.... However now?...there are other problems that a down hole leak will and must produce that will compound this already bad situation.
Another president, another set of promises~Stephanie Grace

Jim Brown’s Weekly Column: Risk Takers Stick it to the Taxpayers ~slabbed

BP Unified Command retreating from oil impacted coast, plans to regroup in N.O.

Spill press coverage barriers remain despite promises

MS gov. Babar pines for BP: "$20B escrow by BP might hurt, not help! Waaaah!"
We're only $19,999,980,000 away from our goal. Please buy a free $25 "bp cares" t-shirt -

Sea turtle update - track a Ridley from your computer
~Gulf Restoration Network

Re-Engineering Mississippi River Could Help Gulf

~Due to increased illness among clean up workers, BP has resorted to using giant cow-mannequins to be placed along the beaches to scare the oil away. It makes about as much sense as anything else.
~Photos by Ladderilla Reporter on the Ground Georgianne Neinaber.

~facingsouth Is "toxicant-induced loss of tolerance" (TILT) the illness affecting BP cleanup workers? #oilspill #fsouth

A real-time view of a surreal leak
~“The spill-cam has allowed the public and independent scientists access to the crime scene,’’ said Markey. “This is a real time video of BP’s real world disaster.’’

The Oil Drum

Far From Gulf, a Spill Scourge 5 Decades Old~Adam Nossiter
~Special Thanks~Constance Ash

TBC Brass Band Protests City’s Sudden Enforcement of Controversial Street Musicians Ordinance ~Gambit
~Louisiana Bicycle Festival


Ima Wizer said...

ok, got pics of Hayward and Allen and will try to come up with something.....

Jacque said...

Oil has not been confirmed to be leaking from the seabed. What you are seeing in that video is silt disturbed by the ROV. ROVs always kick up dirt like that when they approach the bottom.

Here's an example of methane bubbles coated in oil leaking from the seabed:

If there were a leak, you'd see something analogous to that.

And if sand in the gusher can erode metal, then a trickling leak in the soft seabed mud will worsen rapidly.

Even if BP tried to hide it, they wouldn't get away with it for long.

Unfortunately some of the ROV cameras are transmitted at a low, grainy resolution making it difficult to view at times. The Viking Poseidon's camera is one of them.

Love your blog!

Editilla said...

I saw your trickle, and raise you one sho'nuf Plume Eruction.
As well, this is getting confirmed by others as the information spreads: that the Well Will Collapse in a matter of time.
No more Top Kills. No more Containment Vessels.
That is the Big Problem.
I suggest you go camp out at Oil Drum

Cameron also is about to deploy hopefully with Cousteau.
Spread it as thin as you want and you will still have a blanket of epochal change.
I call it a Godzilla Moment.
When the BOP falls over, the hole will then be completely open.
Rockets won't stop it.
Buwwettes won't stop it.
We may have to use Nukear Forz!

I appreciate your input, but this one will be larger than Canada --literally!

Coastal Cowboy said...

Pardners does Stephanie Grace have any intelligent thoughts mosey through that jughaid of hers or is she just a glorifed cheerleader for them crooks called politicians?

Stuck on stupid don't begin to describe that filly!

Yippie Kia Yea and keep up the good work Editilla.