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Oil Spill Response
Gulf Oil Spill
Check out the NYTimes media on the Deepwater Horizon accident. Track the Oil Spill
So there is a hole continuing to gush oil miles from the rig platform, where they had us focused on the cameras? What do you guys know about this?
Matt Simmons was on Bloomberg earlier, adding some additional perspective to his original appearance
on the station, in which he initially endorsed the nuclear option as
the only viable way to resolve the oil spill. Simmons refutes even the
latest oil spill estimate of 45,000-60,000 barrels per day, and in
quoting research by the Thomas Jefferson research vessel which was compiled late on Sunday, quantifies the leak at 120,000 bpd. What is scarier is that according to the Jefferson, the oil lake underneath the surface of the water could be covering up to 40% of the entire Gulf of Mexico.
Simmons also says that as the leak has no casing, a relief well will
not work, and the only possible resolution is, as he said previously,
to use a small nuclear explosion to convert the rock to glass. Simmons
concludes that as punishment for BP's arrogance and stupidity the
government "will take all their cash." Now if only our own
administration could tell us the truth about what is really happening
in the gulf...
And here talking about nuking the well: