BP incident may be top peacetime oil spill
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#1 Jul 1, 2010
USA Today really went out on a limb on this story.
#2 Jul 1, 2010
Alan Levin, USA Today article quote: "The largest previous peacetime spill also occurred in the Gulf in 1979 when the Ixtoc I well off Mexico blew out and leaked for nine months. An estimated 140 million gallons leaked from that disaster. Iraqi troops in 1991 caused the largest spill ever, dumping an estimated 460 million gallons off Kuwait."
Dr. Joseph S. Maresca, basilandspice.com art.quote: "Nick Pozzi, an engineer with Saudi Aramco in the Middle East cited an accident there in 1993 which generated a spill far larger than anything the United States has ever seen. An engineer who witnessed a crude spill in the Persian Gulf in 1993 says BP should use a fleet of empty supertankers to suck crude off the water's surface.
According to Pozzi, that mishap dumped nearly 800 million gallons of oil into the Persian Gulf, which would make it more than 70 times the size of the Exxon Valdez and the current Gulf spill. Remarkably, by employing a fleet of empty supertankers to suck crude off the water's surface, Pozzi's team was able to clean up the spill and salvage 85 percent of the oil concurrently."
Why do I "smell" controlled-media spin, deflection (regarding BP and federal government continuing INCOMPETENCE), mis-information and political propaganda when I examine the USA Today Gulf disaster article!???? Why would Iraqi troops intentionally ruin their own country?
What have BP and the U.S Federal seemingly done regarding the disaster over the last 70+ days? Is it the behavior of well-intentioned entities?
#3 Jul 3, 2010
OIL IS GOOD FOR BIRDS AND FISH!
3 July 2010 7:52 PM PDT (Reuters) In a stunning, just released case study, a group of Caribbean scientists have found that birds and fish exposed to crude oil and survive the experience become better adapted to oil spills through evolution.
"We are very excited about the preliminary findings," said Dr. Steven Coleman of the Petroleum Institute of Trinidad and Tobago, "This means that if oil spills continue, birds, fish and other wildlife will become adapted to it, possibly even utilizing crude oil as food. If such trends continue, it is theorized we could even see fish happily swimming around in pure crude oil within a decade."
There have already been observations of several pelicans, whose beaks hold more than their bellies can, greedily gobbling up delicious beach side tar balls and chasing the morsels with lighter crude, floating on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
"Crude oil is energy-packed and full of vitamins, minerals, and complex carbohydrates. In addition, crude oil is also very low in cholesterol, and quite tasty," a slurring Doctor Coleman added at the end of the interview, taking another swig from a bottle of rum.
#4 Jul 4, 2010
Wow that's awesome we clone pelican's by the million's teach them homing skills they feed on crude and fly to the nearest Bp plant.LOL
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