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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:00 PM

Oil may be seeping from Deepwater Horizon site

Source: CBS News

CBS News has learned that BP is set to embark Thursday on the fifth day of a little-known subsea mission under Coast Guard supervision to look for any new oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The BP oil rig exploded in 2010, killing 11 workers and sending more than 7 million gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for three months before it was capped.

In September, a new oil sheen was spotted about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. Tests confirmed the oil came from the infamous Macondo well underneath the Deepwater Horizon. BP's underwater vehicle observed oil seeping from the well's containment dome and, after a remote operation, declared the leaks plugged on October 23. The company and the Coast Guard said it wasn't feasible to clean up the slick, and that it didn't pose a risk to the shoreline.

But more oil continues to surface. Slicks and sheens of varying sizes and shapes have been documented by satellite photos, as well as aerial video recorded by the non-profit environmental group "On Wings of Care." It's suspected that an unknown amount of oil trapped in the containment dome, and in the wreckage and equipment from 2010, could be seeping out.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57558916/oil-may-be-seeping-from-deepwater-horizon-site/

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Reply Oil may be seeping from Deepwater Horizon site (Original post)
IDemo Dec 2012 OP
blackspade Dec 2012 #1
IDemo Dec 2012 #2
benld74 Dec 2012 #3
XemaSab Dec 2012 #11
eringer Dec 2012 #14
marions ghost Dec 2012 #4
midnight Dec 2012 #5
Hydra Dec 2012 #6
riverbendviewgal Dec 2012 #7
ChillZilla Dec 2012 #8
davidpdx Dec 2012 #9
locks Dec 2012 #10
Scuba Dec 2012 #12
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #13

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:32 PM

1. What!? Really?

No one could have seen that coming....



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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:04 PM

3. New BP theme song,,

I look at you all see the OIL there that's sleeping
While my containment done gently leaks
I look at the dome and I see it is weeping,,,,


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Response to benld74 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:21 AM

11. "While my-y DOME gently...

SEEEEEEEPS."

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Response to benld74 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:46 PM

14. Here is an instrumental version you can use when you are singing the lyrics

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:05 PM

4. BP controls the info

Markey says BP is now repeating its stonewalling behavior of two years ago. For more than two months, Markey and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., have been asking BP for underwater video and information such as the size of the slicks and how much oil could be trapped, but BP has said it will not provide the information due to pending investigations and litigation.

Ridiculous that a company does not have any obligation to provide their inspection info to congress.

Must be bad down there--they won't show us....

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:08 PM

5. K&R

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:24 PM

6. This is never going to end

They probably killed the Gulf for 50 years, and all they can think to do is cover their asses.

Gotta love capitalist (lack of) ethos.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:34 PM

7. The CEO should have been jailed

It is the only way they learn.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:38 PM

8. Sounds like they need to re-drill and start producing this reservoir

 

best way to bring the pressure down, and profits up.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:37 PM

9. Crap the catastrophe continues

I have to wonder if there is pressure building behind where they capped the well and it will just one day burst open like a geiser.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:12 AM

10. our friend BP

When I opened the cbs page a BP ad telling about the wonders BP has done for the Gulf popped up and I couldn't close it. Just like the sickening ads every half hour on TV

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:34 AM

12. A horrendous crime against humanity. The guilty should be jailed. The assets should be confiscated..

... The entire value of BP is insufficient to fully compensate our People for the destruction wrought upon them in the name of profits.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:40 PM

13. And now they want to drill in the Arctic!

How would they ever stop a leak there under those conditions. This idea make me sick!

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