8. and it's all no big deal, supposedly...I call BS (also Reuters link)
a leak that causes such a cloud as to be visible from miles away is no small thing. Of course, it's "only" gas - except that it is another case of pumping huge quantities of methane (23 times worse than C02, greenhouse-gas-wise) into the atmosphere. A factor that was "neglected" in the GOM BP disaster as well. I for one don't think emissions at these levels are to be ignored or brushed aside.
We seem intent as a species to find out what the non-linear phase of global warming is gonna bring.
The way it's being (under)reported and how TOTAL says "all is OK, all personnel are evacuated" as if that's all there is to it.
Also "production from the well has been stopped" - but it's an adjacent reservoir that is probably leaking. All smells like PR damage control to me.