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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-19-10 09:13 AM
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14. We're Also Getting Water Testing...
I keep saying this disaster is "uncharted waters" and the impact will take years to measure. We still have no real idea of what's out there or what affect it will have on the long term health of the GOM.

One would think that if there's a large dome of methane or other dangerous gas that is forming, it can be detected and burned off far from shore...every day there are thousands (ugh) of rigs in the Gulf doing burning off methane and other gasses...so I think this fear is one that can be confronted.

The dispersants are another issue...just the fact BP has admitted this has never been used on such a wide scale set off the first red flags and it's important to keep the pressure up on pushing the government to get BP to end this destructive hail mary.
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  -Lake Kivu -(A Time Bomb or Source of Energy? )Is this the Gulf scenario? Are_grits_groceries  Jun-19-10 07:47 AM   #0 
  - I think you'll find that methane doesn't disolve in water.  dipsydoodle   Jun-19-10 08:02 AM   #1 
  - It's the possible release of  Are_grits_groceries   Jun-19-10 08:05 AM   #2 
     - When the methane reaches the surface  dipsydoodle   Jun-19-10 08:50 AM   #9 
        - That one burst of methane up the riser  Are_grits_groceries   Jun-19-10 08:56 AM   #10 
  - Two different situations  hobbit709   Jun-19-10 08:14 AM   #3 
  - It may not be so different.  Are_grits_groceries   Jun-19-10 08:21 AM   #4 
     - Look up the amount of methane hydrate in the Arctic  hobbit709   Jun-19-10 08:25 AM   #5 
        - I am talking about an area like the Gulf  Are_grits_groceries   Jun-19-10 08:35 AM   #6 
           - There's a lot of fresh air about there  dipsydoodle   Jun-19-10 09:12 AM   #13 
              - They are considering mining it in a lot of places around the world.  Are_grits_groceries   Jun-19-10 09:23 AM   #16 
  - The Misissippi Canyon sediments are known to be unstable...  Kip Humphrey   Jun-19-10 08:38 AM   #7 
  - I don't know either, but  Are_grits_groceries   Jun-19-10 08:43 AM   #8 
     - agreed... I too am worried.  Kip Humphrey   Jun-19-10 09:19 AM   #15 
  - Lake Kivu Sits On A Methane Dome...  KharmaTrain   Jun-19-10 08:57 AM   #11 
     - I've posted plenty about the dispersants.  Are_grits_groceries   Jun-19-10 09:05 AM   #12 
        - We're Also Getting Water Testing...  KharmaTrain   Jun-19-10 09:13 AM   #14 
           - I know that methane is released when drilling and through vents.  Are_grits_groceries   Jun-19-10 09:26 AM   #17 
 

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