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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:14 PM
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Experts fear another oil disaster
Source: AP

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- With everything Big Oil and the government have learned in the year since the Gulf of Mexico disaster, could it happen again? Absolutely, according to an Associated Press examination of the industry and interviews with experts on the perils of deep-sea drilling.

The government has given the OK for oil exploration in treacherously deep waters to resume, saying it is confident such drilling can be done safely. The industry has given similar assurances. But there are still serious questions in some quarters about whether the lessons of the BP oil spill have been applied.

The industry "is ill-prepared at the least," said Charles Perrow, a Yale University professor specializing in accidents involving high-risk technologies. "I have seen no evidence that they have marshaled containment efforts that are sufficient to deal with another major spill. I don't think they have found ways to change the corporate culture sufficiently to prevent future accidents."

He added: "There are so many opportunities for things to go wrong that major spills are unavoidable."

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GULF_OIL_SPIL...
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Marblehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:08 PM
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1. They should drill..
a relief well at the same time or not drill in deep water at all.
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Devil_Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:30 PM
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2. With everything Big Oil and the government have learned in the year since the Gulf of Mexico disaste
which is exactly ZERO.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:54 PM
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3. Fear it? Seems 1000% predictable -- !!!
Keep in mind that the military uses 80% of our fuel --

therefore OIL is a "national security issue" -- and will have full protection

of Obama/MIC --

No oil -- no war!!


hmmmm.....

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