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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 08:51 AM
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49. Bill's saying that blow-up is a last resort
The media is over-dramatizing his remarks. Pressure for BP to blow up the well BEFORE the relief wells get done is premature. Bill knows that--he's trying to be reassuring--ie. confident that we are going to stop the thing one way or the other.

This is a pretty good BP video explaining the current situation with the relief wells--details the technicalities very clearly:

I am not pro-BP, but we have to give them a chance to do "bottom kill" at least. I believe they are doing it to give the best, most permanent kill. They DO want to shut down this thing, and they have from the beginning. But they were just not prepared for BOP failure. That's obvious. And all the other shortcuts are reprehensible. But at this point they DO want to shut this down as FAST as possible. BP technicians are believers in the relief well fix and know their best odds for any positives in this whole mess lie with these relief wells right now.

Bill's comments got distorted. It's in the media's interests to keep the story alive and the controversial blow-up scenario gets more attention than BP's slow progress on the wells. (BP's previous attempts to cap have not been reassuring, not to mention their cleanup and damage control the fact that they aren't trusted at this point is NO surprise).
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