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Post time 2010-5-9 23:38:07 |Display all floors

You put on a white face

Therefore, I have every reason to believe you ARE white. You have done nothing to project a different identity via your avatar or your posts. Just a bunch of baseless accusations from a dumb-looking ginger kid.

“Ginger Kids Are A Dangerous Problem...And We Must Get Rid Of Them Before Its Too Late, So if you think ginger kids aren't a big problem.......Think Again.” -- Eric Cartman

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Post time 2010-5-10 01:04:48 |Display all floors

May 1, 2010

May 4, 2010MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty ImagesTri-State Bird Rescue & Research staff hydrate a Northern Gannet bird that was covered in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon platform disaster off the coast of Louisiana, at their cleansing center in the town of Fort Jackson on May 1, 2010.
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Post time 2010-5-10 01:15:00 |Display all floors

Attempt to contain BP oil leak hit by major setback

The process, which has never been attempted at such depths before


Why does BP and the USA need oil this bad?



Attempt to contain BP oil leak hit by major setback
A complex and dangerous attempt at stemming the 220,000 gallon-a-day oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico hit major problems last night, forcing a halt to recovery operations one mile below the surface.

By Jacqui Goddard
Published: 10:33PM BST 08 May 2010

The oil rig Deepwater Horizon catches fire, Port of Venice, Gulf of Mexico Photo: REX
Ice-like crystals, formed as a result of gas mixing with water, clogged a 120-ton chamber that had been lowered onto the seabed and placed over the source of the leak in a delicate all-night manoeuvre.

The box was to have been hooked up to a 5,000ft pipe, allowing the gushing oil to be fed to barges on the surface and sparing America's southern coastline from an even greater environmental disaster.


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The process, which has never been attempted at such depths before, had been BP's best hope of sealing the spewing well, which has created a 130 mile-wide slick that now threatens four US states.

The company was last night considering whether to mount another attempt, mindful that if the operation fails altogether it could be at least another two months before it can bring the leak under control by alternative means. The news deal a new blow to communities struggling to defend their coastlines and wildlife against the advancing tide of oil.

Revealing the setback last night, BP's chief operating officer Doug Suttles said: "I wouldn't say it's failed yet. What I would say is what we attempted to do last night didn't work."

The leak began after a methane bubble forced its way up a drilling pipe that led from the seabed to the Deepwater Horizon rig, 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana, on April 20. Eleven workers were killed and 115 escaped in lifeboats as the rig erupted in a ball of flame.

Experts had warned that a build-up of frozen hydrates, known as ice-plugs, could cause problems for the recovery effort that got under way on Friday and that they may not be able to succeed.

"This is new technology, never done before at this depth," BP's executive vice president Bob Fryar explained at a briefing last Wednesday.

"The environment we're operating in is a mile below the surface – too deep for divers. At these depths pressure is immense, 2,300 pounds per square inch; it is very cold, about 43 degrees Fahrenheit; and it's a dark environment. Fluids can behave in ways that are complex and challenging."

Warmer surface water and methanol were to have been piped down to the box to keep ice plugs from forming. The box was last night lifted away from the site of the leak and moved to one side while crews consider other potential solutions.

A second attempt at positioning the box is likely within the coming days, but the consequences of failure are great. An alternative method to stop the leak – involving drilling into the ruptured well from a second rig – will take at least two months to complete, BP has said.

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Post time 2010-5-10 01:18:42 |Display all floors

Law suites that are initiated by Oil companies to stop "slander"?

Law suites that are initiated by Oil companies to stop "slander"?

Does this mean we might not have the ability to prevent destruction and return the natural environment to "living standards"?

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Post time 2010-5-10 01:27:05 |Display all floors
Originally posted by broken_heart at 2010-5-10 01:18
Law suites that are initiated by Oil companies to stop "slander"? Does this mean we might not have the ability to prevent destruction and return the natural environment to "living ...


When a disaster is not able to be covered up, and when a disaster is not going to be solved, the solution is to fight the war of blames. This is the key of democracy and irresponsible Western Christian culture. The politicians and CEO's do not really care about environment. The politicians and CEO's are not accountable for the well being of ordinary Americans. The elites use religion to shake out the last several coins of the middle class Americans. You are electing plans A and B of the same elite group. I am not against democracy. I am against socialism. But I feel a need to help inform the American public.

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Post time 2010-5-10 03:35:06 |Display all floors

Reply #57 timbatu's post

Well for you and the readers the CD staff hasn't released the telegragh story where BP states " spending 10million dollars per day on the clean up" whereas the US government is spending 2billion dollars per month for their war(s) in Iraq.

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Post time 2010-5-10 06:57:30 |Display all floors

Zionists

Let us not forget that BP is probably Zionist owned like most of the oily Oil industry.

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