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Old 06-01-2010, 07:17 PM
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Default BP oil spill

wtf is going on, its been 6 weeks and they still havent gotten it shut off. now there trying to put a cap on the pipe....ya, like thats gunna work. whats your guys' input?
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:18 PM
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BP should pay for the entire clean up, and if they opt not to, seize all their assests and use the money to clean it up.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:20 PM
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BP should pay for the entire clean up, and if they opt not to, seize all their assests and use the money to clean it up.
ya forsure. it just amazes me that they havent even started the clean up, and its still spilling out!!! there talking criminal charges against them now
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Live feed:
http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_inte...ov_stream.html

They are cutting the riser where it is attached to the blow out preventer right now as we speak. Its basically a giant subsea band saw attached to the riser and its being operated by an ROV behind it. Video you're seeing is the feed from a second ROV watching the cutting job.

The theory is, once they have a clean cut, they can then attach a cap to the clean cut. In theory, this should work. However, given their failure rate up to now I can't say I'm all that enthusiastic about it working. In addition, by cutting off the mangled up riser, the oil will now flow unrestricted until the cap is in place which could increase the oil flow by over 20%. If the cap fails: Oceanic Chernobyl.


As for cleanup, this exceeded the capacity of our spill response equipment and personnel by the first week of the incident. Containment is virtually impossible. I just don't know what they can even begin to do about it. The things they're doing out there now, basically an exercise in futility.

The BOP should have sealed this thing off before the rig even sank. It had redundancy on top of redundancy. And all of them failed. W-T-F.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:31 PM
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glad i dont live in the gulf.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:32 PM
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ya ive been watching tht for a while now lol. and everyone they talk to is saying that cap is bs and its not going to work...
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:35 PM
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glad i dont live in the gulf.
Amazing thing is that its clearer than its ever been in most parts. The strands of line or cord that is keeping the oil out in the sea is actually keeping sea weed and other junk out. Its very clear and surprisingly clean for the moment.
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The cap idea will work if they an overcome some challenges. They have to place the cap using video cameras and ROV's which are slow, cumbersome, and difficult, in zero visibility in a plume of high pressure oil. The plan is good. It's the conditions that make it extremely challenging. I wouldn't be surprised if they can't do it, and the rate of discharge will jump even higher when that happens.

The other things they were doing were half-assed wastes of time. This is the only thing that is worth the time and effort being spent on it, and frankly there is nothing else that can be done until the relief wells are done. Frankly they should have started doing this last month.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:43 PM
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yeah this whole ordeal is bullshit... there are tar balls rolling up in front of my friend's beach house's. went down there this weekend and although its not very much its still there and its nasty
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:43 PM
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The cap idea will work if they an overcome some challenges. They have to place the cap using video cameras and ROV's which are slow, cumbersome, and difficult, in zero visibility in a plume of high pressure oil. The plan is good. It's the conditions that make it extremely challenging. I wouldn't be surprised if they can't do it, and the rate of discharge will jump even higher when that happens.

The other things they were doing were half-assed wastes of time. This is the only thing that is worth the time and effort being spent on it, and frankly there is nothing else that can be done until the relief wells are done. Frankly they should have started doing this last month.
ya thats what ive read, that everything esle they've done was just so it looked like they were trying to stop it. but in reality they were just buying time to think of something that could actually stop it
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yeah this whole ordeal is bullshit... there are tar balls rolling up in front of my friend's beach house's. went down there this weekend and although its not very much its still there and its nasty
damn thts crazy to actually have to live with it right by you
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They've always known this was the most likely to succeed. Hell, I looked at the pictures and said this a month ago when it started and I'm not a subsea exploration engineer. My basic hazmat training and common sense said "duh?" I just don't understand why they kept futzing around with those other ideas.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:52 PM
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They've always known this was the most likely to succeed. Hell, I looked at the pictures and said this a month ago when it started and I'm not a subsea exploration engineer. My basic hazmat training and common sense said "duh?" I just don't understand why they kept futzing around with those other ideas.
im just wondering how there going to clean it all up
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:55 PM
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So is it true that the equipment that failed had received citation after citation for the use of faulty equipment well before this happened and BP just kept paying the fines ?

And is New Orleans ever gonna get a break?
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We have gotten a few calls from them looking for equip. to ship to the coast... I heard they are already dealing with about 3 other dealers and who knows who else they are still talking to but from what I can tell they are trying to copy the Valdez, AK cleanup efforts...
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