The BP mess in the Gulf is finally sealed with cement, 2.5 miles beneath the sea floor. Five months of gushing and fixes are done. Now for the cleanup, the wildlife, the local economies and new and improved safety regulations for the future.
April 20th 2010 – the rig explodes… the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history is about to begin..
Key facts: 200 million gallons in the Gulf, 11 killed, $8 billion paid in damages, $20 billion in compensation fund. BP CEO sacked – criminal investigations pending.
The cards are on the table.
“I’m very much in favor of tax cuts but not with borrowed money and the problem that we have gotten into in recent years is spending programs with borrowed money, tax cuts with borrowed money. And at the end of the day that proves disastrous.“
As the pic from the spill-cam suggested, something happened here.
Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, leader of the Federal response to the BP oil disaster, announced this morning that an accident involving a robotic submarine at the site of the leaking well has dislodged the containment cap which had been capturing a significant portion of oil gushing from the well. As a result, Allen said, the oil is now flowing freely into the Gulf.
This should be fixed again “soon”, they hope.
Gulf spill June 22nd 2010 (wiki/full size here)
A few days might do little difference on the total amount filling the Gulf between April and August, but still. And the relief wells have some concerning odds about failure.
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The well has to turn dry. This could take years.