True Picture Of Gulf Oil Spill Reveal 80,000 Barrels A Day Inside of 5,000!!!
May 17, 2010 Leave a comment
Mainstream news are now reporting a massive environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico than previously perceived.
Researchers warned Sunday that miles-long underwater plumes of oil from the spill could poison and suffocate sea life across the food chain, with damage that could endure for a decade or more
“Researchers have found more underwater plumes of oil than they can count from the blown-out well, said Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia. She said careful measurements taken of one plume showed it stretching for 10 miles, with a 3-mile width.”
“The oil that can be seen from the surface is apparently just a fraction of the oil that has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico since April 20, according to an assessment the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology. Significant amounts of oil are spreading at various levels throughout the water column… Scientists looking at video of the leak, suggest that as many as 3.4 million gallons of oil could be leaking into the Gulf every day – 16 times more than the current 210,000-gallon-a-day estimate, according to the Times.”http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0…) (
“Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.
Scientists studying video of the gushing oil well have tentatively calculated that it could be flowing at a rate of 25,000 to 80,000 barrels of oil a day. The latter figure would be 3.4 million gallons a day. But the government, working from satellite images of the ocean surface, has calculated a flow rate of only 5,000 barrels a day.”http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/u…) (
Surprise, surprise! even the frequency of inspections on the DeepWater Horizon oilrig wasn’t consistent (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100516…).
Folks, this is no longer an oil spill but a massive gushing leak. Stemming from an explosive blown up rig, burning more than a day, spreading gallons of oil, miles along the ocean floor destroying marine life in its wake.
One wonders why ‘work(ing) from satellite images of the ocean surface’ of a deepwater oil well 5,000 feet (1,500 m) below the ocean surface? Then this ‘sneaky’ revelation. Soft impact news, maybe? Regardless this according to wikipedia could eclipse the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill and become the worst environmental disaster in US history.
‘Experts fear that due to factors such as petroleum toxicity and oxygen depletion, it will result in an environmental disaster whether it reaches Gulf coast or not, damaging the Gulf of Mexico fishing industry, tourism industry, and habitat of hundreds of bird species.’