Monday, August 29, 2011

BP Only Capped The Bad Publicity

The sea floor is ruptured and the situation could get really critical.

Fresh oil slicks forming over Deepwater Horizon spill site

"Despite assurances from British oil company BP that no oil was present at the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf of Mexico, two Louisiana State University men have returned with video evidence of large blooms of crude oil swelling up to the water’s surface where the doomed oil rig once hovered.

Tests on the oil were inconclusive as far as linking it to the now-plugged oil well, but if it is from the Deepwater Horizon spill it could indicate the formation of fissures on the seabed, seeping oil into the ecosystem anew.

If so, that would mean the worst accidental release of oil in human history — a spill so bad, it took five months just to stop crude from flowing — isn’t quite over."

Match made between slick and Macondo oil

"A Louisiana university professor says oil brought in from a slick in the Gulf of Mexico “matches” that from the Macondo well that exploded in April 2010, killing 11 people and leading to the biggest-ever accidental offshore oil spill.

“They were a very, very close match,” said Edward Overton, professor emeritus in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Louisiana State University.

“If the composition in a sample and the spill are almost identical, we say that’s a match,” he said. “This is like looking across the room and picking out identical twins.”



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