Friday, April 30, 2010

Mongo only pawn in game of life...

...but I know when the railroad is about to roll over my town.

Gulf of Mexico oil spill 2010: The worst-case scenario

...hang on and let me try to pull my balls out of my stomach....6 million gallons a day?

Per Krewe of Truth:

Noted environmental attorney Stuart H. Smith of Smith Stag Law Firm, New Orleans, Louisiana is concerned about a catastrophic failure of the BP Deepwater Horizon wellhead and fluid control systems.

Mr. Smith released the following statement:

“In contacting and retaining experts due to my representation of commercial fisherman and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network relative to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, I believe there is a strong possibility of a total failure of the BP Deepwater Horizon fluid control system.

According to experts in the industry I have spoken to confidentially, the pipes from which the oil is currently leaking act as a choke on the oil flowing from the formation.

A catastrophic failure could easily result in the release of 60,000 to 100,000 barrels of oil per day. For example, the ThunderHorse Prospect developed around 2006 is yielding this type of volume of oil.

At that rate of release, there could easily be a significant threat not only to the environment but to public health for those downwind of the oil slick. Air discharges of components of oil, such as benzene a known human carcinogen, and other volatile organic compounds could be significant.

It is imperative that BP and the federal government immediately release to the public all information that they have as a result of modeling a worst case scenario. No one seems to be talking about the possibility of such a catastrophic failure and the effect on human health and the environment.

In the environmental arena, risk modeling is done day-in and day- out for every type of pollutant, whether going in the water, earth or air. Why is BP and the Environmental Protection Agency not releasing such information to the public? In light of the repeated increases in the estimates of the amount of oil being released, it clearly appears that additional failures of the pipe choke are occurring.”

Could somebody hold me?

Just let me lay my head in your lap and tell me a story about tangerine trees and marmalade skies....and that girl, the one with kaleidoscope eyes.

If I asked her, "why?"... she would answer quite slowly, "because the earth does not compromise."


Mojofearless said...

But Dambala... it was so hard to get back home. I don't want to have to leave again. Ever again. Please God don't make it all benzene-ey here like it was in Chalmette after Murphy dumped oil on the entire community because they were negligent about watering down their tanks. Please. We couldn't be there at my son's grandma's house for more than ten minutes at a time without our noses, eyes and throats burning. And that went on for months. Is it going to be like that here, in New Orleans? What then? Will it be liveable at all? If the oil starts gushing, will we have to leave?
This is a bad dream, right? Just like the superbowl was a good dream? No wait... that was real.
So is this.
Damn it.

Anonymous said...

One of the details that scared me was that the pipe currently "leaking" oil is deteriorating.

As oil gushes out of it, sand that is on or near the pipe is getting pushed around, too, and the T-P story that mentioned this deep in the middle of it said that it was like a sandblaster eating away at the pipe.

Dolphins are giving birth now, so out in the middle of this are little newborn dolphins.

I was worried that they were going to do this controlled burn without getting the sperm whales out of the way, but now the weather makes the burn impossible for now, and somehow that is even worse.

Is Louisiana the Hellmouth?

Editilla~New Orleans Ladder said...

Ahem, that same journalist followed up with this:
Add that to the SkyTruth data:
and we have one hell of an ass fire on our hands.
History becoming Her Story.
I'm tollin'ya...
That same journalist didn't axe that question either during the Press Conf Call this afternoon with the New Heads of this Incident.

I don't know how this will shake out for St Bernard. 2.1 Million gallons is 46,200,000 lbs of oil per day. I mean even half of that taking into wide spread. I mean, I mean....fuck.

Editilla~New Orleans Ladder said...

Oh and I forgot to mention Jeff Masters' Wunderblog today about the Loop Current and your friends in Cuba
For those science fiction fans of your's like me, this is an excellent method to terraform a planet.
Cheap, just pop a few holes in the crust and let the oil begin absorbing the sunlight.
Of course this will take a while, but most American Corporations think in those time scales.
Don't get me started...