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Old 06-26-2010, 05:23 AM   #1
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Default History Repeating Itself in the Gulf of Mexico?

<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25px; "><h1 class="title" style="padding-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: auto; line-height: 32px; font-size: 26px; clear: left; font-weight: bold; color: rgb(142, 97, 38); ">History Repeating Itself in the Gulf of Mexico?</h1><div class="tabs"><div class="node" style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 2em; margin-left: 0px; "><span class="submitted" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 0.8em; ">Submitted byKuncenon Sun, 30 May 2010 - 9:19am<span class="taxonomyinline" style="font-size: 0.8em; ">? Filed under:Breaking News,Politics &amp; Government,Science &amp; Technology<div class="content" style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; "><div class="zemanta-img-left" style="display: block; float: left; clear: left; padding-top: 0.5em; padding-right: 1em; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; ">
<p class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">Image bySkyTruth<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">via Flickr</p><p style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; ">After mesmerizing much of America and the rest of the world on Saturday, we're faced with the sobering reality now that BP'stop-kill approach has failed to stop the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">. The White House continues to alternate betweenpseudo-apologetic<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">and angry, with Obama saying that the failure is"as enraging as it is heartbreaking."<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; "></p><div class="zemanta-img-right" style="display: block; float: right; clear: right; padding-top: 0.5em; padding-right: 0em; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 1em; ">
<p class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">Image viaWikipedia<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; "></p><p style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; ">TheDeepwater Horizon<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">disaster is not actually the first major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, or even the largest. That honor belongs to theIxtoc I disaster<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">in 1979. The similarities are shocking and many: an explosion aboard an oil rig, a faulty blowout preventer, chemical dispersants, junk shots and top kills - and months of gushing oil. Rachel Maddox summarizesthese and other similarities in an excellent and highly recommended video<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">which suggests that history is repeating itself, and that drilling relief wells is the only proven solution.</p><div class="zemanta-img-left" style="display: block; float: left; clear: left; padding-top: 0.5em; padding-right: 1em; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; ">
<p class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">Image viaWikipedia<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; "></p><p style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; ">The "junk shot" method which BP attempted earlier to stop the Deepwater Horizon spill also bears more than a passing resemblance toa method used by PT Lapindo to try to stop the mud volcano in Sidoarjo<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">, East Java in 2007. The cause of theLapindo mud flow<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">is still a topic of contention, but the generally accepted reason is that drilling mistakes caused a mud volcano to erupt. Concrete balls dropped into the crater failed to stop the flow of mud. Three years later,"new spouts are opening up"<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">andmud continues to gush at up to 100,000 cubic meters per day<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">, andcould continue for 30 years<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">.</p><p style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; ">Is this what we have to look forward to in the Gulf of Mexico? Will our attempts to 'plug the hole' simply cause new leaks to spring up elsewhere? Is the discovery of up to 3 new oil plumes (first twohere<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">, the latest onehere<span class="ext" style="background-image: url(http://talkingskull.com/sites/all/mo...nk/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; ">) simply the beginning of multiple leaks all over the sea floor?</p><p style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; ">Is there any solution that might actually work? Relief wells are still months away from completion.</p>
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