Or if that doesn’t work they will simply keep constructing another drill nearby to be finished in August and continue on making profits. In the meantime Halliburton could have constructed another plug on their own but they have not been part of this recovery effort.
The CEO Tony Hayward has been viewed as untrustworthy by Americans, and his less than scant concern of the environmental impact his mistakes have had on the US shoreline. You do not hear him concerned about the fishing industry, sports, leisure, travel and other businesses depending on the stopping of this nightmare. His comment that his was a ” Little Leak in a Big Ocean” were less than warm and fuzzy towards the impact on millions of lives.
The flow of the oil leak estimates were wrong, the pipe burst in 3 locations and BP is more interested in sinking another drill into this pipeline as soon as possible. In fact this is their primary goal to plunge another drill down to the site to continue siphoning the oil.
It is almost plausible that BP would much rather drill another hole than to fix the old one that is leaking -they just can’t be bothered. All the talk about booms is for not since most of the booms BP has used are faulty and do not contain the oil. The Army has better equipment including booms that are at least 1 foot deep to catch the oil below the surface. In this leak much of the oil is deep in the ocean and floats to the top or is carried by the many layers of currents that are presently spreading the oil all over the Gulf.
Lessons learned in this disaster are that oil companies pay little attention to safety in order to save on costs. Oil companies also have a cavalier attitude on where they can drill and they give financial inducements to governments to continue their thirst greater profits.
Over 600,000 gallons of the dispersant chemical Corexit 9500 was used without thought about the chemicalization and toxic mixture of the oil and this chemical in the water. BP doesn’t even know the harmful effects of this chemical nor do they seem to care, inspite of the EPA’s objections they are continuing to use it.
The Top Kill procedure will be tried tomorrow May 23, 2010 as the damage continues this should be a good lesson to the US government that oil companies cannot be trusted or held to be competent enough to fix their own problems.
The oil continues to wash up in Louisiana marshlands and Alabama as well it is expected to reach Florida and Texas shores as the currents carry the oil to other southern states and up the east coast and the Atlantic Ocean. The disaster is being described as worse than Katrina because it is happening each day with no relief but with Katrina the water did disappear after the storm.
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