Oil Hits Current Bound for East Coast, Scientist Says (Update1)

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    May 17 (Bloomberg) -- Part of the oil slick from BP Plc’s leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico has entered the current that carries water toward the U.S. East Coast and Europe, according to satellite observations and computer models, a Florida scientist said.

    Florida will dispatch a survey vessel this week to determine how much oil from the leak is in the “Loop Current,” William Hogarth, dean of the University of South Florida College of Marine Science, said today in an interview. Robert Weisberg, an oceanographer at the St. Petersburg, Florida-based university, said May 4 oil entering the current could travel through the Florida Keys and into the Atlantic Ocean.

    “The oil, particularly some filaments of it, has gotten into the Loop Current on the surface,” Hogarth said. “We’ll take a better look with a vessel this week. We’ll try and learn the concentration.”

    Oil Hits Current Bound for East Coast, Scientist Says (Update1) - BusinessWeek

    and everyone simply waits for bp to solve the problem? there is no solution....the oil has not evaporated....oil is still in prince william sound....a much smaller spill.
     
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    Even though this happened on Obama's watch, Republicans made it such a central part of their campaign, that most people associate the oil spill with the Republican Party.

    Then you include the incompetency after Katrina, plus Iraq, Republicans will be known as the "Party of Disaster" for years.
     
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    That's the BEST POSSIBLE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

    Amen!

    The longer the oil is in the gulf, the more it is dispersed, the more oxygen it comes in contact with the less the threat becomes. The Ocean is digesting the oil and getting it into the Gulf stream only aids in that effort!!!!!

    AMEN!!!!
     
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    NOT anymore! My how things have changed!
     
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    I wouldn't say that there's no solution...just that the solution hasn't been implemented. It is already a catastrophe of monumental proportion. It has killed 11, shattered the lives of countless others and threatens to magnify its wrath on the eastern United States coasts. There will be repercussions of this event for decades, if not centuries.

    ...and you are quite right...the oil will not evaporate without a trace the way pure water does. As a matter of fact, neither does salt water. It evaporates and leaves the salt behind.



    This is but one example of reason for any sane member of this board to put you on IGNORE.

    You are quite right about the ocean cleaning itself. If the oil can be kept at sea, it will do far less long term damage to our environment (beaches and coral reefs).

    The number one goal is to stop the flow!
     
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    I don't understand why they just don't start vacuuming it up before it hits land. Put it all in an empty tanker and figure out what to do with the mess later.
     
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    To vacuum it up (from the surface) at the same rate it is spewing out would require hundreds if not thousands of floating vacuums.

    Essentially, what they are doing now is vacuuming at the source. They're capturing less than half (about 20% I heard) of the flow.
     
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    so if the ocean just is gonna eat this oil up and all that bullmal...why is there still oil in the prince william sound? and that was what percentage of this spill?

    anyone thinking this is just gonna go away or cure itself is dumber than dirt and a waste of fucking skin?

    do i need to clarify that for anyone?
     
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