Worst case scenario - oil spill

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    This is truly frightening. If this much oil spills out daily in the next three months (the time BP estimates it will take to cap the well), wouldn't the entire Gulf of Mexico and beyond end up covered with an oil slick?

    Oil spill feared could become unchecked gusher, Governor Crist declares state of emergency
     
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    OMg. we're all DOOMED.
     
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    Well BP might be doomed. If this oil goes everywhere in the Gulf several other countries will be involved and they will all want a piece of BP.

    It was a real laugh riot when it happened up in Alaska where no one of any consequence did any sunbathing.

    This thing will change everything for drilling. From here on out it will be safe or it won't be allowed.

    If I owned BP stock I would have already sold everything.. this thing is gonna hit so hard it will leave a crater on the trading room floor.
     
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    Does anyone know...how big exactly would an oil slick become at that level of output?
     
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    Well.. at least Obama has the SWAT team working on it and made all those preparations to control it..
     
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    whew, now I can sleep at night.:lol:
     
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    It's already well over a million gallons. If it takes 3 months to cap it as suggested..10-20 million gallons. Within six months every beach in every country in the Gulf will be slicker than Clinton. Here is an interesting possibility...BP goes bankrupt and the shit rolls uphill to whomever granted the oil lease. Ultimately these FREE leases might come back to bite us in the ass.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking about that, too. I can't see BP surviving this and I just read they are self-insured ... in other words, they have to pay the cost of clean up out of their own pockets.

    Not that it will matter much to me if the Florida coast is trashed.

    Just what the economy needs. Another fucking huge government bailout.
     
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    Obama's Lawyers will fix everything Ravi. Only a week late out of the gate. No problem. ;););)
     
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    DATE: April 30, 2010 18:37:09 CST
    Principal level meeting on oil spill response
    "At the request of the President, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security John Brennan, held a principals-level meeting today which lasted for more than an hour to discuss the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and ensure that the resources of the federal government are fully integrated in the response to the incident. The following senior officials participated: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Rear Admiral Mary Landry, Deputy Secretary of Interior David Hayes NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco and Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Carol Browner."

    Principal level meeting on oil spill response

    http://www.piersystem.com/go/doc/2931/535371/
     
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