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« on: May 30, 2010, 12:59:54 AM »

IT'S REALLY GETTING WORSE !!
TOP KILL FAILED, AND IT COULD MEAN THE END OF NORMAL LIVING FOR A LONG LONG TIME !!!
 
By BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press Writer Ben Nuckols, Associated Press Writer 46 mins ago
ROBERT, La. The most ambitious bid yet to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history ended in failure Saturday after BP was unable to overwhelm the gusher of crude with heavy fluids and junk. President Obama called the setback "as enraging as it is heartbreaking."

The oil giant immediately began readying its next attempted fix, using robot submarines to cut the pipe that's gushing the oil into the Gulf of Mexico and cap it with funnel-like device, but the only guaranteed solution remains more than two months away.

The company determined the "top kill" had failed after it spent three days pumping heavy drilling mud into the crippled well 5,000 feet underwater. It's the latest in a series of failures to stop the crude that's fouling marshland and beaches, as estimates of how much oil is leaking grow more dire.

The spill is the worst in U.S. history exceeding even the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster and has dumped between 18 million and 40 million gallons into the Gulf, according to government estimates.

"This scares everybody, the fact that we can't make this well stop flowing, the fact that we haven't succeeded so far," BP PLC Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said Saturday. "Many of the things we're trying have been done on the surface before, but have never been tried at 5,000 feet."

Frustration has grown as drifting oil closes beaches and washes up in sensitive marshland. The damage is underscored by images of pelicans and their eggs coated in oil. Below the surface, oyster beds and shrimp nurseries face certain death. Fishermen complain there's no end in sight to the catastrophe that's keeping their boats idle.

News that the top kill fell short drew a sharply worded response from President Barack Obama, a day after he visited the Gulf Coast to see the damage firsthand.

"It is as enraging as it is heartbreaking, and we will not relent until this leak is contained, until the waters and shores are cleaned up, and until the people unjustly victimized by this manmade disaster are made whole," Obama said Saturday.

In the days after the spill, BP was unable to use robot submarines to close valves on the massive blowout preventer atop the damaged well, then two weeks later ice-like crystals clogged a 100-ton box the company tried placing over the leak. Earlier this week, engineers removed a mile-long siphon tube after it sucked up a disappointing 900,000 gallons of oil from the gusher.

In the latest try, BP engineers pumped more than 1.2 million gallons of heavy drilling mud into the well and also shot in assorted junk, including metal pieces and rubber balls.

The hope was that the mud force-fed into the well would overwhelm the upward flow of oil and natural gas. But Suttles said most of the mud escaped out of the damaged pipe that's leaking the oil, called a riser.

Suttles said BP is already preparing for the next attempt to stop the leak that began after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in April, killing 11 people.

The company plans to use robot submarines to cut off the damaged riser, and then try to cap it with a containment valve. The effort is expected to take between four and seven days.

"We're confident the job will work but obviously we can't guarantee success," Suttles said of the new plan, declining to handicap the likelihood it will work.

He said that cutting off the damaged riser isn't expected to cause the flow rate of leaking oil to increase significantly.

The permanent solution to the leak, a relief well currently being drilled, won't be ready until August, BP says.

Experts have said that a bend in the damaged riser likely was restricting the flow of oil somewhat, so slicing it off and installing a new containment valve is risky.

"If they can't get that valve on, things will get much worse," said Philip W. Johnson, an engineering professor at the University of Alabama.

Johnson said he thinks BP can succeed with the valve, but added: "It's a scary proposition."

Word that the top-kill had failed hit hard in fishing communities along Louisiana's coast.

"Everybody's starting to realize this summer's lost. And our whole lifestyle might be lost," said Michael Ballay, the 59-year-old manager of the Cypress Cove Marina in Venice, La., near where oil first made landfall in large quantities almost two weeks ago.

Johnny Nunez, owner of Fishing Magician Charters in Shell Beach, La., said the spill is hurting his business during what's normally the best time of year and there's no end in sight.

"If fishing's bad for five years, I'll be 60 years old. I'll be done for," he said after watching BP's televised announcement.

The top official in coastal Plaquemines Parish said news of the top kill failure brought tears to his eyes.

"They are going to destroy south Louisiana. We are dying a slow death here," said Billy Nungesser, the parish president. "We don't have time to wait while they try solutions. Hurricane season starts on Tuesday."
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 04:17:55 AM »

Truth is---

GOD HELP US ALL.

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010, 04:49:21 AM »

scary
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 06:38:50 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010, 07:02:33 AM »

NOW THEY ARE HOPEING BY AUGUST? YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010, 07:19:51 AM »

end of days?
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2010, 07:21:00 AM »

end of days?
WE MAY NOT BE ON THE BEACHES OF FLORIDA FOR 10 YEARS
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2010, 07:25:28 AM »

THIS IS VERY SAD. IT WILL COST TAXPAYERS BILLIONS.THEY DRILL FOR OIL SO THEY CAN GOUGE AT THE PUMP AND NOW WE WILL ALSO PAY FOR CLEAN-UP SOMEWAY SOMEHOW!!!!!MAYBE WITH OUR LIVES!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2010, 07:30:45 AM »

THIS IS VERY SAD. IT WILL COST TAXPAYERS BILLIONS.THEY DRILL FOR OIL SO THEY CAN GOUGE AT THE PUMP AND NOW WE WILL ALSO PAY FOR CLEAN-UP SOMEWAY SOMEHOW!!!!!MAYBE WITH OUR LIVES!!!!
DID YOU SEE THE FAKE CLEAN UP CREW ON THE BEACHES WHEN OBOMA WAS THERE FRIDAY .400 GOOFS STANDING AROUND IN RAIN COATS DOING NOTHING
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2010, 08:01:13 AM »



12/21/2012  Cry
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2010, 08:03:45 AM »

Truth is---

GOD HELP US ALL.

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I couldn't have said it better. This is almost surreal, Armageddonish.
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2010, 08:37:09 AM »

there is no date for the end of days. But....many many of the signs are in place.
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2010, 08:46:40 AM »

Its simple blow the damn thing up and thats the end of it. But their not going to do that it would cost to much. And our pathetic prez sits on his hands because hes no more than a figure head .Meanwhile its destroying the wetlands and wild life. What a wonderful country we live in. MONEY AND POWER RULE ALL.
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2010, 08:53:17 AM »

Its simple blow the damn thing up and thats the end of it. But their not going to do that it would cost to much. And our pathetic prez sits on his hands because hes no more than a figure head .Meanwhile its destroying the wetlands and wild life. What a wonderful country we live in. MONEY AND POWER RULE ALL.
YOU SHOULD GET A JOB WITH ENVIRONMENTALISTS. I AM SURE THEY WOULD HIRE YOU WITH ALL YOUR BRIGHT IDEAS.YOU WOULD MOVE UP FAST AND BE HEAD OF THAT ORGANIZATION IN NO TIME!!!!LOL      NOT!!!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2010, 09:03:00 AM »

Its simple blow the damn thing up and thats the end of it. But their not going to do that it would cost to much. And our pathetic prez sits on his hands because hes no more than a figure head .Meanwhile its destroying the wetlands and wild life. What a wonderful country we live in. MONEY AND POWER RULE ALL.

Oh yeah, it's real simple. Some of the best engineering minds in the world attempting to fix this problem and the answer to our prayers is posted on a harness racing message board by a nitwit. We should have checked with you weeks ago, could have saved the day.
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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2010, 09:10:05 AM »

I dont claim to know even the remotest thing about it. I watch all the tv drama just as you do. I saw this option on one of the shows and the gentleman said this would more than likely solve the problem but it was a last resort for the BP. 
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2010, 09:27:09 AM »

HuhHuh?  Very early on I heard on some news show that all of the European oil rigs have some type of shut off built in which can be used from an offsite faciltiy to actually turn off or shut it off...Is anyone aware of such a thing or did I mishear ? 
As to this catastrophe, did anyone see the 60 min piece on the proximate cause of this ? 
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2010, 09:35:02 AM »

You are correct sir i heard the same thing. The precautionary measures should have been in force in this case but it was saving bp money not to do it. And after all obviously they have no one to answer to.
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« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2010, 10:25:20 AM »

You are correct sir i heard the same thing. The precautionary measures should have been in force in this case but it was saving bp money not to do it. And after all obviously they have no one to answer to.
GOOD POST    BP I BELIEVE IS WORTH ABOUT 200 BILLION     I WONDER HOW MUCH OF THAT$$$$IS LIABLE???
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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2010, 10:32:56 AM »

GOOD POST    BP I BELIEVE IS WORTH ABOUT 200 BILLION     I WONDER HOW MUCH OF THAT$$$$IS LIABLE???
I WONDER IF THEY ADMIT TO BEING WORTH 200 BILLION ,WHAT THEY ARE REALLY WORTH.THEY WILL BE HIDING MONEY EVERYWHERE NOW.AND THEN CLAIM BROKE.AND LEAVE US WITH THE MESS. THEN COME BACK UNDER ANOTHER NAME .BEARD OIL COMPANY!!!!
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« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2010, 10:36:13 AM »

THATS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS GONNA TYPE BUT DID I NOT WANT TO TYPE ALL THOSE WORDS AT THAT MOMENT!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2010, 10:44:48 AM »

THATS EXACTLY WHAT IS WAS GONNA TYPE BUT DID I NOT WANT TO TYPE ALL THOSE WORDS AT THAT MOMENT!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2010, 10:45:50 AM »

I think they should try duct tape
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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2010, 10:47:16 AM »

I think they should try duct tape
I WOULD LIKE TO STICK LOU PENNA IN THE HOLE.
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« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2010, 11:37:29 AM »

well....if they can fix the space shuttle in outer space with duct tape....surely it would be easy enough to cover a little hole in the ground right? Then our good president can bail the company out
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