Disaster unfolds slowly in the Gulf of Mexico - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Disaster se desdobra lentamente no Golfo do México -12 mai 2010
In the three weeks since the April 20th explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and the start of the subsequent massive (and ongoing) oil leak, many attempts have been made to contain and control the scale of the environmental disaster. Oil dispersants are being sprayed, containment booms erected, protective barriers built, controlled burns undertaken, and devices are being lowered to the sea floor to try and cap the leaks, with little success to date. While tracking the volume of the continued flow of oil is difficult, an estimated 5,000 barrels of oil (possibly much more) continues to pour into the gulf every day. While visible damage to shorelines has been minimal to date as the oil has spread slowly, the scene remains, in the words of President Obama, a "potentially unprecedented environmental disaster." (40 photos total)IfItWasMyHome.com - Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster
An interesting map overlay of the BP oil spill. click on the site and it will bring up a google map with the oil spill on top of where you live.
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RT @Plastiki RT @Jo_Royle The devastation really hits home in these pictures http://bit.ly/9U5h3L #Oil Spill
It's time to dismantle this entire fucking industry.
Oil reaches Louisiana shores Over one month after the initial explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, crude oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and oil slicks have slowly reached as far as 12 miles into Louisiana's marshes. According to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, more than 65 miles of Louisiana's shoreline has now been oiled. BP said it will be at least Wednesday before they will try using heavy mud and cement to plug the leak, a maneuver called a "top kill" that represents their best hope of stopping the oil after several failed attempts. Based on low estimates, at least 6 million gallons of crude have spewed into the Gulf so far - though some scientists have said they believe the spill already surpasses the 11 million-gallon 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska as the worst in U.S. history. (39 photos total)
RT @imcguy: Amazing pics from the oil spill http://bit.ly/bW47kG
BP should be shut down. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/05/oil_reaches_louisiana_shores.htmlLive video link from the ROV monitoring the damaged riser
With interesting comments.
"If this Gulf accident had happened in Nigeria, neither the government nor the company would have paid much attention," said the writer Ben Ikari, a member of the Ogoni people. "This kind of spill happens all the time in the delta."
The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decadesScenes from the Gulf of Mexico - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Despite apparent efforts to restrict journalists from accessing affected areas, stories, video and photographs continue to emerge. Collected here are recent photographs of oil-affected wildlife, people and shorelines around the Gulf of Mexico on this, the 51st day after the initial explosion.
Scenes from the Gulf of Mexico
Based on recently revised estimates, BP's ruptured oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico continues to leak 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day. The new figures suggest that an amount of oil equivalent to the Exxon Valdez disaster could still be flowing into the Gulf of Mexico every 8 to 10 days. Despite apparent efforts to restrict journalists from accessing affected areas, stories, video and photographs continue to emerge. Collected here are recent photographs of oil-affected wildlife, people and shorelines around the Gulf of Mexico on this, the 51st day after the initial explosion. (41 photos total)
More amazing pictures from The Big Picture — Scenes from the Gul of Mexico – http://bit.ly/cN7Hqq
Photos taken of the oil spill in the Gulf. The affects of the oil spill on the wildlife, water, and the people are shown in these pictures and explained in the captions.
More moving images of the oil spill disaster http://ow.ly/1YUqa #FuckYouBP #OilSpill