Still Spillin'

>> Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More than one month after the oil rig at the coast of Louisiana caught on fire and blew up spilling immeasurable quantities of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Yet despite the efforts trying to contain the oil and block up the spillage, 5,000 barrels of oil is still coming out of the broken pipes everyday. Seventy miles of the Louisiana coast has been hit by the oil and the area is still expanding. The fact of the matter is that nobody knows how to effectively block the leak. Even though British Petroleum seems to be taking responsibility to pay for the clean up as well as the lives that are affected by the leak, at this rate I'm not too sure if they can afford continue paying for cleaning the expanded areas and its people affected by it.

Even with the full cooperation of the government, no one has a solution and all BP is concerned about seems to be press control. The following is the footage in which the coast guards seems to be working for BP, threatening arrest of journalists because BP wouldn't let them film the polluted beach.

While the right still yells "Drill, Baby, Drill" they are still putting the blame of the inability to stop the oil spill on the shoulder of the Obama administration.

The company's plan to stop the leak involves pumping heavy "kill mud" at 40 barrels a minute into openings in the blowout preventer, a mechanism that surrounds the drill pipe. If the influx of mud does not clog the drill pipe, a BP spokesman said, the company could still use a "junk shot" later -- pumping larger debris such as golf balls and pieces of tire into the mechanism. “We rate the probability of success between 60 percent and 70 percent,” he said. “Beyond that, there is a third and fourth and fifth option around both containment and elimination.”

And for the environmental effects:

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