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Watching the Spill

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Paul Pollets
Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
Is anyone watching the BP live cam of the oil leak and attempted repairs?



<a href="http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/globalbp_uk_english/homepage/STAGING/local_assets/bp_homepage/html/rov_stream.html">http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/globalbp_uk_english/homepage/STAGING/local_assets/bp_homepage/html/rov_stream.html</a>



The diamond cutoff saw on the ROV is stuck and they're trying to free the blade.

This disaster will affect all of us for a long time.  It's sad to see such suffering from the wildlife that's threatened to the economic holocaust that will result.  I wonder if BP has the resources to pay for the damage?  How does one put a price on the long term damage?

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  • EricAune
    EricAune Member Posts: 432
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    thanks for the link

    Its almost as if it were some kind of video game with the fate of environmental holocaust in the balance.  No high score here, just the lives of so many who have or stand to lose everything by the hands of those who chose to be left un-accountable.

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  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,628
    edited June 2010
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    This could have an effect on all of us

    DRILLING BAN COULD LEAD TO A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN US GAS PRODUCTION



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    BP SHARES SLUMP AS US ANNOUNCES A CRIMINAL PROBE

    The Obama administration will launch a criminal inquiry into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The news sent the oil giant's shares into a nosedive, with some experts saying that the company could collapse. [u][color=#0000ff]The Wall Street Journal[/color][/u] (6/2) , [u][color=#0000ff]The Guardian (London)[/color][/u] (6/2) Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.LinkedInRight-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.FacebookRight-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.TwitterRight-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.

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  • maine rick
    maine rick Member Posts: 107
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    spill

    i've been watching it at this site:http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream2&hpt=T2

    i was watching it till 1 am last night. they have 2 rov to pic from
  • Tom Blackwell_2
    Tom Blackwell_2 Member Posts: 126
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    Damages

    Let's not forget that BP is only on the hook for 75 million per the current regulation. Interesting to see where this goes.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,902
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    Somebody

    must think BP is too big to fail.



    No company should be considered "too big to fail".
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  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,557
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    Wish

    I wish there was something that told you what you were looking at. I assume right now I'm seeing the latest cap on it's way to the bottom. Just not sure.
  • The Steam Whisperer (Formerly Boilerpro)
    edited June 2010
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    75 mill just a drop in the bucket for BP

    I went to their financial report....BP made about 30 Billion a year IN PROFIT (before taxes) on average for the last 3 years.  BP makes 75 million in profits in only 22 hours, so fines, etc are meaningless to them.

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  • NRT_Rob
    NRT_Rob Member Posts: 1,013
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    that's domestic production

    but that's less than 5% of domestic usage.



    http://www.eia.doe.gov/dnav/ng/ng_cons_sum_dcu_nus_a.htm



    domestic production is currently nothing compared to what we use.
    Rob Brown
    Designer for Rockport Mechanical
    in beautiful Rockport Maine.
  • LarryC
    LarryC Member Posts: 331
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    Technical thread covering BP mess

    This thread is primarily about what to do to stop or significantly reduce the oil leak.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/uscgd8/4551846015/page29/

    The thread is long.  It has serveral Petroleum industry people who have added significant technical details.  Mark E showed up a couple of times with his heated glass.  Check out page 24, about 3/4 of the way down, for links to all 12 ROV video feeds. 



    Please read the last 15 pages before suggesting solutions.  Many ideas have been submitted without fully understanding the existing conditions and the materials in play. 
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