I have been monitoring the lack of progress in the BP Gulf Oil Spill. I can't say that I was surprised when the oil leak turned out worse than initially reported. I won't be surprised when we are told again in the future that the leak is worse than is currently reported. Check that, Anderson Cooper on CNN says that BP is admitting the amount of crude oil spewing into the Gulf has increased from 5,000 bpd to 10,000 bpd. Check that again, Steve Wereley, a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, says the amount is closer to 20,000 to 100,000 bpd. BP said their failed siphon was getting 5,000 bpd. If a failed siphon is getting 5,000 then then the leak must be much more than that.
CNN is featuring a story about hundreds of containers of Oil Slick dispersant that is sitting unused in an industrial park in Houston TX. BP ordered Sea-Brat on May 4, 2010. John Sheffield, the president of Alabaster Corp. who makes Sea-Brat 4, says in a CNN interview, "it's ridiculous, you know. I think something is preventing us from getting our product in the water." While BP delays getting chemical dispersant in the water, the company is being delayed from producing more to treat the oil slick. Alabaster Corp. could be making 100,000 gal. of dispersant a day. The EPA says there is nothing from their end that is preventing BP from using the Sea-Brat 4 dispersant.
The New York Times says that the chemical dispersant Corexit 9500 BP is using is the most toxic to fish and shrimp of 12-18 EPA approved choices. Another Corexit product was used on the Exxon Valdez spill and made cleanup workers sick and some suffer kidney failure. Paul Quinlan of NYT interviews Bruce Gebhardt who manufacutures Dispersit says his product is twice as effective and 1/3 toxic to Corexit.
The Second Trumpet for the Roman Empire was the attack of the Vandals via the Mediterranean Sea from Carthage. Could it be that this sabataged oil platform and spill could represent the 2nd Trumpet spoken of by John in Revelation? The Gulf of Mexico could be seen as a 1/3 part of the Coast Line of the US. So when John says in Rev. 8-9 that a star falls into the ocean turning it to blood and destroying 1/3 the ships and 1/3 the sealife, could John have been shown the explosion of the oil platform? Could John have seen the oil spill forming. Could John have been shown the consequences of the oil spill as the oil consumes the oxygen in the water. And what about this toxic Corexit product being sprayed on oil slick. What is going to be the effects of using this product?
This BP Gulf oil spill could turn out to be the most terrible enviromental vandalism yet. Ocean Scientists are watching the effects the oil and dispersants are having on sensitive species. They are watching closely if this oil will get into the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current. And who knows what will happen when Hurricanes get into the Gulf this summer and churn things up. Migratory Birds, Fish, and Butterflies could be seriously affected.
CNN interview on unused chemical dispersant and interview with John Sheffield.
Live underwater video feed of the BP Gulf Oil Leak. Can anyone tell me why there are no submersibles down there actively trying to plug that leak?
NASA Satellite imagery of BP Gulf Oil Leak.
Anderson Cooper video revealing 10,000 bpd leak, gov. coverup, and delay in using Sea-Brat #4 it had availible 3 weeks ago. Core Exit is current toxic dispursant being used but there are 12 other less toxic availible.
New York Times article by PAUL QUINLAN says Toxic Chemical Dispersant Corexit 9500 is the least effective and most toxic disperant availible.
Eugene Chiang, a professor of astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley calculates the spill at 20,000 to 100,000 barrels per day