Sunday, 30 January 2011

A Review of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf

The numbers are staggering. I was blown away when I first started to research this subject.
The oil field was tapped into last September. Estimates say that it holds at least 3 billion barrels of, or six months' worth of U.S. consumption. The field is almost 6 miles beneath of ocean floor and that's on top of one mile of water.
The drilling rig cost $365 million and dug the deepest oil well ever. It is a floating marvel, the size of 2 football fields, hold a crew of 130 and cost more than a half million dollars a day to rent. Those kinds of numbers are just mind blowing to me. Today, this massive vessel is upside down one mile below the sea and 11 of the crew members have not been found and assumed to have perished. The latest estimate is that 3 millions gallons of crude have been released into the sea and it is bringing back memories if the Exxon Valdez disaster.
The oil is threatening the part of the Gulf that is some of the most profitable and productive for shrimping and fishing in the world. It provides a fourth of the seafood in the U.S. The oil spill has already affected several states and if not controlled soon it could affect more. It seems that the people of new Orleans have had enough. First Katrina a few years back and now this, I wonder how much more this city can handle.
One new thing that I have learned is that hair is being collected and used to help soak up the oil. Evidently after the Exxon spill a beautician discovered that hair could be used in the clean up. It's any and all kinds of hair, long hair, short hair curly hair, straight hair, people hair and animal hair. The hair is collected and stuffed into nylon stockings to soak up the oil. If you are interested in donating you can look up an organization called matter of trust.
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