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BP oil spill
Tue 13-Jul-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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I really do hate to be a downer, BUT, I just heard about a website that was put up to put the magnitude of the oil spill into perspective.

 

http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com/

 

It allows you to put in an location, and the site will impose a image over the location so you can have a better perspective of how truly big it is.

I was horrified.Cry

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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Just announced on the news that BP has capped the well and it seems to be holding, thank goodness.

Here's to a speedy cleanup.....

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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That really is good news, Michelle. Let's hope it takes properly and that there are no other nasty surprises in store. The alternatives that Mutley pointed out do not bear thinking about

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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Michelle from Oregon said:

I really do hate to be a downer, BUT, I just heard about a website that was put up to put the magnitude of the oil spill into perspective.

 

http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com/

 

It allows you to put in an location, and the site will impose a image over the location so you can have a better perspective of how truly big it is.

I was horrified.Cry


Well Michelle,  I hope the cap works this time.  I must be honest and say I had no idea how big it really was, but when I put it over Scotland,  I too was horrified.  

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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Danuta, in my case it centred the well over Wembley - no idea why - maybe my ISP's registered address is Wembley. It covered a vast swathe of southern England, including our corner of the world. Imagine trying to clean up a mess of that size. It simply is not possible. Angry

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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And just to add to the !! about the mess we can make of the world, have a look at this BBC article which compares the Deepwater Horizon spill with other spills:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8664684.stm

The numbers will have changed since May, but it's still food for thought.

Tue 13-Jul-10
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I think maybe it is bigger than all of those, Sheren. We do not have definitive data but 50,000 barrels per day seems to be a reasonably conservative guess.

1 tonne = 7.2 barrels

Approx 3 months since 20-Apr, say 90 days
@ say 50,000 barrels/day

= 50,000 x 90 / 7.2
= 625,000 tonnes, give or take

That BBC link from late May showed the previous known biggest one as Ixtoc 1 in 1979 at 476,000 tonnes

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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Danny, have you ever been to Wembley?

Parts of it could readily be the epicentre of a toxic flood....

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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Kate - only ever drove past it on London's N. Circular road. But from what I have heard . . I think you have summed it up perfectly. Eeek

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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Born and bred nearby....my parents came from Neasden. Gorgeous.

Well, in about 1900, it was.

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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KateUK said:

Danny, have you ever been to Wembley?

Parts of it could readily be the epicentre of a toxic flood....


 

Bit like Slough, then .......

According to John Betjeman:

Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death!

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Ooer - that last post decided to suddenly become tiny !!!!!

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Sun 18-Jul-10
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The cap is only temp only and it is only the small leak. monster  some intresting link too. I read between the lines, some is fear mongering and some is true.

Sun 18-Jul-10
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Mutley where've you been? We miss you when you're away so long!

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Yes, do keep up Mutters, old chap!  We can't have you just popping in any old time dontcha

know?  monster

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