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2. Response / Action

Failures and lies
1. BOP
2.Dispersant (4.30)
3.Dom (5.07)
4.siphons (5.16 - in 9 days)
5. top kill (5.26)
6. junk shot (5.26~)
6. top cap (6.04)

http://www.energy.gov/open/oilspilldata.htm

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A timeline of the unfortunate events

4.20 explosion of deepwater horizon. 11 people were missing, 17 people were injured.
42 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana, beneath about 5,000 feet of water and 13,000 feet under the seabed.
4.22 deepwater horizon sinked (more than 560 million value)  in 5000 ft of water and 8km oil slik forms.
4.24 Leak reported; oil is estimated to be leaking at the rate of 1,000 barrels a day.
4.25 the well's blowout preventer failed
4.26 . Roughly 15,000 gallons of dispersants and 21,000ft of containment boom are placed at the spill site.
4.28 The coast guard says the flow of oil is 5,000bpd (210,000 gallons/795,000 liters) , five times greater than first estimated, after a third leak is discovered.
4.28 BP's attempts to repair a hydraulic leak on the blowout preventer valve are unsuccessful
5.07 An attempt to place a containment dome over the spewing well fails
5.02 BP starts to drill a relief well alongside the failed well, a process that could take two to three months to complete.
5.19 first heavy oil from the spill hits fragile Louisiana marshlands. Part of the slick enters a powerful current that could carry it to the Florida Keys and beyond.
5.16 tube into the wellhead failed.
5.20 toxic dispersant deployed.
5.29 BP says the complex “top kill” maneuver, started three days earlier to plug the well, has failed. A "top kill" maneuver starts involving pumping heavy fluids and other material into the well shaft to stifle the flow, then sealing it with cement.
6.02 BP tries another capping strategy but has difficulty cutting off a leaking riser pipe
6.17 Hayward faces the wrath of U.S. lawmakers as he appears before a congressional hearing. He apologizes for the spill and says everything is being done to stop it. Members of Congress accuse BP of cutting corners for the sake of profit.
7.03  A supertanker converted into a “super skimmer” begins tests
7.12 BP installs a “capping stack,” which has a better seal than the last cap placed on the well and aims to stop oil from spewing out.

map :
http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/deepwater-disaster/index.ssf
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/01/us/20100501-oil-spill-tracker.html

Rahm Emanuel: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste





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Louisiana official blasts restrictions on media

Thursday, Jul. 08, 2010
The Associated Press


MYRTLE GROVE, La. -- An outspoken Louisiana official wants the Coast Guard to lift restrictions on news organizations covering the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Plaquemines (PLACK-uh-mihnz) Parish President Billy Nungesser told The Associated Press Thursday he's drafting a letter to the Coast Guard, BP and President Obama.

He opposes a recent rule keeping the public and media about 65 feet from containment boom and vessels participating in the cleanup.


Nungesser says the only way to maintain public confidence in the cleanup is to make it as transparent as possible.

Calls to BP and the Coast Guard were not immediately returned.

Officials have said the restrictions were created to protect boom from being vandalized or damaged


>> louisiana official blasts restrictions on media .
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oil spill >> fish industries collapsed >> lost jobs >> corporation caused the accident hire locals as oil cleaners >> Toxi chemicals for dispersant > > disease and side effects caused >>

Toxi chemicals for disperse;

To combat the massive slick, BP’s primary weapon is chemical oil dispersant. The company has already used an unprecedented amount of dispersant—over 840,000 gallons—and is poised to deploy more.

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Corexit, the dispersant BP is currently using, contains six chemicals. The exact recipe is a secret, according to Corexit’s manufacturer, Nalco, but it contains a surfactant and a solvent.

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Corexit may have caused seven cleanup workers to be admitted to the hospital with shortness of breath and nausea.....


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Chemicals found in dispersants include

  • 1,2-Propanediol
  • Ethanol, 2-butoxy-*
  • Butanedioic acid, 2-sulfo-, 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester, sodium salt (1:1)
  • Sorbitan, mono-(9Z)-9-octadecenoate
  • Sorbitan, mono-(9Z)-9-octadecenoate, poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) derivs
  • Sorbitan, tri-(9Z)-9-octadecenoate, poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) derivs
  • 2-Propanol, 1-(2-butoxy-1-methylethoxy)
  • Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated light
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http://emergency.cdc.gov/gulfoilspill2010/2010gulfoilspill/dispersants_coastal_residents.asp


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BP Hires Prison Labor to Clean Up Spill While Coastal Residents Struggle


"...........Hiring prison labor is more than a way for BP to save money while cleaning up the biggest oil spill in history. By tapping into the inmate workforce, the company and its subcontractors get workers who are not only cheap but easily silenced—and they get lucrative tax write-offs in the process............."


http://www.thenation.com/article/37828/bp-hires-prison-labor-clean-spill-while-coastal-residents-struggle?page=full

First Amendment suspended in the Gulf of Mexico as spill cover-up goes Orwellian

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NaturalNews and CNN are now reporting, the U.S. government has issued a new rule that would make it a felony crime for any journalist, reporter, blogger or photographer to approach any oil cleanup operation, equipment or vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone caught is subject to arrest, a $40,000 fine and prosecution for a federal felony crime.

CNN reporter Anderson Cooper says, “A new law passed today, and back by the force of law and the threat of fines and felony charges, … will prevent reporters and photographers from getting anywhere close to booms and oil-soaked wildlife just about any place we need to be. By now you’re probably familiar with cleanup crews stiff-arming the media, private security blocking cameras, ordinary workers clamming up, some not even saying who they’re working for because they’re afraid of losing their jobs.”

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This is about controlling your mind to make sure you don’t visually see the truth of what the oil industry has done to your oceans, your shorelines and your beaches. This is all about keeping you ignorant with a total media blackout of the real story of what’s happening in the Gulf.


http://morichesdaily.com/2010/07/amendment-suspended-gulf-mexico-spill-cover-up-orwellian/

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BP's Photoshopped Crisis Command Center Is Terrible On Every Level

BP's Photoshopped Crisis Command Center Is Terrible On Every LevelThis image was posted on BP's main website until yesterday. Look at all of those people working so hard to stem the oil disaster! Now look a little closer. Now be appalled that it's egregiously—and very poorly—photoshopped. UPDATED:

Americablog first caught the deception, which wasn't terribly hard to catch given what a sloppy job BP did. For the most part, it seems as though images of the current tragedy were cut and pasted on top of blank screens:

BP's Photoshopped Crisis Command Center Is Terrible On Every LevelYeesh. And just for fun, here's a whole slew of terrible 'shopping from the main photo:

And as if all that weren't bad enough, the file's metadata suggests the original shot was taken way back 2001:
BP's Photoshopped Crisis Command Center Is Terrible On Every LevelSo what happened here, exactly? According to the Washington Post:

Scott Dean, a spokesman for BP, said that there was nothing sinister in the photo alteration and provided the original unaltered version. He said that a photographer working for the company had inserted the three images in spots where the video screens were blank.

The idea that a "professional" could have done such a sloppy job is laughable on its face. And BP's posting of what they say is the undoctored photo does nothing to explain the metadata.

More to the point though: really, BP? You don't have an active enough crisis command center as it is? I know public relations are the most important thing you've got to worry about right now, but honestly this is pathetic.

UPDATE: BP has acknowledged that they manipulated the image and has posted the original here. [Americablog via Geekosystem]

Send an email to Brian Barrett, the author of this post, at bbarrett@gizmodo.com.



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