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Oil Spill – Washington Post raises questions

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Thetruthergirls create some good investigative reports, whether it’s 9-11 or the NY madison bomber.


The following quotes are from the Washington Post article:


“A target of the investigation, according to Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who chairs the House energy subcommittee and met with oil company officials last week, is the final cementing job on the well. Four employees of Halliburton — founded by Erle Halliburton in 1924 as the Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Company — were on Deepwater Horizon. They had overseen the main task of cementing the well just 20 hours before the blowout.


A petroleum engineer whose name is not public, but who called the Mark Levin radio show in New York and is now represented by New Orleans attorney Scott Bickford, has given an account of what happened in the final moments before the blowout, according to a report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He said that the heavy drilling mud was pulled from the well and replaced with lighter sea water before the second cement plug was put in place. According to Bickford, this lowered the resistance to the natural pressure of the well, and a bubble of gas surged upward.


Whatever happened with the cement, the mud and the plugs, there was supposed to be a fail-safe mechanism: the blowout preventer. This massive apparatus has multiple valves that can close the well, plus a pair of blind-shear rams that can slice right through the pipe in an emergency.
Survivors say they hit the red button on the rig to activate the system. The device also has a “dead man’s” switch that should have worked when the well erupted even if there was no manual signal from above.


Deffeyes, the Princeton professor, said, “Here we have the statistically unlikely case of both systems failing.” The blowout is one failure, the blowout preventer’s malfunction is the second, and there may even be a third failure, he said — for example, if the steel casing was improperly attached to the blowout preventer.”


Mr. Obama said SWAT teams were being dispatched to the Gulf to investigate oil rigs and said his administration is now working to determine the cause of the disaster.

Read more here: http://thetruthergirls.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/oil-spill-links-and-notes-from-ttg-show-may-10/




Oil leak is 5 times greater than reported by officials

The amount of oil gushing from BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster is five times more than what the oil company and the U.S. Coast Guard are currently estimating, said a Florida State University oceanography professor on Saturday.

More here: http://www.pnj.com/article/20100510/NEWS01/5100314

Written by morris

May 11, 2010 at 2:20 am

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  1. Thanks. 🙂 i just posted something I found on youtube: possibly this was caused by North Korea and they are thinking of using a thermonuclear weapon to stop the oil flow. Total insanity!


    May 11, 2010 at 4:42 am

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