oil spill actually a leak, or “drainage”

image112 Maritime Monday 211Deepwater Horizon

So what happens if an active oil rig blows up and sinks? And the well-head isn’t capped off? It turns out oil continues to rise to the surface of the sea and feed a perpetual fire there. Yikes.

Deepwater Horizon story still unspooling. State of emergency declared in Louisiana, oil pool broadening uncontrolled, nearing coast. Not obvious what anyone can do right now…


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