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…

Advertisements
Tags:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: