BP spill: Scientists scramble to find out where the oil went
Researchers set off in search of data on oil discharged in Gulf of Mexico, and a slice of the $500m fund pledged by BP
Tuesday 28 September 2010 15.34 BST
On his return voyage he is encountering a void. "If that oil and gas had been consumed by bacteria you would expect to see more oxygen depletion than what we have seen," he said.
"Was it just a fluke that we found it, or is there an oil carpet on the ground?"
So where is the oil? It's been two months since any new crude from BP's well entered the Gulf. Independent estimates suggest 4.4m barrels of oil spewed out into the Gulf of Mexico, but there is no scientific agreement on its fate. "You could say it's a mystery," said Amon.
Did the oil sink to the bottom? A University of Georgia research expedition earlier this month discovered a thick coating of oil on the sea floor, 16 nautical miles from the BP well-head.
Six Months Later, an Oil Disaster Spreads Across the Gulf Posted: October 20, 2010 08:52 AM
For six months, I have lived and worked near ground zero of the worst oil disaster in US history. I've traveled on boats hunting thick, reddish peanut butter-colored crude that slowly washed towards the coastal marshes of southern Louisiana. I watched tough, resourceful people of the bayou weep at the sight of the oily tide invading precious fishing grounds.
Photo by PJ Hahn/Plaquemines Parish in Barataria Bay, October, 2010.
Coast Guard says substance found floating in Gulf is algae, not oil Published: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 7:22 PM
A Coast Guard official said Saturday the orange substance floating in miles-wide areas of West Bay on the Mississippi River delta appears to be algae, not oil as reported Saturday morning by The Times-Picayune.
Lt. Cmdr. Chris O'Neil said a Coast Guard pollution investigator has collected samples near the mouth of Tiger Pass and, while those samples need to be tested in a lab, "based on his observation and what he sees in the sample jars, he believes that to be an algal bloom."
Last August large red algae blooms were confirmed on the Mississippi River delta as well as in Breton and Chandeleur sounds.
LSU researchers said such large blooms are not unusual along the Louisiana coast from spring through fall if the nutrient-rich water flowing into the Gulf from the Mississippi River becomes warm enough.
However, boat captains working in the BP oil spill response team who first reported the sightings as oil said Saturday they were not convinced by the Coast Guard's initial assessment.
"I've never seen algae that looked orange, that was sticky, smelled like oil and that stuck to the boat and had to be cleaned off with solvent," said one captain, who like the others wished to remain anonymous for fear of losing their BP contracts. "I'll wait for the lab reports. In fact, we're also sending some samples off."
* Workers had "an exception degree of fear" and worried about dying at BP's texas oil refinery, and BP's own plant manager pleaded for safety measures to be implemented. Headquarters said no.
* BP's giant Alaska facility was only designed to last until 1987, and then was supposed to be torn down. But instead, according to one of BP's Alaska workers: "They're going to run everything to failure".
* BP's philosophy is: "How many lives can we afford to lose before we have to deal with this?" ......
Are the beaches of America's Gulf Coast really 'open for business' after the BP oil spill? An intensive investigation uncovers a series of cover-ups in place of a long-term fix.
As the oil spillage on Florida beaches is merely covered with sand, jellyfish stained in oil wash ashore and fishermen experience numerous health problems. With Dr Riki Ott comparing these to "problems suffered by workers on the Exxon Valdez disaster", it appears that Obama's assertion that the disastrous BP oil spill fiasco has been resolved is far from the truth. Will the situation ever be rectified and most importantly, what are BP and the US authorities going to do?
Throat burned, rash, started throwing up brownish probably blood, headaches. BP'S VESSELS OF OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM. High blood pressure, cramps, diarrhea, no respirators allowed, card required to have cameras, very strict, media pass from BP, sign waivers to sell shrimp, no testing for sicknesses, Governor.
BP Clean Up Supervisor tells me that they are picking up tons of oil daily despite not being allowed to dig below 6 inches in the Fort Pickens Park...
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E-mails show struggle to guess size of Gulf spill Thu Nov 25, 7:08 am ET
The panel also previously criticized statements by President Barack Obama's energy adviser, Carol Browner, who mischaracterized on national TV the government's analysis about where the oil went, saying it showed most of the oil was "gone." In a new study published Tuesday, the government itself acknowledged that its oil calculations were never intended to "provide information about the impact of the oil, nor indicate where the oil is now."
"If you look at the camera, you can see the brown coloration," Joye told Harris. The "brown stuff," Harris said, covers coral fans "like pine trees along a dusty road." The oil also hangs over formations of frozen natural gas -- deposits that usually harbor the worms that bottom-dwelling crabs eat.
"The crabs don't look healthy," Joye said. "See all the dark spots and lesion-looking things? That's not normal."
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