Tuesday, July 20, 2010

BP's rupture has shattered bedrock up to 2 miles away

SHOOT: This really is an unprecedented disaster. In short, that explosion has fucked up the seabed. Those initial suggestions to nuke the site in order to fuse the rock now seem less outlandish. I agree, get BP out of there and hand the site over to the military, and bill BP.
clipped from www.msnbc.msn.com

WASHINGTON — A White House spokesman says BP's ruptured oil well is leaking at the top, along with seepage about two miles away.

Robert Gibbs also says officials are monitoring bubbles that can be seen on an underwater camera.

Leaks could mean the cap on the well has to be opened to prevent oil and gas from escaping elsewhere.

The mechanical cap on the well stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday.

In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 22:19 CDT, the containment stack is shown at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, July 18, 2010. BP and the Obama administration offered significantly differing views Sunday on whether the capped Gulf of Mexico oil well will have to be reopened, a contradiction that may be an effort by the oil giant to avoid blame if crude starts spewing again. (AP Photo/BP PLC) NO SALES
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