Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Raining Oil? - Updated

Bad day in the Gulf. The underwater robot broke the containment cap and they had to remove it for repairs. Hearing the gusher is spewing harder than ever.

Sinfonian alerts me to a Pensacola Beach just closed to swimming as heavy oil washes up onshore. Heartbreaking to see the black breakers rolling over that pristine white beach, leaving behind it's toxic stew.

And this video via HuffPo just starting to make the rounds. This was taken in Louisiana, well away from the beaches.

Suppose it could be just road oil, but there sure does appear to be a lot of it.

Update: This guy thinks the video is a fake. I have to say my gut reaction was the same. It's very possible they staged it. Don't really see how the thick oil could get absorbed in the clouds or it would have happened before. But the dispersants is a different story and there is a MMS report that says the oil sheen could actually enter the rain system. So who knows. The only thing clear is this is a mess and it doesn't look like it's getting any better.

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