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BP Says “Oil Spill Stopped!”

Filed under: Breaking News,Disasters,Environment,Scandals — Tags: , , , — Positronic Dave @ 5:00 am July 16, 2010

I’d like to believe BP engineers who are certain the oil spilled stopped, finally. I didn’t check to see if Snow Cones are being served in Hell right now, and given British Petroleum’s record of screw-ups and manipulation of facts and all, I’m not ready to believe either of these situations have changed. I’m praying I’m wrong, but we’ll see. But the 75 ton cap they are testing, seems to have written “oil spill stopped” all over the wreckage of the Deep Sea platform that blew up those many, heady months ago. Wasn’t it just April a moment ago? No, that was more like 86 days, really. 86 long, long, depressing and enraging days ago. My how time flies while 184 barrels of oil fouls up the Gulf of Mexico for decades to come.

“OIl Spill Stopped” is just Phase One of the operation. Next we wait to see if the pressure builds up enough to blow the cap off, or for the leak to rupture the ocean bed and resume leaking elsewhere.

Millions of Gulf of Mexico residents are hoping against the odds that the image they’ve been seeing on the underwater oil spill live feed after all this time

Top Kill

Top Kill, which sounds like the latest first-person shooter game for X-Box, is actually BP’s newest, latest strategy for dealing with the epic oil spill they caused to happen, which is currently poisoning the Gulf od Mexico. Way to go, BP.

At dawn on wednesday, the energy giant will attempt to close off the leak, down at the very bottom of the gulf, by force-feeding mud into the leak, and then covering it with cement. I think I talked about this yesterday, yes? How it was the desperate last measure by a giant corporation eager to have us think better of it than we do right now?

To makle it even better, this is a “get in there fast and do it, or else you’re screwed” manuver. and if they mess it up, it will make things worse.