Oil In The Gulf... Two Months Later

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  1. MA-Caver

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    I read somewhere that approximately 100,000 gallons of oil is being pumped out in to the gulf per day while they're fixing the problem (sardonic laughter)... in 10 days that is a MILLION gallons of the *****...
    These photos show how bad it's getting...
    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/06/oil_in_the_gulf_two_months_lat.html

    *edit* found the English version of the photo essay... more pics... http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2010/06/oil-spill-hits-60th-day.html

    This is a satellite photo of the gulf as it is now-a-days. SIGH!

     

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    Very sad...kind of puts it in perspective to see it like this........
     
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    I haven't been able to find any information on what the long term effects of this will be...

    Is it going to spread further?
    Is it going to have an effect on a large part of sea life?
    Will it effect laws regarding deep-sea oil drilling?
    Will if (hopefully) effect our nations to steer away from oil-dependent energy resources?
     
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    This link puts the size of the oil spill (at present) in perspective http://paulrademacher.com/oilspill/# has a feature which will allow you to type in your own city/town and superimpose the spill to give you an idea of the size as well. (you'll probably have to zoom out to get a better look).
     
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    In the beginning, some said that the only permanent solution was the drilling of relief wells. Which would take until about August. Looks like they were right.
     

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