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  •  Today's report. (9+ / 0-)

    The Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill

    Prepared by the Joint Information Center

    The President Updates the American People on the Spill and the Government’s Response

    The President updated the American people on the status of the BP oil spill.

    BP’s "Top Kill" Procedure Continues

    The independent analysis of the Flow Rate Technical Group has determined that the overall best initial estimate for the lower and upper boundaries of flow rates of oil is in the range of 12,000 and 19,000 barrels per day.  

    More than 100,000 feet of boom has been surged to the Louisiana parishes that are facing the greatest risk from the oil.

    Admiral Allen, approved the implementation of a section of Louisiana’s barrier island project proposal that could help stop oil from coming ashore and where work could be completed the fastest—as an integrated part of the federal response to the BP oil spill.

    President Obama was briefed by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco and National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read

    The President stressed that the government must ensure we consider the effects the BP oil spill could have on storms, response capabilities, and recovery efforts in planning for this year’s season but that those considerations do not change the primary mission of emergency management officials during a response, which is to support state efforts to protect lives and property.    

    Favorable weather conditions allowed responders to conduct a successful controlled burn operation.

    Representatives from Coast Guard, EPA, Department of Commerce BP and state and local officials participated in town hall meetings in Pascagoula, Miss., Pensacola, Fla., and Gulf Port, Miss.

    By the Numbers to Date:

       * Personnel were quickly deployed and approximately 20,000 are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife.
       * Approximately 1,300 vessels are responding on site.
       * More than 1.88 million feet of containment boom and 1.25 million feet of sorbent boom have been deployed to contain the spill—and approximately 280,000 feet of containment boom and 1 million feet of sorbent boom are available.
       * Approximately 11.5 million gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered.
       * Approximately 850,000 gallons of total dispersant have been deployed—700,000 on the surface and 150,000 subsea. More than 400,000 gallons are available.

    I'm no Nate Silver, TomTech, or VoteforAmerica ("WineRev" Eeman, Recounting Minnesota)

    by Tomtech on Thu May 27, 2010 at 09:18:04 PM PDT

    •  Hmm. It was 24,000 people (6+ / 0-)

      working on it a few days ago. BP should be hiring ever MORE people. This shit won't shovel itself!

      Leave it to Republicans to set the house on fire and then rant that the fire department is socialist.

      by johnsonwax on Thu May 27, 2010 at 09:34:06 PM PDT

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      •  yeah (0+ / 0-)

        I know are military s overworked, but I am pretty sure they woul dnot mind going there.  Same with national guard.  ANd I would believe there are many americans who who love to help out and get a partime job cleaning up for 12-14 bucks an hour.

        (regarding the bank mess) They want to cure the patient but not deal with the disease.

        by dark daze on Fri May 28, 2010 at 08:25:11 AM PDT

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