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  •  Why do we have to 'imagine' (0+ / 0-)

    this blowout by BP, when 30 years ago we saw exactly the same thing with Ixtoc [except this was in 160 feet of water, rather than 5000 feet].

    There are roughly 4000 active wells in the Gulf of Mexico. I don't know how many drill tens of thousands of feet down, but each one of these is a potential disaster.

    Ixtoc took 10 months to cap.

    Why are we surprised this happened?

    Best Republican idea:
    Ban ranch dressing. It's the devil's saliva.

    by shpilk on Sun May 30, 2010 at 10:22:32 AM PDT

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    •  Most of the active wells (0+ / 0-)

      Have had their highest risk points passed, I think.  We need to plan for the highest probability disasters. The period of transition from the drilling rig to the production rig should have been really high up on the list.

      Democrats give you the Bill of Rights; Republicans sell you a bill of goods!

      by barbwires on Sun May 30, 2010 at 11:06:06 AM PDT

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