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  •  Thanks for pulling all of this together (16+ / 0-)

    especially the graphic of the plumes and the that "Multi-Phase Plumes" Report.

    •  yes (6+ / 0-)

      I really liked that one too.

      Now just imagine that one,
      on a little bit larger scale ...

      I dunno, say on the Scale of the Gulf of Mexico,

      in a Mile+ of Water!


      there's a lot of room of

      Trapped Layers

      of Non-Bouyant "emulsified" gunk.

      It seems to me.

      The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

      by jamess on Mon May 31, 2010 at 08:51:43 AM PDT

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      •  Is Cameron Int'l on the hook for any of this? You (2+ / 0-)
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        didn't include them in your list of "Deep Spill Participants," but they made the BOP.

        "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis

        by 1BQ on Mon May 31, 2010 at 10:29:56 AM PDT

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        •  I didn't "make" that list -- it's ancient history (2+ / 0-)
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          but thanks for the info on 'Cameron Int'l', 1BQ

          I did not know that Factoid.

          Do you have any more info on the company
          to indicate, they were negligent, etc. ?

          I was under the impression,
          the "rushed" drilling-cementing schedule,
          led to tearing/damaging the Annular O-rings,
          in the BOP.

          And the necessary corrective actions/ pressure testing,
          were not taken, as protocols would require,
          with such damage.

          I could be wrong about that though,
          I haven't really been following the mechanical failures investigation, yet.

          The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

          by jamess on Mon May 31, 2010 at 02:45:52 PM PDT

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          •  "Critical problems in blowout preventer" - (2+ / 0-)
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            WaPo:

            A House energy panel investigation has found that the blowout preventer that failed to stop a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had a dead battery in its control pod, leaks in its hydraulic system, a "useless" test version of a key component and a cutting tool that wasn't strong enough to shear through steel joints in the well pipe and stop the flow of oil.

            In a devastating review of the blowout preventer, which BP said was supposed to be "fail-safe," Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on oversight, said Wednesday that documents and interviews show that the device was anything but.

            The comments came in a hearing in which lawmakers grilled senior executives from BP and oilfield service firms Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron, maker of the blowout preventer.

            Joseph Romm has much more on this, including links to some other good info.

            "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis

            by 1BQ on Mon May 31, 2010 at 04:01:32 PM PDT

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