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  •  Well then Chu needs to clear up Joel Achenbach's (18+ / 0-)

    story in the Washington Post.

    Achenbach quotes Chu directly:

    Chu said the BP engineers had assumed, after the "top kill" failed, that the well had a loss of "integrity" somewhere down below the wellhead, with breaches that let the mud from the operation surge into the rock formation instead of straight down the well.

    "I said, 'No, I don't think so, there's another scenario,' " Chu said. The well, he said, might have integrity after all. That opened the possibility, he said, for the "integrity test." They could close the well and see what happened.

    These two stories cannot both be correct. They say opposite things. In one, BP is advocating the Integrity Test and in the other, Chu is. Chu is bragging about it! It's okay for the NYT and the Washington Post to disagree ideologically. It is NOT okay for them to disagree on facts and especially quotes.

    The story changed. Why?

    and with greater frequency, Energy Department officials and scientists were conferring with Exxon Mobil and Shell engineers, asking for advice about what to do next


    It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

    by Fishgrease on Thu Aug 26, 2010 at 09:28:45 PM PDT

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