There is mounting evidence that the explosion of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused much more destruction than BP admits. There are damages BENEATH the sea floor in the Gulf, which would account for the additional oil plumes being sighted by independent scientists.
Why aren’t the mayors, governors, senators, and representatives of the Gulf coast states SCREAMING about all this?
- About the millions of gallons of crude oil continuing to gush out?
- About the millions of gallons of highly toxic Corexit oil dispersant being dumped into the Gulf which poison human and marine life?
- About the wildlife drenched in black oil, suffering and dying?
- About the ocean floor of the Gulf itself being damaged?
Aren’t they PAID A HANDSOME SALARY to represent the interests of their constituents? Are they not sworn to protect the United States of America? Where’s their outrage? Where’s their hue and cry to the POS sitting impotently in the White House?
Here are excerpts from a June 12, 2010, post on Washington’s Blog, titled ”BP Official Admits to Damage BENEATH THE SEA FLOOR“:
“…there is growing evidence that BP’s oil well – technically called the “well casing” or “well bore” – has suffered damage beneath the level of the sea floor.
The evidence is growing stronger and stronger that there is substantial damage beneath the sea floor. Indeed, it appears that BP officials themselves have admitted to such damage. This has enormous impacts on both the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf, and the prospects for quickly stopping the leak this summer.
On May 31st, the Washington Post noted:
Sources at two companies involved with the well said that BP also discovered new damage inside the well below the seafloor and that, as a result, some of the drilling mud that was successfully forced into the well was going off to the side into rock formations.
“We discovered things that were broken in the sub-surface,” said a BP official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. He said that mud was making it “out to the side, into the formation.”
On June 2nd, Bloomberg pointed out:
Plugging the well is another challenge even after BP successfully intersects it, Robert Bea, a University of California Berkeley engineering professor, said. BP has said it believes the well bore to be damaged, which could hamper efforts to fill it with mud and set a concrete plug, Bea said.
On the same day, the Wall Street Journal noted that there might be a leak in BP’s well casing 1,000 feet beneath the sea floor:
BP PLC has concluded that its “top-kill” attempt last week to seal its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico may have failed due to a malfunctioning disk inside the well about 1,000 feet below the ocean floor…. The broken disk may have prevented the heavy drilling mud injected into the well last week from getting far enough down the well to overcome the pressure from the escaping oil and gas, people familiar with BP’s findings said. They said much of the drilling mud may also have escaped from the well into the rock formation outside the wellbore.
On June 3rd, The Canadian Press quoted the top government official in charge of the response to the oil spill – Admiral Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard – as pointing to the same possibility:
The failure of the so-called top kill procedure – which entailed pumping mud into the well at high velocity – suggested “there actually could be something wrong with the well casing, and there could be open communication in the strata or the rock formations below the sea floor,” Allen said.
On June 7th, Senator Bill Nelson told MSNBC that he’s investigating reports of oil seeping up from additional leak points on the seafloor….”
Washington’s Blog has more on this, including several Youtube videos. CLICK HERE.