Video Footage of Deep Horizon Oil Blowout

Posted: May 12th, 2010 by: h-2

Check out this video footage of the actual Deep Horizon blowout oil / gas stream.

oil-gas plume deep horizon

The black stuff is the oil, and the white stuff is the natural gas, that’s the part that crystallized into methane hydrate in the first attempt at a containment vessel that failed.

As you can easily see, we’re not talking about an oil spill here, this is a gushing blowout, contained only because the pipe is crimped, and the blowout preventer (BOP) at least partially blocked the flow.

If it blows out all the way, and if the latest ‘top hat’ container method fails, this blowout could be very bad long term.

Let’s hope for the best, but let’s also hope at least some of you out there start to realize that there is a cost to our instant personal gratification and convenience lifestyle, and this is the present cost.

If this cost seems too high to you, then start localizing in every aspect of your life you can manage, drive less, or not at all, buy local food, etc. If you don’t do it, who will? Can you explain this?

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