(MorichesDaily) – DEP: Delaware Bay scene of major wash-up of dead fish
Dead creatures of the sea are washing ashore up and down the east coast of the United States as officials scramble to find a cause. Read More Here
(Moriches) – Hundreds of dead sea animals wash ashore in Brazil
Hundreds of dead sea animals and dead penguins have washed up on the shores of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Scientists are investigating the cause of these deaths. According to the Institute of Environmental and Natural Resources, around 530 penguins, five dolphins and other sea creatures were found on the shores. Read More Here
(NBCPhil) – Video: Thousands of Dead Fish Line Jersey Shore
Tens of thousands of dead fish are lining the Jersey Shore — as far as the eye can see — beginning at High’s Beach along the Delaware Bay in Middle Township Wednesday. Read More Here
(WKRGNews) – Video: More Oil Washes Up In Gulf Shores
For the first time in more than five weeks, oil has impacted Gulf Shores. On Wednesday, massive amounts of oil and tar washed up near the pier at Gulf State Park, turning the sugar-white beaches an ugly brown. But what’s even more disturbing….not one single BP clean-up or piece of beach-cleaning equipment could be found at the state park. View More Here
(WorldVisionPortal) – The Gulf BLUE PLAGUE is Evolving
I have been interviewing family and friends who live along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Louisiana and Mississippi. Many of them had been working on shrimp boats before May 1, 2010 and a cousin is a shrimp boat owner. I have also spoken at length with two RN’s working at a Gulf coast Emergency Room and an Emergency Clinic who are close family friends. I am basing what follows on their observations and knowledge along with my own personal research. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Video: Has the Oil Well Really Been Capped?
Everyone is saying that the well has been capped. I hope so.. But even the government’s spokesman, Thad Allen, isn’t saying that it’s been capped.
Here’s an interchange from yesterday’s press briefing:
Joel Achenbach: Yes thank you Admiral, I’m sorry if I’m a little bit confused, is there some concern that there are hydrocarbons in the annulus or is there some kind of reading or was it a model that someone examined and decided this was a concern? Can you explain that just a little bit better?…
Admiral Allen: … We do not know the status of the annulus, OK? It, there could be nothing in it or it could be full of hydrocarbons. It could be full of hydrocarbons that are being pressured up from the reservoir, there could be hydrocarbons that are in there that have been sealed off because cement actually did that from the top kill.
Or there could be a way that because of the seals at the top of the annulus between that and the well head there could be a path for hydrocarbons to go forward. We’ve never known that from the, from the beginning…
Oil industry expert Bob Cavnar notes: “It’s pretty clear they have pressure on the wellhead when they shouldn’t.” Cavnar translates Allen’s comments as meaning:
BP continues to have pressure on the wellhead from down below and have been letting me believe for a week that the well is static.
On August 8th, Cavnar pointed out in a must-read article that it is impossible to say whether or not the well has been capped given the available information:
The problem is that there are lots of questions that remain unanswered. Here’s what I want to know:
● Is the well dead?
● What is the pressure on the well? Now?
● If the well is open to the surface, what is that pressure?
● What was the pressure during the “static kill”? Did it change at any time? What was total volume pumped?
● What was the pressure during the bullhead cement job? Did you do the “hesitation squeeze” that Kent Wells mentioned in passing? What was displacement volume?
● How do you know all the cement went down the casing?
● What was the pressure on the well after the job?
● Why is the flex joint flange leaking?
● Why are the ROV feeds no longer provided in a decipherable resolution?
● Why are some ROV feeds not being provided?
● Has the well kicked since the bullhead cement job?
● What pressure did the bullhead cement job test to?
● Have you had to pump mud into the well since the bullhead cement job? How much?
● Why are clouds of debris continuing to obscure the view several days after the well was supposedly “static”?
● Were the rams of the old BOP opened for the static kill or bullhead cement job?
● If so, could you tell if the drill pipe fish stuck in the BOP dropped into the well?
● Can you close the blind shear rams now?
● What is the damage to the rams in the old BOP?
Until these questions are answered by BP, we have no real information to tell us that the well is dead, or even safe. As long as they continue to stonewall critical data, I’ll only continue to believe that the well is not “static” or safe.
Source: Global Research