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Is oil sheen in Gulf of Mexico coming from site of BP spill? .

WWLT -- NEW ORLEANS - BP is looking into whether a massive oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico is coming from the site of the 2010 spill.

More than two years after the worst oil spill in U.S. History, officials believe several thousand barrels of oil could still be trapped in the wreckage and equipment connected to BP’s Deepwater Horizon.

Now, investigators are looking into whether the site is the source of continuing oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico.

“The only places that we have high suspicion that there might be contained oil is the containment dome where we already found some previously,” said Cpt. Duke Walker, Federal On Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response.

BP confirmed that an oil sheen spotted in mid-September was indeed leaking from the containment dome, an abandon


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i saw what i thought was a brilliant idea today-sell it to exxon (or was it texaco ??), and allow them to drill into the well correctly, and pump the remaining oil..
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Never shuts off completely.
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Natural seepage...
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Yawn :P
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:38:59 PM

common sense would tell you that
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 8:42:49 PM

containment dome?
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 8:33:45 PM


Thanks for sharing aservant.

It is a pleasant break to see an article that is not just more oil & gas industry propaganda :0\
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 6:05:09 PM

QuagmireLA has a good idea.
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How can you tell? Ah, just blame them anyway.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 4:19:38 PM

Is Oil Sheen another one of Martin's kids?
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whooops
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 4:06:09 PM

If it is, then BP needs to take some of their record profits and make it right.
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More than likely.
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Well it's not coming from outer space. Put two and two together and just maybe you could come up with three
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It appears as though this will continue into eternity
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"BP confirmed that an oil sheen spotted in mid-September was indeed leaking from the containment dome,...."

If it is leaking then it is hardly a "containment dome".

Maybe they need to put a "containment dome" over the current "containment dome", to 'contain' the leak from the supposed "containment dome".



[Edited by: caddilac at 12/14/2012 3:56:33 PM EST]
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If I am a betting man...
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Tropical storms and hurricanes stirred up a lot of stuff this year.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:44:54 PM

If it is a 'containment dome' why would something be coming from it. And, if so, why isn't Cpt Duke Walker doing something about way before now?????????????????
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There are natural oil and gas seeps in the Gulf, California has the same natural seeps.
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Who know?
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They don't even know where or what is causing this and I knew some moron would blame Obama.Get real!
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Who woulda thunk it?
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Surprised?
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Liberal blog from WWLT a left wing main stream TV station trying to stir up global warming BS!
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pollution is FOREVER.
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It just never stops!
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Here we go again.
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I'd say that the odds of it coming from the BP spill are great.
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still is oil on ocean floor
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Need to get it repaired properly and put this issue behind us.
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Bill Clinton's fault, he just can't keep his pants zipped.
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Not good, will our fishing season be affected this winter?
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it will take years, even decades, for the Gulf to recover..

radiorumor: lol, that's funny..
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I went wading in the Gulf in Florida. It solved my dry skin.
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Let them investigate and report. If it's BP, nail their butts...again.
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The Gulf of Mexico has a real problem with oil in the water!!
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ug. here we go again. fire bp
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lets hope not
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We shall soon see. Coast Guard is on it.
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I agree with you, heydano67. He has a good point.
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Let's don't jump to conclusions too quick.
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speculators will speculate . just get someone down to the site and chek it out >>
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On...on...on...!
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Liberals wonder.................
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I think QuagmireLA has the right idea, Tap it and use it to stop it from leaking.
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As my red-necked friends would say...get er dunn...
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just clean it up already
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It never stops. More fines will be paid to the government.
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The best long term solution would be to go back out there as near as practical to the original doomed well. Drill another well, and do it right this time. Start production and this will relieve the pressure on the old well heads and patches also any nearby natural fissures that may be leaking. To put it simple. Pump the oil outta that hole and there won't be anything left to leak out. Having worked with a few outfits I would suggest Exxon for the job (if they'll do it).
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Make them spend a few more Billion to clean it up.
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