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BP Launches Video Feed of Gulf Leak

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Posted on May 21, 2010
globalwarming.house.gov / spillcam

The Spillcam shows oil gushing from the broken well deep in the Gulf of Mexico.

Following criticism that it is withholding data and blocking efforts of scientists to understand the scope of the gulf oil spill, the beleaguered oil company BP has agreed to post on a congressional website a live video feed of the oil gusher.

The Spillcam can be viewed on the website of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

Update: There may be some technical difficulties with Spillcam, so be patient while watching the feed. —JCL

The Guardian:

One month after the fiery collapse of the Deepwater Horizon, BP bowed to demands from scientists and members of Congress this week and has posted a live video feed of the gusher of oil on the ocean floor.

The decision came only hours after a hearing in Congress in which BP was accused of withholding data from the ocean floor, and blocking efforts by independent scientists to come up with estimates for the amount of crude spewing into the Gulf each day.

Ed Markey, who presided over the hearing, said BP would post the footage on the website of his house subcommittee on energy independence and global warming as early as Wednesday night. It was delayed but is now live.

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By Terry merrill, May 25, 2010 at 11:28 am Link to this comment
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You know I was trying to get the information to the engineers that are dealing with the oil leak in gulf
The hardest thing is getting info to them not fixing the leak LOL

Please get this to the right people that can stop leak

my understanding you have a 22” pipe that is dumping crude oil and natural gas into the gulf. Engineers go back to basic take 23” neoprene pipe with the shut-off valve open on the top of it and install over the leaky pipe (note leave valve open) then take band clamps about 4 of them and put around pipe to tighten to leaky pipe until secure. Close valve and wha la you have now stopped polluting gulf.

Terry Merrill 409-457-4360

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By amunaor, May 23, 2010 at 7:06 pm Link to this comment

Yea, screen saver will probably have to do, while we await Oliver Stone to release all of the facts to us.

Not intending to sound callous or anything like that, but might want to add a few skeletons, blurred deep into the field of the screen saver shot, only as a reminder that BP, the Corporate Citizen, through criminal negligence, murdered a few people while pursuing its bottom-line, that is until Oliver produces the full charges.

Peace, Best Wishes and Hope

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By PatrickHenry, May 22, 2010 at 6:37 am Link to this comment

I think I will use it as my new screen saver.

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By DaveZx3, May 22, 2010 at 2:02 am Link to this comment

It is just a coincidence that this oil rig was built and financed by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. headquartered in Ulsan, South Korea, and its loss will deal a crippling blow to the South Korean economy, not to mention the economic and environmental blow the US will suffer. 

It must also be a coincidence that the recent attack and sinking of a South Korean Navy ship was definitely done by a North Korean torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine, reported by no less than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

I am absolutely positive that the North Koreans are not becoming more aggressive now that they have nukes. 

The dispatching of special ops SWAT teams to the gulf was not as noteworthy as one might think.  It does not mean that there is a potential national security threat in the area.

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