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Gulf Oil Disaster deja-vu

#1 User is offline   JeepNWilly 

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:40 AM

Interesing youtube video I was emailed today about an all too familiar off shore oil rig disaster.
Ixtoc was the oil well in the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche. This lasted for 9 long months from June 3rd 1979 to March 23rd 1980.

Listen the the video and you will hear them using the same failed methods BP used on todays disaster that was used 30 years ago and failed just like it failed 30 years ago but the only difference was that the ixtoc was in less than 200 feet of water.

I guess the oil industry does not learn from their mistakes.


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Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:42 AM

Wow. Sadly, this doesn't surprise me at all. When have we ever learned from our mistakes in this country? Show me that video...
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:53 PM

"Operation Sombrero"?!
It would be funny if it weren't so sad.

These bastards are pathetic. I believe there will be a huge backlash this time. 30 years ago, it was more difficult for the public to vent its outrage. Now with the internet and all the new ways of disseminating information, I think BP is in big trouble. I was nine when this Ixtoc thing happened, and I don't remember it. My daughter, who is nine, is well aware of the current spill (and is pretty upset about it.)

BP should stand for "Be Prepared" because they are in deep!
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:54 PM

More like "Operation Fowl up the Gulf, kill its wildlife and put people out of work and on the street"

What I find disturbing is some news outlets actually seem concern that BP maybe so weakened by the cleanup costs and bad PR that they maybe come a take over target. So freak'n what, like anyone should care about BP after this. Anyone wanna buy an oil company with a lousy safety record? Maybe the Alaskans do... no wait they got screwed by BP as well with bad pipeline maintanance.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:27 PM

Can you imagine the Chinease buying BP? This will definitely cast a shadow over future offshore drilling in the gulf and caribbean if they don't do something quick!

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More like "Operation Fowl up the Gulf, kill its wildlife and put people out of work and on the street"

What I find disturbing is some news outlets actually seem concern that BP maybe so weakened by the cleanup costs and bad PR that they maybe come a take over target. So freak'n what, like anyone should care about BP after this. Anyone wanna buy an oil company with a lousy safety record? Maybe the Alaskans do... no wait they got screwed by BP as well with bad pipeline maintanance.

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:08 AM

Doesn't suprise me in the least.......... I was thinking today that we are hearing less ansd less on the BP disaster. What they are hoping is that if we don't hear or see it every hour of every day that we will forget about it........ I KNOW I WON'T :2thumup:
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