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    BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    For 86 days, oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's damaged well, dumping some 200 million gallons of crude into sensitive ecosystems. BP and the federal government have amassed an army to clean the oil up, but there's one problem -- they're having trouble finding it.

    Skimmers Pick Up Less Oil

    The numbers don't lie: two weeks ago, skimmers picked up about 25,000 barrels of oily water. Last Thursday, they gathered just 200 barrels.

    Still, it doesn't mean that all the oil that gushed for weeks is gone. Thousands of small oil patches remain below the surface, but experts say an astonishing amount has disappeared, reabsorbed into the environment.

    Experts: Gulf of Mexico Oil is Breaking Up

    The light crude began to deteriorate the moment it escaped at high pressure, and then it was zapped with dispersants to speed the process along. The oil that did make it to the ocean's surface was broken up by 88-degree water, baked by 100-degree sun, eaten by microbes, and whipped apart by wind and waves.
    BP Oil Spill: Where Did All The Crude Go? Mother Nature Breaks Down Slick in Gulf of Mexico - ABC News

    Amazing, this disaster... it's... not so much a disaster. There must be panic in the O WH about now.
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    So now the criticism of Obama is that he wanted the oil spill, not that he was incompenent in stopping it?
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Out of sight out of mind I guess. If you can't find the oil then the oil doesn't exist.

    The 200 million gallons just gone vanished like a fart in the wind.
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    So now the criticism of Obama is that he wanted the oil spill, not that he was incompenent in stopping it?
    He wanted to use the Crisis to push his agenda. It's too soon for it to go away.
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    He wanted to use the Crisis to push his agenda. It's too soon for it to go away.
    What agenda was he using the oil spill to push?
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    BP Oil Spill: Where Did All The Crude Go? Mother Nature Breaks Down Slick in Gulf of Mexico - ABC News

    Amazing, this disaster... it's... not so much a disaster. There must be panic in the O WH about now.
    Did you expect no one to read the article and highlight the portions that don't support your views?

    "That oil is somewhere. It didn't just disappear," said Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.

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    Experts stress that even though there's less and less oil as time goes on, there's still plenty around the spill site. And in the long term, no one knows what the impact of those hundreds of millions of gallons will be, deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
    Merely because it is not easily sucked up does not mean it is not a problem. Furthermore, to think that using huge amounts of chemical dispersant won't cause any damage is nuts too.
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    The whole problem with the deep water accident wasn't that it happened. The problem was that no one had a clue as to how to bring it under control once the accident did happen. If BP had been able to stop the flow within a couple of days, this would have already been yesterdays news.

    Like everyone has said, just because it's not floating on the surface doesn't mean it's not there. I saw a worker the other day, standing in thigh deep water, reach in and scoop up a handful of the waterbed and it was saturated with heavy oil.

    Also, as was stated earlier, the underwater currents have taken a lot of the spill to who knows where. When and where will it surface? Will it ever surface? What will be the long term damage to marine life?

    The only thing that's going to correct this disaster is time. How much time it's going to take is nothing but speculation.
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Now they are saying there is growing concern of the chemical dispersant used on the million of so gallons of oil. That all it did was break up the oil so that it's harder to clean up by spreading it across a mass area instead of allowing the oil to stay in bulk crude puddles.

    The chemical dispersant was a horrible action just for some short lived PR of making it appear like there was less oil pouring out at the time.
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Did you expect no one to read the article and highlight the portions that don't support your views?



    Merely because it is not easily sucked up does not mean it is not a problem. Furthermore, to think that using huge amounts of chemical dispersant won't cause any damage is nuts too.
    I'm SORRY OC, I didn't scroll all the way down to the other opinion, I so am busted what would we do if you weren't around to post things out of context to make yourself look good?
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'm SORRY OC, I didn't scroll all the way down to the other opinion, I so am busted what would we do if you weren't around to post things out of context to make yourself look good?
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