WORD SWARM APRIL 20 2010 joint military operation Iraqi American forces killed two senior al-Qaeda leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri, and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi News broke explosion at 11 p.m. EST on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig safe house in Thar-Thar in the province of Salaheddin umbrella group, Islamic State of Iraq radical Sunni militant groups General Raymond Odierno said significant blow to al-Qaeda 24 people killed 2 separate suicide … Read more In Memoriam Gulf BP Disaster 5 Years Ago
Well, Cloclo’s Kali Yug will have to wait until tomorrow, despite your baited breath, gentle readers, but the following seems important enough to disrupt the summer Beach Reading tales. Nicole — who is off to New Orleans to take part in fund-raising art & poetry activities meant to help alleviate ever so slightly the plight of the Gulf (click here for details) — sent me a piece of journalism … Read more Bacteria, BP & Big Bucks
Fears re damaged seabed and leaks — as described in my posts of June 15th & July 8th — seem to be coming true. Admiral Thad Allen, the National Incident Commander of the Deepwater Horizon Response today made public a letter he sent to the Chief Managing Director of BP, asking the latter to provide a written procedure for opening a choke valve “as quickly as possible” after a … Read more Seepage Detected near BP’s Deepwater Well
The ocean model data used for calculating the particle dispersal were obtained from a simulation conducted with the Ocean General Circulation Mode for the Earth Simulator (OFES) forced by QuikSCAT winds. This research was supported by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), NASA and NOAA through their sponsorship of the International Pacific Research Center within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the … Read more Jamais Deux sans Trois: Oil Dispersal Projection
On 15 June I posted on how the well bore structure of the BP hell-machine is “compromised” down-hole and how this means that the whole floor of the Gulf of Mexico is endangered. Here is a further proof of the magnitude (unacknowledged by either BP or the US Government) of he disaster. This is an “not vetted” report on CNN’s iReport, a user-generated section of CNN.com, from late June. … Read more Gulf Of Mexico Sea Floor Fractured Beyond Repair
Friends alerted me to the following analysis of the oil leak, which seems somewhat more professionally & technically savvy (& way scarier) than anything else I’ve read. The conclusion the author comes to after analyzing why the Top Kill failed: “It means they will never cap the gusher after the wellhead. They cannot…the more they try and restrict the oil gushing out the bop?…the more it will transfer to … Read more Gulf Oil Disaster: Well Bore Structure Compromised "Down Hole".