Saturday, May 29, 2010
The Big Spill: Day 40
At the time of this posting, it remains to be seen if the “Big Spill,” (now 40 disastrous days and counting) is actually being contained 5,000 feet under the sea in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana’s (now) ecologically fragile coastline.
After yesterday’s site visit by President Obama, and BP’s efforts at attempting to plug up the environmental nightmare using everything from a cache of 2.5 million gallons of drilling mud as a “top kill” and adding a “junk shot” mixture of golf balls and shredded rubber tires, it’s hard to say if success is in the cards based on the images from a live feed provided by PBS “Newshour.”
My understanding is - if you see “muddy brown” that’s a good sign; ” if you see “white” it’s gas and it’s not a good sign, and if you see a spewing black column it’s a big problem.
Maybe we will all have an answer sometime later this weekend. I hope it works.