Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver
Nice clean natural oil is one hundred percent bio-degradable. The crisis is not an "environmental crisis". Sure it looks bad for a while but in a few decades it's all better again and besides extinction events have often been far more dramatic than this and life flourishes again just like nothing out of the ordinary happened at all, because it didn't. It's a crisis of skewed human perspective and nothing else. It may be opportunistic but there is value in crisis.
How many bbls were dumped on the Grand Banks during the 2 WW's. perhaps that took more of the young than the International fishing trawlers. Lose a generation or two and over-fishing is the least of the problems.
Perhaps Monsanto can get some samples once the pipe has been plugged and they can bio engineer some 'harmless microbes' to feast on the 'problem' in one fell swoop.
So would flax or hemp straw work best? I'm leaning to muskeg that has been squeezed dry of it's moisture and the once the 'shrink-wrap' is broken it 'inflates to 27.5 time its volume and it can hold much sludge for collection and processing, like the inner core of a water-proof sea barrier that is about 86 ft tall. Only problem with that is all the 'excessive by-products' fresh water with plant nutrients. Everyplace you try to dispose it thing .... grow?
The area that will need 'scrubbing' is as far as any hurricane based flood has ever reached with it's storm surge. This just seems to be pooling for one onslaught of 50M gallons over a 3 days, one of those every 3 months till the leak is plugged.
Then there is the possibility that the 'rescue efforts' unplug the slow leak that it is now and it becomes a 'howler' where 10 nukes would be considered 'within reasonable measures'.
Good thing God is with America, they just entered the realm of events that rival the Bible in scale and magnitude. Think what nuclear heat mixed with water and oil will come up with as a by product to a millions degrees rise in temperature and similar pressures. Pop goes the weasel.
At least this time they will accept aid from other countries. A blast like that should shift the northern boundary of the gulf up a few States and the blast wave will make sure the land is at least 'flat' for some distance past that. The sooner the destruction is over the sooner the 'healing' can begin.
Perhaps a barrage of some of Iran's hi-speed torpedoes before the N_Option is the only one left on the table. Don't want too many to see nuclear as the best option for most of the 'problems' of TPTB