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British Petroleum and Niagara Falls

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A latest report has the British Petroleum Gulf Gusher "leaking" 40,000
barrels of oil a day. At 42 gallons per barrel, that's 1,680,000
gallons a day.


Niagara Falls spills 150,000 gallons of water a second.


In 11.2 seconds, Niagara dumps the water equivalent of one day's worth
of escaped oil from just this one disaster site.


Multiply the figure of 1,680,000 gallons of oil a day times the number
of days (52) since the oil rig explosion (April 24 to June 14).


That gives us 94,080,000 gallons of oil. That figure divided by
150,000 gallons a second over Niagara tells us that it takes Niagara
Falls 582.4 seconds to dump the water equivalent of the Gulf gusher as
of this date.

Watch Niagara Falls for 9 Minutes and and 8 1/2 seconds and
imagine that was oil. (Add 11.2 seconds each day after June 14.)
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Now imagine BP CEOs and derelict U.S. "regulators" in a canoe....


Adjust the math, of course, to keep up with reliable leak volume
estimates.


PS: An ally sent this link to a short You-Tube
bit about ANOTHER BP spill.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AAa0gd7ClM
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