I have good news and bad news.
The good news from the Gulf is that they completed the drilling of the new well,and have poured concrete into the old well gusher to "permanently" seal it.(...I hope so)
The good news is that BP can now stop pouring millions of gallons of dispersants into the Gulf.
The bad news is that dispersants drop the oil from the top of the water.... to the bottom of the Gulf.
Remember that old saying; "out of sight, out of mind?"
This appears to be BP's state of mind when it comes to minimizing the impact of the disaster.
BP's greatest minds came up with this...what to do.... after they failed to use common sense or listen to their own people regarding the risk they were taking.
Remember all the warnings BP received regarding that blow out valve?
Now for the bad news:
Unfortunately the effects from this disaster are not going away anytime soon.
The dispersants that BP has been using seems to have gotten into our water cycle.
How could it do anything else?
Any third grader can tell you that water from the oceans go up in evaporation.
Whatever is mixed with the oceans water will also go up.
Then following the basic laws of this planet ...what goes up will come down...
The dispersants then come down with the rain.
That rain is killing and damaging our crops, our trees,etc.and contaminating our streams and rivers. It is raining on our children, our pets, our crops, our farm animals, and us.
It is bad enough that there are huge fish kills off of our eastern and southern coast lines,
It is bad enough that the Marine life is dying by the thousands,
It is bad enough that there are miles and miles of fresh oil sludge on the bottom of the Gulf.
It is bad enough that this oil and dispersant mix appears to have effected the flowing of the thermohaline currents of this planet.
This current is the pacemaker of our planet's weather.
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