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OIL EVERYWHERE

As many people know the day before Earth Day a huge fire on the BP Transocean Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig caused a huge leak 5,000 feet under, in the ocean, and killed 11 people.  Currently this leak is dumping approximately 5,000 t0 60,000 barrels a day into the water, scientist are not positive about how to measure the spill. Obviously this leak is extremely damaging to both nearby wildlife and humans. Brainstormed ideas to resolve this matter include:

1. burning it, which would then send high ammounts of pollutants into the atmosphere

2. attempts to cap it have failed

3. shooting golfballs or pieces of tires into the leak

4. riser tube to suck up oil

and others. All plans have either failed or done minimal help. Bp needs a new solution now!! Step up if you’ve got something better ; ]

It is estimated that 400 different sea life species are endangered by this leak. 25 million bird that fly over this area daily are endangered in the crucial time of Spring, for mating. The Brown pelican, recently removed from the endangered species list and Lousiana State bird, is the most affected bird of all.

This video link is a live feed of the oil spill currently mixed with some detergent chemicals:

http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/globalbp_uk_english/homepage/STAGING/local_assets/bp_homepage/html/rov_stream.html

citations:

http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-facts

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN249718220100524?type=marketsNews

http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/05/21/187214/BPs-Final-Top-Kill-Procedure-For-Gulf-Oil-Spill

– Chloe

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