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Why doesn't the US Military fix the oil spill? They can't do anything either ...

If there is any sign of the complexity of the Oil spill problem and the lack of options available, even the US military admit they are helpless to fix the problem. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said they had no more tactics left in their arsenal following BPs latest failure to plug the leak.

Responding to calls for the armed forces to take control of the oil spill disaster, Mr Mullen said:
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Weve looked at that continuously since the leak started whether or not we would have submersibles that could go do this.

And the fact is the best technology in the world, with respect to that, exists in the oil industry.
President Barack Obama is facing increasing criticism over his handling of the environmental catastrophe, which occurred when BPs Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, causing a well more than a mile under the surface to rupture pumping millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

More than 1,400 members of the US coast guard have been mobilised to help with the clean up operation in the gulf region, but Mr Mullen said there was little the armed forces could do to stop the leak help and the best chance remained with BPs engineers.

Mr Mullen said: We actually have been involved, but we have not been the lead. Any change with respect to the lead would be a decision the president would have to make.

Government backed scientists claim to have discovered plumes of toxic oil 22 miles long suspended under the surface of the water and drifting across wide areas threatening the fragile marine ecosystem.

Prosanta Chakrabarty, a biologist based at the Louisiana State University said: Every fish and invertebrate contacting the oil is probably dying.

However, BPs CEO Tony Hayward has disputed the existence of such plumes, insisting that rigorous testing by the company showed no evidence of oil being suspended in large masses under the water.

He claimed oils natural tendency was to move to the surface and any oil underwater was in the process of making its way to the top.

The company will now try to fit a containment cap on the ruptured well, but that could take more than a week to complete and also runs the risk of increasing the flow by a fifth if it fails.

The best chance of stopping the leak remains the completion of two relief wells which are under construction nearby.

However it is believed the earliest the project will be completed is the the end of August by which point millions more gallons of oil will have escaped.

 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...
By netchicken: posted on 1-6-2010







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