Old 07-30-2010, 09:12 AM
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billinstuart
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I disagree, redsox. The conditions are vastly different from the Exxon Valdez incident.

oil does disappear..there are microbes that eat the stuff. The waters are warm and well mixed, so the end result is more of a slick than inches thick gooey material.

There is NO doubt that there is damage from the release. However, on a global scale, this incident is literally a drop in the bucket..or a drop in a swimming pool.

No, I don't condone BP's handling of the situation, but I am very impressed with the final results..what an amazing solution, and at depths and pressures that defy comprehension.