Sunday, May 02, 2010

Disaster in the Gulf !

There have been many theories out there about what caused the explosion in the gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.
Bobby Kennedy Jr. appearing on CNN said "the acoustic shut-off valve that would have plugged this well the minute the platform was no longer connected and is required everywhere else in the world was exempted on all platforms in the Gulf..."

Another theory,

"An inadequate underwater cement job during the deep water drilling process is emerging as a potential cause of this devastating oil spill."

Who was the contractor for this job?

"In a statement Friday Halliburton confirmed that is was the "cementer"
hired to do the job and completed it about 20 hours before the explosion"

If cementing is the cause, it could spell trouble for Haliburton
whose work is also suspected in a well explosion last August in the Timor sea
near Australia.
It took 21 days to cap and control that spill.
I am not that confident that Haliburton will have any problem, look at what they have done in Iraq and they are still being awarded contracts.

It is ridiculous that other countries are more concerned about our ecosystem then we are.
It is time we stop giving passes to Oil Companies and other big corporations.


Riot Kitty said...

Halliburton! Don't get me started.

This just sucks.

Michael Manning said...

These spills are simply tragic. It seems they have been happening since I was a kid.

Anonymous said...

How many times will we see the name "Halliburton" related to horrible things? The name itself is becoming synonomous with disaster.