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Social science guy needs physical science info

Please help me understand the BP oil spill. I see the footage of the oil plume and wonder how wide it is when it reaches the surface. This question tells me why capping the pipe is not feasable. But what about creating a thermal column of warm(er) water to help "focus" the oil plume to a more concentrated area on the surface while the relief well is being drilled? Thanks for your explanations...
posted by DB Cooper on Jul 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Why can't BP do better than a leaky cap?

Why is it so impossible for BP to create a tightly sealed solution for the failed blow-out preventer in the Gulf of Mexico? Sure, there's the cap, but.. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Jul 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Who is the senator who was very vocal about getting access to the live feed of the BP oil spill in the Gulf?

Who is the senator who was very vocal about getting access to the live feed of the BP oil spill in the Gulf? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Jun 30, 2010 - 7 answers

The oil spill is bad, isn't it?

Any ammo for an argument with someone who doesn't think the BP oil spill is bad? [more inside]
posted by adverb on Jun 14, 2010 - 25 answers

Should I Just Send Dawn Instead of Dollars?

What conservation or local groups are currently working on cleaning up the oil from the BP oil spill, especially in terms of wildlife? I'd like to donate as I'm not able to volunteer.
posted by questionsandanchors on Jun 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Oil spill fubar

Many pictures of the oil spill show the booms washed up on shore, or filled with oil on the wrong side. An example of this. Why is the oil always on the wrong side of the boom? Are these booms really doing anything? Shouldn't the oil be gathering on the other side, ready to be skimmed and cleaned?
posted by ShootTheMoon on Jun 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Will the oil well run dry at some point?

Wont the BP oil well run out of oil at some point? How long could it possibly keep spewing? Don't wells run dry? (Sorry if I am hopelessly naive. I've never thought about oil wells in my life before this.)
posted by Sully on May 31, 2010 - 11 answers

Buying Opportunity?

The stock price of BP is at about $42/share. When the US Market opens after Memorial Day, the price will have surely fallen because of the company's failed "junk shot" and "top kill". [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on May 30, 2010 - 38 answers

can't they just blow it up?

The NYTimes has an article this morning about the next trick to stop BP's oil spill in the Gulf: the "junk shot" (basically stuff a bunch of junk in the pipes to clog it). Looking at the left half of this picture I'm wondering why they can't do that dynamite trick used in There will be blood (1:14 in the clip) ... just drill down a couple hundred meters to the pipe, send some explosives in and let the earth stop the leak. Anyone know why not?
posted by pjenks on May 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Oil Spill Hands...

How do you get work as an 'oil spill hand' ? How many general laborers were hired to clean up the shoreline after the Exxon Valdez disaster? What will the potential employment scenario be for oil spill hands (general labor) in the unfolding disaster in the Gulf. [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on May 9, 2010 - 2 answers

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