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What Can We Do About This?

10/24/2018 7:09 PM

It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time.

According to The Washington Post, although Taylor Energy reported the spill to the Coast Guard at the time, the Coast Guard "monitored the site for more than half a decade without making the public fully aware" of the severity of the leak.[5] Increased attention later came in 2010, when observers monitoring the Deepwater Horizon oil spill discovered a persistent oil slick at the Taylor site.[5]

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10/24/2018 7:45 PM

Unfortunately, I don't think there is anything "we" can do about this. 1,400,000 gallons lost in the gulf is literally a drop in the bucket. Although I will absolutely acknowledge how detrimental that is to the environment, I don't think it's big enough for a public outcry, therefore it has been and will continue to be swept under the rug.

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10/26/2018 11:05 AM

A mere pittance! Here in Ca, they practically hung them for 187,000 gallons!

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-plains-all-amer-oilspill-court/plains-all-american-pipeline-convicted-in-2015-california-oil-spill-idUSKCN1LN2SN

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10/24/2018 8:17 PM

And people question why we don't want them drilling off the Florida coast....it's stuff like this that are possible where everybody throws their hands up and says that's all we can do, we can't fix it, so you just have to live with it for the next 100 years or so....

Don't you just love the beach.....

...on the plus side maybe it will kill the red tide algae bloom!!

Then again there have always been naturally occurring oil seeps in the oceans, so unless it's coming ashore I don't really see any problem...the problem is when it coats the beaches and shore wildlife...

..."In the Gulf of Mexico, there are more than 600 natural oil seeps that leak between one and five million barrels of oil per year, equivalent to roughly 80,000 to 200,000 tonnes.[38] When a petroleum seep forms underwater it may form a peculiar type of volcano known as an asphalt volcano."...

Hey, what kind of coral is that?

Asphalt volcano....Oh,,,I was picturing something much larger....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_seep

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10/25/2018 12:34 PM

One of the articles actually lays it out.

With the mud slide multiple oil seeps developed and there is was remedial work being done. Yet the leaks persists.

I think the oil comes up "naturally" now and the best one could probably do to produce the oil in a controlled fashion with new holes to deplete the oil seeps or even stop them.

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10/25/2018 4:10 PM

When YOU kick over the bee-hive, YOU deserve to be chased and stung...simple CAUSE and EFFECT.

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10/26/2018 11:06 AM

Again, instead of commenting on the SUBJECT, the Taylor Leak, I got two completely off topic jabs!

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"What Can We Do About THIS. "This" being the MAN MADE Taylor leak, not plugging every seep in the ocean.

70AARCuda, just what YOUR asinine comment about hornets is supposed to mean, I don't know and don't care!

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10/26/2018 2:38 PM

JPool answered the question, my repeating it would not add anything to the conversation...so I added a comment...

Shouldn't you be out chasing kids off the lawn....?

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10/26/2018 7:07 PM

JPool's response did add a reasonable response to the actual question that you seem to be incapable of comprehending!

So, as usual, you bring up totally unrelated topics having nothing to do with the Taylor damage and resulting spill.

Pigeons don't make very good responders to specific questions but rather just strut around knocking down the questioner. And then declaring that they won the debate.

"Shouldn't you be out chasing kids off the lawn?" is a very "intelligent" response in itself!

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10/28/2018 3:24 PM

Hey now, it may not be intelligent, but I enjoy chasing kids of my lawn.

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10/26/2018 4:34 PM

Here's a study done by a graduate student...

https://getd.libs.uga.edu/pdfs/harrison_sarah_j_201712_ms.pdf

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10/26/2018 9:14 PM

SE .. I appreciate the comments that add to the interesting topic.. (sorry lyn)

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10/27/2018 3:45 PM

I guess I will defend S.E. on this one. 20+ million gallons of oil naturally seep into the Gulf every year. (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000127082228.htm)

Compared to 1.4 million gallons from the Taylor incident since 2004, (100,000 gallons a year), nobody cares. It's just not significant enough.

Like I said in #1, there is nothing "we" can do about it.

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10/27/2018 4:07 PM

The Gulf of Mexico contains 643 quadrillion gallons of water. 20+ million gallons of natural oil seepage and 100,000 gallons from the Taylor incident. Do the math. We should worry about the natural seeps first.

I will admit that I never heard of the "Taylor Accident" before reading this post. Wonder why that is?

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10/27/2018 4:42 PM

Nobody really cares about oil leaks that don't foul the coastline....They threw a billion dollars at it, and went out of business it seems...It was rather costly for the company, and really no fault of their own, they just underestimated the power of mother nature....The oil breaks down over time and is a natural phenomena...I would like to see a study on what the effect is on algae growth...It is possible that oil seeps are contributing to red tide algal blooms....In the study cited earlier oil seems to break down into a lot of what I would call contributory elements...as usual though everybody wants to blame it on people...Environmentalists all seem to be anti-people, oh the're okay with other animals, but just the wild ones....

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