11 May 2010

Sea and Air Forces Doing a Good Job Dispersing Oil Slick


Oil sheen boundary extends to multiple points of land, which are largely guarded by booms. Due to extensive use of dispersants, the heaviest, densest part of the oil slick area has remained limited -- close to the original drill site. Small patches of medium slick have broken off and drifted away -- and have largely dispersed to light slick and sheen.
Air force sprays oil dispersant
US Air Force reserve pilots in C-130 hunting for oil slick in order to spray dispersant from the air. Notice the striped and patchy nature of the brown slick -- it was already partially dispersed before the pilots arrived with new dispersant.

Despite apocalyptic predictions from government, media, and "environmental" spokespersons, the heaviest portion of the slick remains almost directly above the original drill site. As one moves away from the drill site, the slick appears to disperse rapidly. Once the oil stops gushing from the seafloor, the surface cleanup should proceed rapidly.

NOLA Updated Oil Spill Coverage

Miami Herald Oil Spill Coverage


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