Thursday, May 27, 2010

Coverage of the oil spill

Am i the only one who's really disappointed in the coverage of the BP oil spill? All they do is talk about political posturing and blowback or how much oil might be coming out. What I want to hear, and has been almost completely absent, is a basic description of the mechnical systems down there, how they are suppowsed to work, where the damage is believed to be, why obvious solutions like pumping a bunch of cement or cement equivalent won't work, and why seemingly ridiculous things like shooting ping pong ball in to block it are even seriously discussed. And please throw in some serious diagrams, not something the art department whipped up after watching The Abyss last night. If anyone is aware of such converage, let me know and give me a link if its on the web.

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