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Coast Guard says sheen may be from rig wreckage *updated*
09-28-2011, 02:18 AM #1
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"Oil sheens spotted in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of BP’s failed Macondo well may be coming from the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon rig, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Sheens have been spotted repeatedly in recent weeks near the accident site, leading some environmentalist and plaintiffs to speculate that the well was leaking again.

The government posted video of the Macondo well and the relief well taken by remote controlled submarines sent down to the sites earlier this month. Neither site appears to be leaking, according to the Coast Guard.

On Tuesday, the Coast Guard issued a Notice of Federal Interest to Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig, which is still sitting on the sea floor near the wells. The notice puts a potential responsible party on notice that they may be financially responsible for cleanup costs and damages under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

“This is part of the process we take whenever there is an oil sighting that cannot be immediately attributed to a specific source,” said Capt. Jonathan Burton, commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Morgan City, in a statement. ”We will actively work with Transocean to discuss options to determine whether or not the wreckage is the cause.”

The oil may be leaking from the severed riser pipe that previously connected the well on the sea floor with the rig, the Coast Guard said. It is twisted and severed, laying on the sea floor.

“If a volume of oil has remained in the riser, there is no question that it is oil from BP’s Macondo well,” said Brian Kennedy, a spokesman for Transocean. “As owner and operator, BP is the responsible party for all fluids that emanated from the Macondo well head, and BP has repeatedly acknowledged that responsibility. Transocean has accepted responsible party status for rig fluids, such as diesel fuel, consistent with the law.”

He said Transocean is committed to working with BP, the Coast Guard and others to investigate the sheen reports.

“As we have said and the U. S. Coast Guard now confirms, the Macondo well is not leaking oil and is not the source of the sheens,” BP said in a statement. “We will continue to cooperate with the Coast Guard to investigate other possible sources, including Transocean’s riser.”


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09-28-2011, 02:29 AM #2
Tacolover II Member
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OMG, natural occurrences in The Gulf of Mexico may cause fish and pelican trauma. perhaps it's the man eating microbes..... Oh my...
09-28-2011, 02:29 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Well I guess that's considered good news for being oil spill related drinking.gif
09-28-2011, 02:33 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Rumor has it was this sheen... İmage

Just proves BP is lining the coast guards pocket. rofl.gif rofl.gif beerbong.gif


09-28-2011, 02:37 AM #5
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(09-28-2011, 02:29 AM)Octo Wrote:  Well I guess that's considered good news for being oil spill related drinking.gif

Octo I'm just being bad, Trying to point out some of the issues blamed on the oil and gas industry is nothing more than a natural phenomenon... There is a issue... drinking.gif and you know what it is...



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