by PEU Report/State of the Division
June 06, 2010
BP President Tony Hayward said, according to MSNBC:
“The containment cap is producing around 10,000 barrels of oil a day to the surface which is being processed on the surface,” he said.
Asked what proportion that represented of the total oil leaking, Hayward said: “At the moment it’s difficult to say but we would expect it to be the majority, probably the vast majority of the oil.”
Note Hayward’s imprecise speech. How much did he round up to reach 10,000? Tony didn’t say how many barrels a day are collected in tanker holds.
The lower range of the spill is 10,000 to 19,000 barrels a day, while the upper bound is 60,000 – ?. Given these numbers, this is the range of BP’s collection efforts.
10,000 – 100%
19,000 – roughly 50%
60,000 – 17%
Recall when BP collected 5,000 barrels a day from the siphon, i.e. 100% of the official government/BP spill estimate? The government, BP’s partner in misinformation, is yet to issue an upper bound estimate.
How many leaks remain? The focus is the riser above the blowout preventer, but questions remain about the integrity of the wellhead. Oil expert Matt Simmons said fissures on the sea floor are spewing oil. Neither BP or the government spoke to Mr. Simmons assessment.
Until relief wells plug the leak from below, this is vacuuming job on water, a sopping job on land. President Obama is yet to answer the supertanker question, posed in his press conference.
Alabama’s Governor and Thad Allen agreed:
to a new plan that would significantly increase protection on the state’s coast with larger booms, beachfront barriers, skimmers and a new system to protect Perdido Bay near the Florida line.
It took 44 days for Dutch skimmers to be approved.
Day 47 finds the government and BP continuing their risk management campaigns. At least Tony Hayward’s language reinforces this practice.
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer
Information about Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana allowing tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of toxins from molds by intentionally concealing evidence
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in