Monday, June 21, 2010

60 minutes: string of mishaps and bad calls caused Gulf disaster

Eye witness report from before the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and expert analysis: watch vidio from CBS 60 Minutes. Reported problems in the weeks and days before the explosion set the stage for the tragedy, given the bad management responses.

Now an internal BP-document shows that the company has estimated that as much as 100,000 barrels of oil (about 16 million liters) may be gushing from the well every day--much higher than the numbers the Government has been quoting.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That's 69 barrels a minute or slightly over a barrel a second! That's some force. Why don't they just explode it - the weight of the water might seal a collapsed well - or set off a bigger leak.