If the relief wells now being drilled by BP do not work, we may all well be unknowingly dead. Extinction of the human race (and all other forms of life as we know it) is the ultimate risk.
I know you don't want to hear this, who does? Wishing for the best or ignoring reality won't work. If the wells don't work, this well will dump toxic crap for years and years and years – until the pressure differential equalizes. Well, maybe a nuke could fix this, maybe. Fifty-fifty chance at best.
So, the truth is, it may be too late for any words I or anyone can write. Wordsmiths can't argue with Mother Nature. No matter how much propaganda governments belch, they can't dismiss a problem that threatens the very survival of the earth itself. We can't tax the oil away. We can't legislate away the health issues associated with this man-made disaster.
I guess I could go on and on about how if only I were in charge of MMS I would have never signed off on ANY underwater drilling...Is there an effective plan to stop catastrophic blowouts in even 200 feet of water? Prove it, if you think so...MAYBE (maybe) we can deal with something like this on land.
The government and their apologists tell us they know how to run everything while in fact they know nothing about what is important. If they had a clue about what is important to real people, the government would have never allowed private banking to control our money or corporations to write our laws. How did we allow such corruption to rule our world?
I don't think the wells will work. In fact, I expect the “relief” drillers to explode much as Deepwater Horizon did. Initial reports put the PSI on this well at 165,000 which is about 10,000 times what current technology can contain. Two wells won't relieve this. Even mainstream media has started to admit the PSI on the wellhead is 20,000 to 70,000 PSI. Can two wells contain this?
Even if the new wells don't blowout, will the weight of mud or cement overcome the pressure in the original well? Can they even find the original well if the casing is gone (no, no magnetics.) I think if the wells don't blow, it will only be because they don't intercept the pressure (miss casing.)
Somebody has to say this. Our governments no longer represent their people. Everybody “in charge” is bought off. Everybody knows how screwed up things are, I've got little to add here on that problem.
This thing is out of control already, I think. Prove me wrong or right in mid August...