1,000 Barrels A Day Of Crude Hemorrhaging Into The Gulf Of Mexico

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Photo: US Coastguard

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning that the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem is threatened by the recent Transocean/BP rig disaster.1,000 barrels a day of oil are leaking into the water, and the the spill is covering 400 square miles of ocean.

Telegraph:

Four underwater vehicles have been deployed under the plan outlined by the Coast Guard and US Minerals Management Service. They will dive unmanned to the ocean floor to activate a blowout preventer, a giant series of pipes and valves that could staunch the leak.

Problem is, if the underwater subs don’t work, then it could take months to stop the leak.

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