In Photos: Two months later, the oil still flows

A breached well has been pouring oil into the Gulf of Mexico for two months now. Nonstop. According to the Associated Press, as much as 125 million gallons may have flowed so far. (Yahoo! News has a roundup of weekend developments. And continuous updates on the story, often many a day, are available from AP and from Reuters.)

Over the weekend, drilling crews raced to build relief wells and Gulf Coast residents were infuriated by reports of BP CEO Tony Hayward attending a yachting competition. BP — which leased the oil rig that exploded April 20, killing 11 workers — pledged last week to set up a $20 billion fund to help relieve people whose businesses and lives have been affected by the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

With an earthquake or tornado, the damage is immediately evident. But the oil spill isn’t like that. Officials can’t survey the damage and begin rebuilding. The oil keeps coming and coming, and cleanup workers can only try to keep the oil from the shores, from the animals, from the way of life that people in the Gulf know and rely on.   For photos click here

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At spill hearing, BP CEO says he’s ‘deeply sorry’

WASHINGTON – Chastened by heavy criticism from lawmakers, a grim-faced BP chief executive Tony Hayward said Thursday he was “deeply sorry” for his company’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

“I understand the seriousness of the situation, the frustrations and fears that continue to be voiced,” he told a House investigations subcommittee.

But before testifying, Hayward had to endure more than an hour of mostly unrelenting criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike.

“We are not small people, but we wish to get our lives back,” Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., the panel’s chairman, told Hayward, throwing back at the oil giant comments made the day before by BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg — about how BP sympathized with the “small people” of the Gulf — and Hayward’s earlier remark that he wanted his “life back.” Read More

Lambs Fellowship Electronic Recycling Event

Free Electronic Recycling Fundraiser Event.

EZPC Recycle and Lams Fellowship Lake Elsinore Church are hosting an electronic recycling drop off event this weekend.

Come by with all of your unwanted and obselete electronics.

It will be held this Saturday 6/19/2010 between 9am-1pm

Lambs Fellowship Lake Elsinore

21901 Railroad Canyon Rd Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

Su Lincoln 951-471-3807

Rafael Loza 714-457-3653


 

Update on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response – 10 June

BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico.

Subsea Source Control and Containment

The lower marine riser package (LMRP) containment cap, installed on June 3, continues to collect oil and gas flowing from the MC252 well and transport them to the Discoverer Enterprise drillship on the surface.

In the first 12 hours of June 9 (midnight to noon), approximately 7,920 barrels of oil were collected and 15.7 million cubic feet of natural gas were flared. On June 8, a total of approximately 15,000 barrels of oil were collected and 29.4 million cubic feet of natural gas were flared.

Lightering – the transfer of crude oil from one vessel to another – from storage on the Discoverer Enterprise to the barge Massachussetts began on the morning of June 9 and continues. When the process is complete, the barge will transport the oil for discharge at an onshore terminal.

The volume of oil captured and gas flared is being updated twice daily on BP’s website, www.bp.com. The LMRP containment cap never before has been deployed at these depths and conditions, and its efficiency and ability to contain the oil and gas cannot be assured.

Preparations for additional planned enhancements to the LMRP containment system continue to progress.Read More

Update on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico.

Subsea Source Control and Containment

The lower marine riser package (LMRP) containment cap, installed on June 3, continues to collect oil and gas flowing from the well and transport them to the Discoverer Enterprise drillship on the surface. On June 5, a total of 10,500 barrels of oil was collected and 22 million standard cubic feet of natural gas was flared. From June 3 through June 5, the volume of oil collected was 16,600 barrels and 32.7 million standard cubic feet of natural gas was flared.

Optimization continues and improvement in oil collection is expected over the next several days. It will be a few days before an assessment can be made as to the success of this containment effort.

This is a complex operation, involving risks and uncertainties, being carried out 5,000 feet under water. The LMRP containment cap never before has been deployed at these depths and conditions, and its efficiency and ability to contain the oil and gas cannot be assured.

The volume of oil captured and gas flared is being updated daily on BP’s website, www.bp.com

Preparations for additional planned enhancements to the LMRP cap containment system continue to progress.

Read More at BP.Com

Boy Scout Electronic Recycling Fundraiser at Frys Electronics

We are hosting a Free Electronic Recycling Event on June 5, 2010.

San Diego Boy Scout Troop has partnered with Fry’s Electronics and EZPC Recycle to host an Electronic Recycling Fund-raising Event.

Bring all of your unused and unwanted electronics to be disposed of properly.

All of the proceeds will go to help out the Sand Diego Boy Scout Troop.

For more information, Click Here