Largest environmental disaster in U.S., and possibly world history
By Washington’s Blog
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It’s the largest environmental disaster in U.S. – and possibly world history. But do you know exactly where it is? Could you point to a map and show where the oil rig sank? Do you know what the topography of the surrounding area is?
Some oil industry professionals are worried that a landslide at the spill site could make the oil spill much worse by carrying away the blowout preventer, riser and all other equipment. While I have no idea how likely it is that a landslide could occur before the well is capped, it is true that:
(1) The spill site is located in a steep canyon, as discussed above;
(2) There are hundreds of feet of loose mud and muck on top of the sea floor in this area; and
(3) Many deepwater, oil-rich areas within the Gulf are tectonically active.
Read full article and view the extra large images over at Global Research, which allows for a very wide article column. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19813