ByÂ JG Vibes
February 19, 2013
The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico hasnâ€™t been in the news much over the past year, but the clean up is far from over and many have warned that the problem was never really resolved.
Just recently, an oceanographer appeared on multiple mainstream media outlets to warn of the possibility that the BP oil disaster opened up a new fault, and could be leaking oil into the ocean indefinitely.
â€œA persistent, mysterious â€œoil sheenâ€ in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of BPâ€™s Deepwater Horizon disaster grew to more than seven-miles long and one-mile wide during a recent stretch of calm seas, based on aerial observations made by a former NASA physicist turned environmental activist.â€
â€œWe had maybe three or four days (of calm weather) and thatâ€™s all it took for the stuff to build up considerably,â€ Bonny Schumaker, the physicist who now runs the non-profitOn Wings of Care, which makes regular flights over regions of the Gulf affected by the 2010 oil spill.
In a flight report from Jan. 27Â posted on the groupâ€™s website, she described the oily expanse as â€œhuge.â€
Schumaker first noticed the sheen in September 2012, when it was also reported by BP to theÂ National Response Center, the point of contact for all oil spills and other discharges into the environment.
However, since BP has been in charge of their own investigation it is very possible that they are taking measures to cover up the situation and make it appear to be less of a problem.
THis is just great news isn't it. TheÂ pressureÂ this will create among the ocean floor in the long run might beÂ devastating, Â Add to the state ofÂ LouisianaÂ and the salt domes filling up with water this could create a disaster that isn't to pretty.