Oceanographer Warns That BP Oil Disaster Created a New Fault Which Could “Release Oil Indefinitely”
February 19, 2013
The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico hasn’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.
Later in the article the source of this oil sheen is discussed, and the possible implications are revealed:
The concern, he noted, is trying to sort out its source. “The chemical data are a bit ambiguous.” Some analyses he’s seen suggest the presence of drilling fluid, which is consistent with what Schumaker has heard. But other analyses, from other sources that he said he’s privy to, find no drilling fluid.
In that case, it’s possible that the wreckage in 2010 somehow opened up a new fault on the seafloor. That possibility is inconsistent with BP’s findings, but would nevertheless indicate potential for an indefinite release of oil.”
It is no surprise that this possibility conflicts with BP’s findings, and it is important to mention that so far BP’s findings and predictions have been far from trustworthy. At this time though, there have been few other realistic explanations put forward as to why these new slicks are continuing to materialize.