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Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill
al.com ^ | 5/3/10 | Ben Raines

Posted on 05/03/2010 3:19:22 PM PDT by Nachum

If U.S. officials had followed up on a 1994 response plan for a major Gulf oil spill, it is possible that the spill could have been kept under control and far from land.

The problem: The federal government did not have a single fire boom on hand.

burn2.jpgView full size(AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Sawyer)This April 28, 2010 image made from video released by the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command, shows an in situ burn in the Gulf of Mexico, in response to the oil spill after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon. The "In-Situ Burn" plan produced by federal agencies in 1994 calls for responding to a major oil spill in the Gulf with the immediate use of fire booms.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boom; bp; deephorz; deepwaterhorizon; despite; energy; fire; offshore; oil; oilspill; plan

1 posted on 05/03/2010 3:19:22 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 05/03/2010 3:19:50 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

W’s fault.


3 posted on 05/03/2010 3:22:04 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Nachum

Lets put these people in charge of healthcare.

/s


4 posted on 05/03/2010 3:22:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Nachum

Just saw this over on Drudge and did a quick search (and it worked) before I posted it also!

Plz add me to your pingy list.

If you have a chance, read the comments on AI article. Priceless...some are soooo drunk on ObamaKoolAid that they are crying ‘RAAACIST’ the criticisms of the Obama Administration DOING NOTHING for ten day.

Or...they are just hourly bloggers from some bunker operating OFA...


5 posted on 05/03/2010 3:23:14 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: Nachum

An image provided by Carmi, Ill.-based Elastec/American Marine shows an oil burn being conducted in one of its patented Hydro-Fire Boom systems. The inflatable, fire-resistant, water-cooled boom was developed to contain surface oil and burn it offshore, helping prevent destruction of critical environmentally sensitive shoreline habitats, company officials said.

6 posted on 05/03/2010 3:24:11 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Nachum
As a nation we pay serious money for agency’s that spend years and billions to plan for disasters, and the execution is zip. That is what needs to be investigated.
7 posted on 05/03/2010 3:25:20 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: Nachum

Color me stupid, but is this the SAME rig that had 11 DIE on it?? I NEVER hear about the 11 DEAD PEOPLE....why??


8 posted on 05/03/2010 3:26:58 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

“People, BAD. Birds, GOOD.”

Catch up.


9 posted on 05/03/2010 3:30:21 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women" - 0. Ageist, Racist, Sexist.)
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To: Ann Archy

I have wondered the same thing.


10 posted on 05/03/2010 3:31:27 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: Nachum

I also remember in the very beginning them talking about doing burns and never heard about them again. Certainly no pics of the burns from satellite. It seemed like a reasonable response, what happened?


11 posted on 05/03/2010 3:31:50 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: Ann Archy

“Color me stupid, but is this the SAME rig that had 11 DIE on it?? I NEVER hear about the 11 DEAD PEOPLE....why??”

Have any names been released? Poor Philipino workers doing “the jobs Americans won’t do?”


12 posted on 05/03/2010 3:33:35 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Nachum

They have not acted because they want this to be the biggest eco disaster this country has ever seen(in their eyes) so they can then have the media propaganda to have the public hate the oil companies more than ever.
With that public hate they will take over the oil companies and be well on their way to completing their ruin of this country.

Pretty simple really!


13 posted on 05/03/2010 3:34:11 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

You are added. Thanks.

This bunch attacks when they sense they are in trouble, and they are indeed in trouble.


14 posted on 05/03/2010 3:34:13 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Didn't Bush used them to fix the levee leaks /S

I mean it was Bush and Cheney's weather machine that aimed Katrina at those black people he hates.

So who is to blame for not having executed the government's own 1994 plan to store containment booms at strategic spots?

Obviously Bush.

15 posted on 05/03/2010 3:35:06 PM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Nachum

Haliburton/Cheney/Bush’s fault.

umm, ummm, ummm
Barack Hussein Obama...


16 posted on 05/03/2010 3:37:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: WHBates

The companies should be required to keep the equipment handy,

but they own the government. Some will call that “freedom”


17 posted on 05/03/2010 3:37:31 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Uncle Miltie

So far NO ONE has answered me that this was the rig where 11 people died or not.....so help me catch up, OK?


18 posted on 05/03/2010 3:42:55 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Shermy
I'm sorry but while what you say is true on one level we as nation pay serious money for federal agency's to do that very thing. In fact we have serious regulation on these companies and level serious taxes them for the privilege to be regulated. Something is very screwy with this entire thing, there were emergency plans in place to handle this type of accident. I hear no one in the media asking the question about how this got to this point with some government agency taking control, that is why they are there.
19 posted on 05/03/2010 3:47:38 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: WHBates

You’re right.

I will also say the “quiet” from BP employees might be “contractual” too. All I can find is comments from family members.


20 posted on 05/03/2010 3:50:12 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Ann Archy

http://www.deepwaterhorizoncondolences.com/

Deep Water Horizon Condolences


21 posted on 05/03/2010 3:59:00 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Tarpon

“So who is to blame for not having executed the government’s own 1994 plan to store containment booms at strategic spots?”

My recollection is that the Clinton Co-POTUS was in charge from Jan 20, 1993 to Jan 20, 2001.


22 posted on 05/03/2010 3:59:44 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

You’re right, but it wasn’t his watch ... So it looks like “you’re doing a heck of a job Bami” is our guy. Opa 1990 assigns the task of oil spill containment to the office of the president. In this case, it’s our hey ‘it wasn’t me’ so-called president.

You know what they same about who is on watch. If you don’t recall what the lefties did to Bush a few years ago, and Bami is still blaming Bush for what Freddie and Fannie and their Democrats cohorts did with the financial system, Bush put forth 17 warnings in 2008 and the Democrats sat and fiddled.


23 posted on 05/03/2010 4:07:38 PM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Ann Archy

Yes.


24 posted on 05/03/2010 4:07:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Nachum

Clinton, the gift that keeps on giving.


25 posted on 05/03/2010 4:17:19 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Global Warming™ - Too big to fail.)
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To: Ann Archy

Missing and presumed dead.

The media is more interested in 11 dead sea turtles than the dead oil workers.

Priorities, you know.


26 posted on 05/03/2010 4:36:09 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Nachum

This is the critical piece in tghis report

“”They said this was the tool of last resort. No, this is absolutely the asset of first use. Get in there and start burning oil before the spill gets out of hand,” Bohleber said. “If they had six or seven of these systems in place when this happened and got out there and started burning, it would have significantly lessened the amount of oil that got loose.”

When i first heard this statement from the feds of burning being last resort I found that odd. These people must be made to explain why burning wasn’t conducted sooner


27 posted on 05/03/2010 4:36:32 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: WHBates

guess they are all downloading porno instead of working...


28 posted on 05/03/2010 5:15:59 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Ann Archy
Color me stupid, but is this the SAME rig that had 11 DIE on it?? I NEVER hear about the 11 DEAD PEOPLE....why??

Uh,,, eleven missing.....

Until I see 11 bodies, I will think sabotage.

29 posted on 05/03/2010 5:33:11 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: Tarpon

You too are correct. My reference to the ‘Clinton’ watch was because the ‘gov’ts own 1994 plan...’ and that was Clinton’s time in office. The Lefty Commie Lying SOB’s never want to take responsibility. Since they are not responsible, let’s get them out of there before they screw up anything else! Bambi is of course responsible, and failed this test, just as he has failed every other test during the year plus he has been the pretender and usurper.

This is the year we have to strip Congress of those who bow to him (while he bows to foreign leaders who are not our friends and thumbs his nose at our allies).


30 posted on 05/03/2010 7:03:59 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Nachum

This scandal is on fire! Thank you! Adding to research. [Links in profile]


31 posted on 05/04/2010 5:01:26 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (We knew deep down it was this bad. Devour ugly truths with glee -- truth is our weapon.)
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To: Nachum

Question regarding Oil Spill: a new well could be dug deep beneath the sea in 90 days. Remember when rats complained that new oil rigs would take FIFTEEN YEARS? B.S. Just regulatory stumbling blocks.


32 posted on 05/04/2010 5:08:45 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (We knew deep down it was this bad. Devour ugly truths with glee -- truth is our weapon.)
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To: Jazz1968

Don’t forget that BP is a BRITISH company...I’m sure that has to be a factor as well......


33 posted on 05/04/2010 8:44:01 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Updates :

WSJ: Some Success in Removing Leaking Gulf Oil ( Tube inserted into the Riser )

And:

'Obama's Katrina': an Illustrated Timeline

34 posted on 05/16/2010 4:18:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Nachum

Update ping....see above links.


35 posted on 05/16/2010 4:19:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Nachum
From Drudge:


OBAMA ADMIN GAVE RIG 'SAFETY AWARD' LAST YEAR


36 posted on 05/16/2010 4:20:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: 2aberro

60 minutes is doing a really good interview right now....


37 posted on 05/16/2010 4:24:45 PM PDT by kjam22
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To: Nachum


The problem: The federal government did not have a single fire boom on hand.

Our tax dollars NOT at work.
Instead they funded some ongoing criminal enterprise like ACORN.


38 posted on 05/16/2010 4:31:39 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thank you! Haha! Funny how issues overlap. From global warming to climagegate to CCX to a poor emergency response scandal to power to attempting to make one’s own bungling a rallying cry for warmers.


39 posted on 05/18/2010 1:34:26 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (We knew deep down it was this bad. Devour ugly truths with glee -- truth is our weapon.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Power as in energy? As in power? Both.


40 posted on 05/18/2010 1:35:59 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (We knew deep down it was this bad. Devour ugly truths with glee -- truth is our weapon.)
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