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BP offers academics $500M to study oil spillís effects (Mississippi)
Sun Herald ^ | May 29, 2010 | By DONNA MELTON

Posted on 05/29/2010 1:34:37 PM PDT by Islander7

STENNIS SPACE CENTER — It could take years — and millions of dollars — before the full impact of the BP oil spill on the Gulf Coast is uncovered, a Hancock County scientist said.

Michael Carron, director of the Northern Gulf Institute at Stennis Space Center, met Wednesday with representatives from Mississippi and Florida institutions of higher learning for a one-day briefing with the House and Senate in Washington.

They discussed the oil spill and what resources and funding Gulf states universities will need to research its economic, social and environmental impact.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: bp; ecology; energy; oil
It’s led by Mississippi State University and includes the University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana State University, Florida State University and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama.
1 posted on 05/29/2010 1:34:38 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

Sounds like a payoff to me.


2 posted on 05/29/2010 1:37:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

I think I just found a new job. All I need is a nice boat (suitable for fishing or diving), a small bungalow on the beach and some diving gear. $2 million ought to cover it.


3 posted on 05/29/2010 1:40:51 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: Islander7
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4 posted on 05/29/2010 1:42:39 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Islander7
When Bad People calls the devil, it's a local call.
5 posted on 05/29/2010 1:42:44 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Islander7; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; KLT; montesquiue; Downsouth55; ...

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6 posted on 05/29/2010 1:44:05 PM PDT by WKB (I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield)
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To: cripplecreek

A payoff? Nope, I think they are doing the right thing here. The marshes, especially along the Mississippi River Delta, will fell the effects for many years. BP had little choice but to pony up the research and monitoring dough. The CEO took full responsibility during congressional testimony.


7 posted on 05/29/2010 1:44:07 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: WKB

Thanks, I’m at work without access to my ping list.

How are you doing? Recovering OK?


8 posted on 05/29/2010 1:45:11 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

BP is a major player on the ECX (European Climate exchange). The ECX is 50% owned by the CCX (Chicago Climate exchange)

People always assume that tax dollars paid for all the bogus climate studies but the reality is that the bulk of that money came from corporations.


9 posted on 05/29/2010 1:46:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Islander7

Last I heard there was a strong Marine Science group at University of South Florida...


10 posted on 05/29/2010 1:48:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: GOPJ
Last I heard there was a strong Marine Science group at University of South Florida...

There is. LSU has an outstanding science program too. USM (University of Southern Mississippi) has the nation's best polymer science program and the Gulf Coast Research Lab.

http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/

http://www.usm.edu/polymer/faculty/otaigbe.php

11 posted on 05/29/2010 1:59:48 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

I am doing fine. Just getting older by the minute.
I really wish BP could get that hole plugged. I work in the oilfield almost 20 years. I have seen wells bridge over on there their own. But this is not likely here becasue it cased in from top to bottom.


12 posted on 05/29/2010 2:00:33 PM PDT by WKB (I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield)
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To: WKB

Yeah, there is a lot of fishy business with this whole mess. The only silver lining, if there is one, is BP is not an American owned company.

Hope the mess can be cleaned up and drilling can proceed in shallower waters. It just breaks my heart to see this happening. The seafood industry was only just now getting back on its feet after Katrina.

Hope my Vietnamese friends are doing OK.


13 posted on 05/29/2010 2:11:05 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: cripplecreek
Sounds like a payoff to me.

Buying indulgences.

14 posted on 05/29/2010 2:27:33 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: Islander7

Half a billion dollars to find out crude oil kills things and businesses fold? Its a pay-off. We’ll see the usual crap come out of these money. Women and minorities hit hardest. The country needed productive workers, not to fund BS artists.


15 posted on 05/29/2010 2:30:27 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Paine in the Neck

I dated a sociologist who did her internship with Hershey Foods corporation. They funded her research but only used what they wanted to hear.


16 posted on 05/29/2010 2:48:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Brugmansian

Of course it is a payoff. I hope bp finds out they can’t buy friends, popularity or survival.

Laid off drilling people need to go to Westlake and piss on bp plaza. An entire industry filled with many honorable, capable hard working people held hostage because of the reckless inexperience and poor operating practices of one company and one drilling team. This need not have happened at all. It is the result of pure reckless negligence! Not cutting corners just negligence.

People capable of drilling post holes in Kansas need to stay there and stay the hell out of blue water. It is obviously more than they can handle.

Settles and Landry have become a monotonous drone. They don’t know what else to do. They got nothing. Landry is making excuses for the lack of progress because they spend three weeks screwing with the BOP stack.

These people are just punching the tarbaby.

Obastard wants this to linger and fester. It just plays into his grand scheme for further and accelerated destruction of the United States.

bp blood money offered to the most willing whores. I wonder how many others are being paid off to continue support of this charade and parade of fancy boy clowns?


17 posted on 05/29/2010 3:36:58 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: WKB
...becasue it cased in from top to bottom

What does that mean?

18 posted on 05/29/2010 3:46:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: Islander7

“Global warming is causing the sea to rise which is causing pipes to stretch and break”. That should be worth at least $500k.


19 posted on 05/29/2010 3:52:23 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: GOPJ

(becasue it cased in from top to bottom)

If they were still in the drilling process there would X
amount of open hole from the bottom of the last casing that
had been set to the bottom of the hole. This well had been finished and they had run casing from top to bottom.
(Basically 1 big long piece of steel pipe.) There is no open formation to cave in and bridge the well over. There is the rare possibility the casing could collapse. But that is highly unlikely. I hope this answers your question.


20 posted on 05/29/2010 4:00:50 PM PDT by WKB (I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield)
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To: WKB

“There is the rare possibility the casing could collapse.”

On another thread about suggested solutions there is talk of using a nuke in an adjacent well to “collapse” the casing downhole. The Russians have done that successfully in the past.

That should be considered an option to use the “relief well” hole for that purpose if (when!?) the relief well(s) don’t work. Of course they’ll probably drill a 12-inch hole for the relief well, and find out later that the smallest nuke package that could work needs 18-inches.


21 posted on 05/29/2010 4:07:00 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: WKB
Thanks - it helped. Could a shut off valve be put in the original casing when the well is drilled - then if there's a problem a back up solution's in place?
22 posted on 05/29/2010 4:26:04 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: GOPJ

That is the function of the blow out preventers and they failed for reasons unknown as far I can tell from reading.. I can’t think of anyway what your talking about can be done.


23 posted on 05/29/2010 5:14:48 PM PDT by WKB (I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield)
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To: Islander7

When our tin-pot dictator, who overthrew the legitimate government of this country, was over in Louisana this week, he kept refering to Secretary Chu as having a team of “experts” there working on the problem and kept repeating that Chu is a NOBEL PRIZE winner, like it made him a genius and could walk on water. obama obviously thinks the NOBEL PRIZE is a great achievement and we should be in awe. I seem to remember he also received a NOBEL PRIZE a couple of weeks after he took office. Therefore, I don’t think I’m too impressed with Chu’s credentials.


24 posted on 05/29/2010 5:55:12 PM PDT by jmax
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To: Islander7

Southern Miss has been doing research on the Coast for years, at the Gulf Islands National Seashore, in Ocean Springs


25 posted on 05/29/2010 9:03:10 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
Actually, it is Gulf Research Lab that works in concert with the National Seashore.

I love the park there. Great area for picnics, fishing, boating.

There is even a pet for the kids.

Smiling Charlie likes to be hand fed.

26 posted on 05/29/2010 11:09:26 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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