David Anthony Kearns with video contributions by Stanley S. Morton, III

BP Oil spill in Gallons

Friday, May 14, 2010

We've likely surpassed Exxon Valdez

When BP finally released video of the oil spill, all scientists - and indeed a physics student in high school could likely do it - had to do was use the size of the pipe and the apparent speed of the plumes to figure out the flow rate in gallons per hour. Then they did the amazing trick of multiplying this by 24 to get a daily flow rate= 70,000 gallons per day.
Which means we have surpassed the spill of the Exxon Valdez days ago.
Tony Fucking Hayward calls this "a relatively Tiny spill" to the British press. He simply will not learn that he cannot say one thing to the American press, then say the precise opposite to the British Press, as we Americans are quite familiar with the damned internet, thank you very much.

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