For Outdoor Water
When I submitted the design to BP
about 3 weeks into the spill, they responded saying my system was too busy.
I wonder if they still believe that to be true. Just read this paragraph
and decide if you think the GooneyWater/GooneyOil system should become mandatory
for all oil drilling rigs pro-active of future accidents. Then
call your Senators and Representatives and give them this link: Gooneybird_Oil_Spill_Index
This is a section
of UPDATE of August 28, 2010 7 PM email newsletter from BP.
By the Numbers to Date:
|The administration has authorized the deployment of 17,500 National Guard
states to respond to this crisis; currently, 1,134 are active.
|More than 29,700 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline
and wildlife and cleanup vital coastlines.
|More than 4,300 vessels are currently responding on site, including
skimmers, tugs, barges, and recovery vessels to assist in containment and
cleanup efforts—in addition to dozens of aircraft, remotely operated
vehicles, and multiple mobile offshore drilling units.
|Approximately 1.81 million feet of containment boom* and 9.16 million feet
of sorbent boom have been deployed to contain the spill—and approximately
2.32 million feet of containment boom and 3.48 million feet of sorbent boom
|More than 34.7 million gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered.
| Approximately 1.84 million gallons of total dispersant have been
applied—1.07 million on the surface and 771,000 sub-sea. Approximately
577,000 gallons are available.
|411 controlled burns have been conducted, efficiently removing a total of
more than 11.14 million gallons of oil from the open water in an effort to
protect shoreline and wildlife. Because calculations on the volume of oil
burned can take more than 48 hours, the reported total volume may not reflect
the most recent controlled burns.
|17 staging areas are in place to protect sensitive shorelines.
|Approximately 127 miles of
shoreline is currently experiencing moderate to heavy oil
impacts—approximately 111 miles in
, 11 miles in
, 3 miles in
, and 2 miles in
. Approximately 520 miles of shoreline are experiencing light to trace oil
impacts—approximately 235 miles in
, 96 miles in
, 65 miles in
, and 124 miles in
. These numbers reflect a daily snapshot so that planning and field operations
can more quickly respond to new impacts; they do not include cumulative
impacts to date, or shoreline that has already been cleared.
|Approximately 48,114 square miles of
Gulf of Mexico
federal waters remain closed to fishing in order to balance economic and
public health concerns. Approximately 80 percent remains open. Details can be
found at http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/.
|To date, the administration has leveraged assets and skills from numerous
foreign countries and international organizations as part of this historic,
all-hands-on-deck response, including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China,
Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands,
Norway, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates,
United Kingdom, the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization, the
European Union’s Monitoring and Information Centre, and the European
Maritime Safety Agency.|
*The decrease in boom numbers is due to the continued recovery of
displaced boom. Once recovered, this boom must be decontaminated, repaired,
inspected, and certified before being staged or redeployed. New boom is being
deployed in some areas.