Sunday, May 02, 2010

OILSPILL May2nd Update : NOAA Closing Parts of Gulf To Fishing and Boating

NOAA Map showing the Oil Slick as of May 2nd 2010, Map Below shows No FishIng Map. NWF has post explaining that the Oil Slick has tripled in size over the weekend, in less than 36 hours.

Please do look at Photos/Images from May1st post and you can really see massive size of the Oil Slick.
NOAA website has PDF that you can view the Projection Maps that shows the extent and growth of the Oilspill this weekend.
NOAA made Announcement in past half hour that most of the Gulf will now be closed to Fishing, All Fishing Recreational and Commercial. Please do Look at the map above and you can see total scope of this Disaster's breadth.NOAA is saying it is for the Next 10 days, but we all know that Oil can have longterm effects.Obama Cabinet members were on morning talk shows, and President Obama is reviewing region this afternoon.CNN Just made the announcement at 2:20PM regarding the Fishing Closure by NOAA.
The Deepwater Horizon Response website continues to have all the updates and I encourage that you check with the Site on more regular basis, as it has updates from all involved from NOAA to Coast Guard.
(Important Imformation I will be posting daily)

People looking to volunteer with the response, call (866) 448-5816. To report affected wildlife, call (866) 557-1401, claims (800) 440-0858
If you want to help or Volunteer I have whole post below on how to help that has links and resources.
BBC has extensive coverage of the Disaster and pulls no punches in their coverage and the questions about BP and their handling of this event. They even include the Lawsuits in their reporting. It is also worth seeing the BBC photo section of Animals and birds at risk, really amazing album.
For HEALTH RELATED concerns regarding the oil spill, contact the Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.
( as a Nurse I encourage anyone with heart issues or asthma /COPD need to really take care as the fumes come to shore.Also anyone with immune problems or damage. If people do go out while the fumes or air is contaminated remember to cover up and wear masks especially if fumes causes coughing.)
"We are tied to the ocean.. when we go back to the sea, sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came."~ John F. Kennedy (via @CrisisMappers )


tom said...

Christ what a mess, spill baby spill, now we will get to see the spectacle of Jindall, Barber and other right wing governors complaing about the federal response being slow, un-coordinated, yadda yadda now these troglodytes who hate government will have to be burdened by the socialist police, EPA, NOAA and FEMA trying to help the folks who don't want to pay the taxes that support these government enitites, but they DO want is cheap gas
This looks like it may be the worst Oil Spill ever, it looks like BP (beyond petroleum ha) had faulty equipment installed by KBR or Haliburton, and of course Taxpayers will foot the bill....
And we all laughed at Carter in his sweater...

enigma4ever said...

Oil Fumes are being detected in ALL Coastal LA counties....

researching what to advise...

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Christopher said...

Please read this.

Gulf of Mexico oil gushers could kill the Earth’s oceans in their entirety if this leak isn’t stopped.

First they have to get the oil rig off the hole to get at it in order to try to cap it. Do you know the level of effort it will take to move that wrecked oil rig, sitting under 5,000 feet of water? That operation alone would take years and hundreds of millions to accomplish. Then, how do you cap that hole in the muddy ocean floor? There just is no way. No way.

The only piece of human technology that might address this is a nuclear bomb. I’m not kidding. If they put a nuke down there in the right spot it might seal up the hole. Nothing short of that will work.

If we can’t cap that hole that oil is going to destroy the oceans of the world. It only takes one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife.

Are you starting to get the magnitude of this?

enigma4ever said...

Amen brother...amen..spoken eloquently as usual....I don't really think this scene will get better for awhile,....I also hope that the Explosion at some point is investigated and really looked at...and also the Halliburton thugs that did work on the platform....70% of certain shrimp and oysters come from the region, 40% of the seafood for the Americas...But worse that the Coast down there-that is their lively hood...their way of life their culture and their work... and the amount of species in the path-up to 600 is on all levels...horrific.

thanks for the article...I am trying to update this today,...I actually am spending most of my time on twitter these days @watergatesummer.Have been mostly sharing info there-trying to get info out and resources re.volunteeering,fish status, etc.I have been tweeting many hours a day on this-for about ?? 5 days..when it first happened and the first 7-8 days I thought it was amazing that there was so little info available...almost nil. ( A DC friend said that Chemical Cos and Oil Cos. have special status -they can say that it's a Security risk to release info-so that is why she thought there was so little info)

I am posting more updates later today, and if you scroll down I have tried to post as many links as possible to give the big picture. This afternoon I have a post that is from the WSJ and experts are really not sure of the TRUE amount gushing, but they estimate it to be up to 1 Million Gallons per day...and yes most of the articles are also expressing concern regarding that NO suitable Real solution has been put forth....

On another level I watched a presser on Friday and the BP rep admitted that the Leak is not midway up the pipe, that the biggest leak is at the Seabed ( that's the biggest leak of the situation with 2 higher up leaks in the line). Then add this to the Crappy Halliburton repairs, and the Missing BOP valve that would have only cost 500,000 dollars...this is a mess that did not have to happen.

And yes, I hope that Obama is reviewing all his positions from Coal to Drilling....but for now I am just going to be posting on the Oil Disaster....

and yes, the post this afternoon will be how dire this situation really is...

( btw do come to's a great community-people are really working there-talking real issues, problemsolving, and sharing research and news....)

sorry that was so long...nice to see you..take care