Black People : Are the Gulf States going to be Evacuated?

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  1. Ankhur

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    I read an article from Reuters that stated that a noted professor of oceanography from aTexas university,
    said that the methane and other highly poisonous gases, from the spill will effect a 200 mile radius.

    A Washington Post article quoted an oil magnate, stateing that 29 million people may be evacuated.

    Has anyone else heard anything about this?
     
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    Yeah Sun Ra is beaming Black folks up to his Ark as I am writing.
     
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    For example, Congress passed the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 2000 "to promote the research, identification, assessment, exploration, and development of methane hydrate resources...."

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 also provided government support for methane hydrate research, exploration and development - including in deep water.

    The Department of Energy has actively encouraged deepwater drilling for methane hydrates. See this and this.

    Indeed, this has specifically included support for deepwater drilling for methane in the Gulf of Mexico. See this, this, this, this, this,

    In fact, the government, oil industry and academia have been exploring the high methane content in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico - where the spill is occurring - for years.

    Unprecedented Release of Methane


    As CBS notes:

    The oil emanating from the seafloor contains about 40 percent methane, compared with about 5 percent found in typical oil deposits, said John Kessler, a Texas A&M University oceanographer who is studying the impact of methane from the spill.

    As Kessler also points out:


    This is the most vigorous methane eruption in modern human history.


    A U.S. scientist says that methane levels in the Gulf are "astonishingly high", that 1 million times the normal level of methane gas has been found in some regions near the oil spill, high enough to create "dead zones" devoid of life. Methane depletes oxygen, and the scientist noted:


    At some locations, we saw depletions of up to 30 percent of oxygen based on its natural concentration in the waters.

    Another scientist writes:


    Researchers studying the [plumes] have found concentrations of methane up to 10,000 times greater than normal and oxygen levels depleted by 40 percent below normal.

    This unprecedented release of methane into the ocean kill all life within large swaths of the Gulf of Mexico.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19964
     
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