… a 210,000-gallon-a-day flesh wound:
Today BP finally released video of their spewing 21″ wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico. The brown effluent is oil, still flowing at the rate mentioned above. The white effluent is presumed to be gas, which dissipates as it rises. They claim the flow rate is a mere 210,000 gallons a day. However, expert flow analysts, looking at this video, estimate the actual rate per day is closer to 3 million gallons a day.
Never fear. Today BP is lowering its “top hat” to cap the well. Sure hope it works better than their much larger “oil containment dome” which now sits uselessly on the ocean floor, a monument to BP’s ineptitude, but a helluva nice fish condo.