Thad Allen, the head of the US Coast Guard, has said that the oil isn’t all flowing up the pipe anymore but is now “in communication” with the seabed and the surrounding soft rock formation. It is now blasting its own wells.
Ya, that’s bad, but that isn’t even the scary part. Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, Methylene Chloride, and other toxic gases are also spewing out along with the oil. In concentrations hundreds and thousands of times greater than what is considered safe for humans. Lethal levels. When the hurricanes come they will absorb this toxic seawater and drop it as rain. Literally toxic rain. … “the latest evaluation of air monitoring data shows a serious threat to human health from airborne chemicals emitted by the ongoing deepwater gusher,” the Institute for Southern Studies blog reported… Any one of these chemicals in these concentrations would be lethal. Mixed together it’s truly unthinkable.
The above is excerpted from someone else’s blog.
It sounds bad. I can think of something worse. When we attempt to use explosives to reshape the floor of the ocean there — and we will, we just won’t be using a nuclear weapon as the Russians have suggested — the possibility exists that the seabed will collapse into this oil reservoir rather than form a new roof, releasing all of that toxic gas at once, as well as more oil than anyone can imagine.