June 10, 2010

LKL – 'Deadliest Catch' Captains tour the Gulf coast oil spill

Posted: 07:31 AM ET
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Brian H   June 10th, 2010 8:37 am ET

BP? means... BoPal in INDIA! Its where the US company killed 25,000 people in a few days... 25 years ago. UNION CARBIDE have never been accountable for it except a few dollars. And only four local managers have been given 2 years jail which will no doubt be challenged by UC.

This was the LARGEST USA disaster in the world...conveniently forgotten today.

Smith in Oregon   June 10th, 2010 2:02 pm ET

I'm certain many American's will fore-go seafood entirely in the coming months and years as the aquatic life across the Gulf of Mexico becomes filled with the toxic, poisonous and carcinogenic crude Oil and related petrol-chemicals.

Ironically as commercial fishery's rape the Ocean's harvest of once abundant sea life, many entire species of sea life is either entirely missing NOW or in a large case of decline.

Boycotting seafood not only could be a 'healthy option' for you and your children, it certainly would be a healthy option for the world's Oceans whose corporate fishing giants have stripped mined without any possible regard for the future, for many decades.

Smith in Oregon   June 10th, 2010 7:46 pm ET

It was refreshing to see Wolf Blitzer visit and comment on a 40 year old diesel spill in a marsh area and have the viewers see how much that original spill still exists in the soil, poisoning the aquatic life and all that feeds on those creatures.

Over many decades Big Oil, News Media and News Announcers have carefully crafted the illusion that Crude Oil is not toxic, poisonous and carcinogenic. Many Americans prior to this enormous Gulf of Mexico crude Oil spill 'thought' if you cleaned up the oil on the surface of the water or ocean everything was just fine and dandy!

Now more Americans are realizing that cleaning up the oil on the water and ocean's surface is just a tiny part of the toxic pollution. The major portion that sinks like asphalt to the bottom of the stream, marsh, ocean seafloor remains there killing aquatic life for many additional decades.

Thanks entirely to Wolf Blitzer, more CNN viewers are now aware of that. Thanks-CNN.

bigdog   June 11th, 2010 5:13 am ET

It seems to me that BP doesn't want to stop, or plug, the flow of oil,($$$$$), so they are 'dicking around' with trying to capture as much of the $$$, I mean oil, as they can. JUST STOP THE FLOW ALREADY!!!!! I believe they could have stopped it a long time ago, but they are trying to find a way to stop the leak & keep the oil flowing. Truely sad.

John Wayne Oliver     June 11th, 2010 11:22 am ET

the fastest way to stop the oil leak in the gulf !

just below where the riser pipe was cut is a flange where the riser pipe is bolted on to the flange blowout preventer .
use the same robots you used to bolt it on with to unbolt it or use a saw to cut the heads off the bolts .
now remove the riser pipe flange this will give you a clean flange to bolt to .now with the riser pipe removed 
place another blowout preventer or a remote cut off valve with it in the open postion over the failed one .
this will allow the pressure of the leak to flow though the new valve as it is lowered into place .
bolt the flange (new valve) in place on the flange of the failed valve and turn off the valve and leak is stopped!

anthony   June 11th, 2010 1:24 pm ET

The damage,and toxic pollution is done.Thanks to BP and our public officials who supported them,and funded their ill project without strong regulations.WHO would that be? Could it be the republicans, and moderate democrats.Yes,these are the people, we the people need to remember this when we go to the voting booth.These morons,are skilled in duality of rhetoric.

AL in Mobile. Al   June 11th, 2010 1:51 pm ET

Great idea Smith in Oregon. Everybody needs to boycot seafood so we can put hundreds of thousands of people out of work. Then they could all move to Oregon and grow organic food with the other "hot house hippies". Brilliant idea. Bless your heart you have probably never had real seafood. You should visit us here on the Gulf coast and try it some time. And the game and fish control make sure absolutley nothing is over fished. It's to the point of being rediculous with the limits they set.

fishwife   June 14th, 2010 2:19 pm ET

Nearly 70% of the Gulf is still OPEN to fishing for species such as red snapper, grouper, amberjack, and others not yet affected by the oil spill. We have GPS tracking devices (VMS) on board all commercial vessels, so that the gov't can tell you exactly where a boat is or has been at any time. Those fish are fine at the moment, and are monitored for hydrocarbons as well. By the way, I do hope you are aware that commercial fishing in the USA is a small percentage compared to millions and millions of recreational fishermen here. To say one is "raping" the ocean and the other is not is an unfair and misinformed perception. The commercial industry is very heavily regulated and accountable for landings, unlike the private boats and weekend warriors. Regardless, BP has damaged all of us who live near or depend on the Gulf for their livelihoods, whether it be to move seafood to millions of American consumers who do not fish, or tourism via restaurants, motels, and charter boats, not to mention the horror done to the wildlife here - let alone those that will migrate through this corridor in months to come. We all have a stake in getting this spill stopped and cleaned up.

Thanks to the guys at Deadliest Catch - you help us get the message out! RIP Phil.

daniel   June 15th, 2010 11:06 am ET

i still say that if the well head has a psi form 20.000 to 80.000 psi there would not be many ways to contral the well but they could hookup and drain it off but i still say that pb don't want to stop it so they can see what the oil will do and kill off a lot of wildlife to
so if the fix was put in there face they won't doo any thing at all
i have a fix and i put on there site but still nutting a fast fix till they get the under contral but still it look like we on the coastel states and it would stop the oil form getting in the gulf !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lisa dean   June 15th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

I am from up north,and now live in sc. I got a book called "what would jesus eat" and according to the bible "we" should not eat ham/pig or any fish that does not have scales or fins? The gulf is plenty in the other catagory, the crouation type(sp) forgive. i am not sure you will get this ,so i will not go on and on. LLLD just a thought!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ewan Matthews   October 5th, 2010 5:41 am ET

oil spills should be controlled as soon as possible to prevent environmental damage~"`

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