Oh, never mind, false alarm, no need to panic, back to your houses. All that nasty old oil is nothing but food for the bacteria and "microbes" that live naturally in the Gulf of Mexico. It'll all be gone soon. Heck, 40% of it has simply "POOF" evaporated into thin air.
And fucking Mickey Mouse is out there making sure of it!
Why oh why does anyone buy into this line of complete bullshit! This is pure crude oil. I've distilled light crude oil and I can assure anyone that 40% of it WILL NOT FUCKING EVAPORATE! Especially when it is mixed in suspension with all the heavies and solids. You can leave a wide open container of crude oil sitting out in the air and a year later 40% of it won't be fucking evaporated. Fucking liars! Dirty fucking liars! Fucking cock sucking liars!
So the billions of gallons of oil in the Gulf is "like a feeding frenzy" for bacteria huh? Well listen up mother fuckers! You can go up to Prince William sound today tomorrow or 50 yrs from now and dig down a few inches into the sand and there, turning your stupid fucking white hands black, will be oil from the Exxon Valdez disaster. Yea, oil from one of the worse oil spills in history 20 yrs ago is still laying on the beach up there in Alaska. Why haven't those bacteria gone into a feeding frenzy and made it all go away?!
Here's a news flash for ya. I don't care what these lying piece of shit corporate pricks and gov't lackey morons are saying. 50, 100, 200 yrs from now the Gulf of Mexico will still be recovering from this horrible disaster. 3 months, 3 yrs from now you dumb fuck proles will have forgotten all about it. The CEO of BP will be collecting his 900K+ yearly severance and life in and along the Gulf of Mexico will never be the same.
So go ahead, swallow this line of propaganda like a $3 back alley whore. It's so much easier than thinking. What the hell, we've got "mighty oil eating microbes" to save the day and make it all go away. And really, that's all you proles really want now, isn't it?
Mighty oil-eating microbes help clean up the Gulf
By JOHN CAREY, environmental writer
Where is all the oil? Nearly two weeks after BP finally capped the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, the oil slicks that once spread across thousands of miles of the Gulf of Mexico have largely disappeared. Nor has much oil washed up on the sandy beaches and marshes along the Louisiana coast. And the small cleanup army in the Gulf has only managed to skim up a tiny fraction of the millions of gallons of oil spilled in the 100 days since the Deepwater Horizon rig went up in flames.
So where did the oil go? "Some of the oil evaporates," explains Edward Bouwer, professor of environmental engineering at Johns Hopkins University. That’s especially true for the more toxic components of oil, which tend to be very volatile, he says. Jeffrey W. Short, a scientist with the environmental group Oceana, told the New York Times that as much as 40 percent of the oil might have evaporated when it reached the surface. High winds from two recent storms may have speeded the evaporation process.
Although there were more than 4,000 boats involved in the skimming operations, those cleanup crews may have only picked up a small percentage of the oil so far. That’s not unusual; in previous oil spills, crews could only scoop up a small amount of oil. "It’s very unusual to get more than 1 or 2 percent," says Cornell University ecologist Richard Howarth, who worked on the Exxon Valdez spill. Skimming operations will continue in the Gulf for several weeks.
Some of the oil has sunk into the sediments on the ocean floor. Researchers say that’s where the spill could do the most damage. But according to a report in Wednesday’s New York Times, "federal scientists [have determined] the oil [is] primarily sitting in the water column and not on the sea floor."
Perhaps the most important cause of the oil’s disappearance, some researchers suspect, is that the oil has been devoured by microbes. The lesson from past spills is that the lion’s share of the cleanup work is done by nature in the form of oil-eating bacteria and fungi. The microbes break down the hydrocarbons in oil to use as fuel to grow and reproduce. A bit of oil in the water is like a feeding frenzy, causing microbial populations to grow exponentially.