Thursday, May 13, 2010

Video of primary leak released

BP officials released the first clear video of the primary leak at the Macondo Well site. In the video the flow is clearly evident - initially mixed somewhat with gas (most likely natural gas or possibly methane).



Something to think about... Estimates are that the flow emanating from break is blowing out at a whopping 15,000 to 25,000 psi.

To help frame that for you, a firehose typically blows between 100-300 psi, with a bursting max of 1200 psi.

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