“In a nutshell, “the well bore structure is compromised ‘down hole’,” we read, meaning that no surface capping will ever, at this point, work. The well is leaking in too many places, and the seabed itself is now beginning to show signs of collapse.
Indeed, the comment immediately following suggests that “a massive collapse of the Gulf floor itself is in the making,” and that “fracturing and a complete bleed-out are already underway”—meaning that no fewer than 2 billion barrels of oil could leak into the Gulf before the reservoir has fully depleted itself. That’s two billion.”
“What is more terrifying, however, is that fear of creativity could continue to maintain the status quo in an environment desperately in need of creative dismantling.”—The Case for Creative Dismantling via GOOD.