Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What Caused The Gulf Oil Spill Disaster: Deepwater Horizon's Blowout


The following 2 videos from 60 minutes are excellent and readily explain what transpired to cause the current catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.

--Dr. J. P. Hubert

CBS 60 Minutes Video: Broadcast May 16, 2010

Scott Pelley speaks to one of the survivors of the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast who was in a position to know what caused the disaster.

"The gusher unleashed in the Gulf of Mexico continues to spew crude oil. There are no reliable estimates of how much oil is pouring into the gulf. But it comes to many millions of gallons since the catastrophic blowout. Eleven men were killed in the explosions that sank one of the most sophisticated drilling rigs in the world, the "Deepwater Horizon."

This week Congress continues its investigation, but Capitol Hill has not heard from the man "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley met: Mike Williams, one of the last crew-members to escape the inferno."

Part 1

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Part 2

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