Third Leak Led to Threatening Sea Life and Loss of Millions of Dollars
In a recent interview, White House press secretary – Robert Gibbs said that the Obama Administration is stepping up the government’s response to the recent oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. Apparently, three cabinet members and military ships have been sent to oversee the effort and help control the damage.
As of this moment, a third leak has been identified in one of the undersea oil wells and not only is it threatening sea life, but also costing a loss of millions of dollars to the government. This new leak is close to the wellhead, 5000 feet below the surface and it is now occurring through the tangled pipe that was used to connect the well to the rig – on the surface.
This isn’t like one of those small water barrel leaks because sources have revealed that almost over thousands of gallons of oil is just going to waste through this massive leak. At this rate, aquatic life (fish, oysters, shrimps, crabs, lobsters, pelicans, seagulls and other birds) are severely getting affected by this oil leak incident.
Since the spill is much likely to reach the shore, authorities are working in collaboration with dedicated workers to create a buffer zone as quickly as possible. The whole process is going to be carried, using 500 foot sections of containment boom for towing the oil to remote areas, through boats and other high-tech equipment.
According to the adherence to the 1990 pollution law, this oil pollution is supposed to be handled on urgent basis. Right now, each and every delay is costing a sum of $6 million on daily basis, to the government, so I’d say; Aquatic life is not the only driving concern here.