Thursday, July 01, 2010

Pictures And Videos Of The 1979 Ixtoc 1 Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill

The below pictures and videos are related to the June 03, 1979 Ixtoc Oil Spill in the Bay Of Campeche / Gulf Of Mexico, off the Mexican coast which flowed unabated for nearly 10 months and dumped an estimated 140-150 million gallons of oil into the Gulf Of Mexico. If they don't figure out a way to cap the BP spill, it could surpass the 1979 spill. The good news is that we have much more skimmer capability compared to 1979 and the spill was further out in the Gulf from shore so the dispersants and skimmers have more time to deal with the oil. A large percentage of the BP oil is being skimmed up but...

Unfortunately, Barack Hussein Obama has handled things pathetically BAD and did not accept foreign help from countries with much more skimmer capacity nor did he mobilize the 2,000+ skimmers in America so the oil has been hitting landfall in Louisiana and tar balls have started washing up on other State's beaches. Most, if not all of this could have been avoided if BHO would have acted more quickly, accepted foreign help on day three when it was offered and allowed Gov. Jindal of Louisiana to build the sand berms like he wanted to do just a week or so after the accident. Two months later and BHO's administration is still putting up roadblocks to the sand berms so the marshes and wetlands are getting more and more heavy oil pollution.





WORKERS SHOVELING UP THICK LAYER OF BLACK CRUDE OFF OF THE MEXICAN BEACHES


Now, compare the above thick gooey oil on the Mexican beaches to the more tar like substance found on the Padre Island, TX, USA beaches as the tar balls washed ashore in the below pictures, several months after the accident down in the Bay of Campeche.


AUGUST 20, 1979 IXTOC OILED BEACH - PADRE ISLAND, TX, USA






SEPTEMBER 11, 1979 IXTOC SHELLHASH AERIAL VIEW - PADRE ISLAND, TX, USA


SEPTEMBER 11, 1979 IXTOC SHELLHASH - PADRE ISLAND, TX, USA


SEPTEMBER 13, 1979 IXTOC STORM SURGE




OCTOBER 1979 IXTOC TARMAT AERIAL VIEW


OCTOBER 11, 1979 IXTOC TARMAT

BBC Looks Back At 1979 Ixtoc Oil Spill



1979 Ixtoc Spill Much Like Current One, Says Texas A&M Prof.



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