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International court -- it's like yeah that that factor wow -- beautiful beautiful definitely -- the next room.
Not so beautiful right.
If you -- -- you know warrants very Baghdad here here it.
If you're gonna you know the big.
The big deal down here right now as this barge -- mean that they have the barges still enough -- -- which is about fifty miles away from the actual oil spill.
And they've got this containment -- already on this thing and everything is contained the build out there it should be out there sometime in the next twelve hours -- and -- Maybe 24 hours after that they will lower this thing the 5000.
Into the ocean drive -- that well and those that don't know we're talking about this containment dome is about four stories high.
It weighs a hundred times and it looks like.
It looks like a big metal concrete.
Don't -- -- if you will.
And when they lowered down that you GPS used cameras down there and -- hope he's put it right on top.
Of the well -- the have to put a bunch of hoses up to a mile.
Long homes here and that will go to barge on top trying siphon all the oil they're bigger they're gonna -- -- -- a happy you can trying to cap that this bill with a big box with a tube and love the oil instead of it going into the -- -- -- -- close.
Onto this boat of this bar.
Yeah that's the -- remember their three -- that there's actually built three of these -- it'd be fun want to -- event and it's able yet to lead to the capital of that right.
Yet -- -- -- one and others to now the same amount of oil is still long applicant pressures don't say.
And -- -- -- cap this Major League with this person dome.
Then they can go after the secondly can you write it that way once you get that big cap on -- though.
That really does that -- that will stem the flow substantially.
If it works now remember it's never been tried 5000 feet below they've done these things a lot in shallow water.
But never 5000 feet -- no one's quite sure how the pressure down -- the immense pressure of the ocean we'll look back.
This -- and so really it's uncharted territory.
Is it possible Trace it -- your picturing this in my mind this is big heavy metal box but now it's under water and if you've got this.
Guys are coming up out of the bottom of the ocean floor of oil.
It is it -- is gonna start knock in this box around you -- to be able to actually.
Set it down properly over that spot and channel that that -- And that's the worry the worry is that you know the thing weighs -- hundred tons -- in the estimates are anywhere from 6500.
This thing's heavy.
Even though it weighs that much -- that's the concern is this thing is the pressure he's he's pushing up.
And it fills it got to get these -- on there have been trying get this oil out as fast that start.
A lot that's that's kind of what they're doing here but -- the big concern it's not the experts are.
That the pressure from.
The -- of the pressure coming up from the oil well we'll actually just an attempt this thing over yeah it's -- over then you gotta go back to square one.
And and that's a major major problem as a member plan -- Is to drill that other well and that other -- gonna take sixty -- ninety days there really is.
No there is no solution in between planning and plan -- What we all know when when figuring water they're big they're light and we can you know and -- in water you can you can hold.
You know anybody here do you girl whatever -- and she weighs nothing.
That obviously sciences.
I think it just doesn't seem to matter who weighed a hundred times maybe it the pressure the by the pressure of the Waterloo as -- can -- it.
-- it is still -- an excellent under the pressure now -- the pressure collapse that's now that's an appliance anything concrete steel.
And that worried about the collapse and that's that's and it would be a -- racially stuff this is very cool and I don't know if we can zoom in on this here Tom -- this is this is a strategy room for -- because we have.
We have really not -- on this around this is what the oil looks like seen this this.
We just yet FBI -- took a little crews out there and they took some pictures and this is the oil it's very surprising because.
If you can see it it's kind of for NG it's got kind of -- rust -- can't we just talked to.
One of the chemist -- said at that he believes it's because it's got its first since that this is the oil light sweet crude.
It's got this person's and it's what has this rusty -- Which is kind of amazing because in your minds you want -- conjured images of Exxon Valdez that that -- Blacks lives and that's just not what it looks like out there it looks very Orrin G very rusty because it's a different type of -- that light sweet room.
Which is but.
By the way what why they're -- they're burning right now they're burning -- the guys.
Hope you burn the light stuff off and then heavier stuff and think that took -- I didn't realize that they're still burning the oil off the the surface of the of the water.
It back they just started burning again today -- they they try to test burn last week but the -- so rob when was laws so that just didn't take.
Now I mean it's it's dead calm out there so they're gonna bring these these.
Fire booms out there there a couple of local -- about -- -- corral about 5000.
101000 barrels of oil and then they'll trying to burn it off.
In this -- can burn up to 18100.
Per hour which translates to about 75000.
Gallons so they can burn a lot of -- -- and when you burn the light stuff and that heavy stuff things.
-- go a long way toward mitigating this.
But but again it's you know you have to have a lot of these -- to surround this they've only got about 45 -- now so let's kind of taking chunks of the oil.
Meanwhile it was all this oil in the -- there's been a lot of concern about.
If and when it hits the beaches and senator Bill Nelson.
At a press conference that he was informed by Noah that the oil is expected to reach land tomorrow.
With the prevailing -- -- That's wrong.
I -- it wrong last night that it's wrong we're still.
I mean the oil we just came back is is it at best maybe five to seven miles away the water is very -- -- -- the get a chance to put.
Those booms out there and try and use that as as a barricade.
There have been a lot of reports.
That the oil has come up -- some -- the marshlands and there was even a report yesterday that some of the oil hit -- beach cat island which you can sell them.
Gulfport Mississippi -- have turned out those were back so wasn't oil so as far as the Coast Guard knows right now that oil and has not.
Reached the shore hasn't reached the marshes beaches the body is -- this will not reach those for three or four day this remark.
Hold -- because there were saying that it was gonna hit on Monday that the oil would hit the beaches on Monday.
And here it is Wednesday and it still hasn't hit you're saying that total weekend possible.
And it could be longer and that's the point is it's all depending on the weather yesterday the wind was blowing and and it changes started blowing.
From from the north which is good the northeast will be the basket that would push that oil.
Back out in the gulf.
Today there's not a breath -- -- via and so the oil really.
Isn't moving very much there's no there's no currently get toward the mouth of the Mississippi and that starts to be problematic because it then.
It then starts to push -- around a little bit but where it is right now.
It hasn't moved much over the past 24 hours the wind could kick up -- it could be onshore.
Friday Saturday I also wondered if -- Wednesday's bomb.
I also heard governor Haley Barbour on our air the other day talking about how it's normal for there to be some leakage of oil do.
Go into the gulf its its in its part at this oil naturally -- out out of the ground anyway.
And the gulf -- or the water had you know it has properties to neutralize it and Andy's.
The -- like it used to living with the oil it was his point some oil but certainly not this month -- So I wonder.
How bad the situation what are you hearing about how bad situation is -- -- life now and how bad it's expected to get I mean how catastrophic.
Is this is is now and could this become.
Yeah I don't think I think the answer is he could become catastrophic I mean that's the worry but it's not -- into the marshes.
Not -- -- -- not yet it's not I mean look it's on the oyster -- remember.
A couple of birds have been affected by this those sea turtles -- -- were widely reported over the past couple of days those weren't affected by oil at all -- wasn't part of deal.
Right now the concern is the oyster beds because the oysters can't move their stuff that wells on top -- for the oyster beds of the problem the fish can swim away.
And there's been that jelly fish have you gotten continents and and there's been some -- -- raised and that's that's been affected but.
Right now we haven't seen that.
That the fish kill that we saw on places like the exon Valdez and ray seals being.
You know being covered with oil on the -- we haven't seen that and we're not -- -- that -- -- not gonna see.
You're not gonna conjure images of what about Exxon Valdez simply because it's not the same type -- while you know.
Was it was a sound.
And and this thing that ship crashed almost near the shore so it started coming gushing out there this is a whole different scenario and it'll hit the -- -- eventually you have.
Presumably the marine life knows.
To stay away from -- I'm I'm assuming now but having that Campbell this market -- we have points second straight.
When -- we know whether this box thing work.
How we should know -- it's on the grounds on the -- that sometime tomorrow we should know by.
Sunday or Monday it's on the ground that -- the Lincoln and it's a win.
He would then by Sunday or Monday we should have the hoses hooked up and they should be pumping out oil into -- -- on the surface.
But will know by sometime late tomorrow if this thing actually -- The well then that's a victory for -- Well -- it.
Guy and -- we may have to go immediately but -- it's not what I would just I'd just assume that being dropped with a hose attached to it so what they've already got the hose on it that's not the case.
Well it has been at the Guatemala and it's gonna take him awhile to have Ramallah they drop this thing down the -- -- all hooked up.
But but the first thing is to -- this thing on top and and you start looking all of them if it went right here it's like it's a pretty good -- To get all these poses in working order to actually get that oil coming out there wanna do that as fast as possible because they don't want this thing to fill up and starts -- You know start to bubble up -- we'll -- right so that's you know it's all one process but but first.
First obligation for priority is to drop this on.
Lot of anger.
-- Trace Gallagher thanks for your time and -- busy -- on there it's great to see you keep up the great work.
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