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  • Radiation leak forces closure at New Mexico waste burial site

    02/21/2014 1:43:43 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 10 replies
    www.LATimes.com ^ | February 17, 2014, | RALPH VARTABEDIAN
    Normal operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant have been suspended for four days as the leak is investigated. ... the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, activated air filters as a precaution and barred personnel from entering the 2,150-foot-deep repository as they investigate what caused the leak. Radiation sensors sounded alarms at 11:30 p.m. Friday, when no workers were in the underground portions of the plant. ... Any prolonged shutdown could cause a backup of waste at a dozen nuclear-weapons-related sites across the nation, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area. In 2012, those dozen sites made...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Transcript Revealing that CIA Director John Brennan was Behind

    12/17/2013 8:31:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/17/13 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch has obtained a full transcript of a teleconference between then White House top counterterrorism adviser John Brennan and members of the media. Brennan is now the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. During the May 7, 2012 conference call, Brennan twice told TV terrorism consultants that US intelligence had “inside control” of a May 2012 terror plot. Brennan’s disclosure made headlines quickly, with Reuters reporting a few days later: The next day’s headlines were filled with news of a U.S. spy planted inside Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), who had acquired the latest, non-metallic model
  • Guardian: We have published 1 pct of Snowden leak

    12/03/2013 8:04:04 AM PST · by oxcart · 107 replies
    whlt.com ^ | 12/03/13
    <p>LONDON (AP) - The editor of The Guardian says his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.</p> <p>Alan Rusbridger is being questioned Monday by Parliament's home affairs committee as part of a session on counter-terrorism.</p>
  • Israel ‘furious’ with White House for leak on Syria strike

    11/01/2013 4:16:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11-1-2013 | By Times of Israel staff and Yifa Yaakov
    Jerusalem considers administration’s confirmation of Israeli air attack on missile stores to be ‘scandalous’; TV analyst warns US risks starting ‘major flare-up’
  • Leak Shows NSA Grabbed Data On 70 Million French Phone Calls In Less Than 30 Days

    10/21/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 10/21/13 | Tim Cushing
    from the no-wonder-its-data-centers-are-bursting-into-flames dept Another leak has been released from Edward Snowden's files, this one covered by French newspaper Le Monde. Sam Jones, writing for The Guardian, breaks down the details. The report in Le Monde, which carries the byline of the outgoing Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who worked with Snowden to lay bare the extent of the NSA's actions, claims that between 10 December 2012 and 8 January 2013 the NSA recorded 70.3m phone calls in France. According to the paper, the documents show that the NSA was allegedly targeting not only terrorist suspects but politicians, businesspeople and members...
  • General in Charge of Nuclear Missiles Is Fired

    10/11/2013 6:02:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    ap ^ | October 11, 2013 (AP) | ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer
    The Air Force removed Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, a 35-year veteran, from his command of 20th Air Force, responsible for all 450 of the service's intercontinental ballistic missiles. Carey, who took his post in Wyoming in June 2012, will be reassigned pending the outcome of an investigation into personal misbehavior, the service said. The Air Force would not specify what Carey is alleged to have done wrong, but two officials with knowledge of the investigation indicated that it was linked to alcohol use.
  • Former FBI agent to plead guilty in AP leak case

    09/23/2013 10:50:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    rt ^ | 9/23/13
    A former FBI agent has agreed to plead guilty to divulging secret government information about a supposed bomb plot in Yemen to the Associated Press, the US Department of Justice said Monday. Donald John Sachtleben agreed to a sentence of three years and seven months for the leak, as part of a plea agreement filed in the US District Court in Indiana. A separate sentence for unrelated child pornography charges was included, according to the Justice Department (DOJ). In May 2012, AP reported on a US operation in Yemen to stop a plan to bomb an airliner. The news agency...
  • Ex-FBI agent to plead guilty in leak to AP

    09/23/2013 4:16:26 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    excerpt - Donald John Sachtleben, 55, of Carmel, Ind., who previously had agreed to plead guilty to charges of possessing and distributing child pornography in a separate investigation, provided information to an Associated Press reporter relating to the disruption of a plot to conduct a suicide bomb attack on a U.S.-bound airline by the Yemen-based terrorist organization al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula,
  • Radioactive water overruns Fukushima barrier - TEPCO

    08/10/2013 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Mr Radical · 72 replies
    rt.com ^ | August 10th 2013 | not stated
    Contaminated groundwater accumulating under the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has risen 60cm above the protective barrier, and is now freely leaking into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator TEPCO has admitted. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which is responsible for decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, on Saturday said the protective barriers that were installed to prevent the flow of toxic water into the ocean are no longer coping with the groundwater levels, Itar-Tass reports. The contaminated groundwater, which mixes with radioactive leaks seeping out of the plant, has already risen to 60cm above the barriers –...
  • Hillary Clinton implicated in most damaging release of national security information

    08/09/2013 5:05:44 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 23 replies
    Freedom Watch ^ | 8/6/13 | FreedomWatch
    (Washington, D.C., August 6, 2013) Last week, Freedom Watch, led by chairman and former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, Larry Klayman, unveiled in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the likely leaker of classified state secrets to Washington New York Times chief correspondent David Sanger. There are unprecedented revelations, printed in the Times, that reveal the nation's cyber-warfare sources and methods against Iran's nuclear reactors and Israeli war plans among other classified leaks of sensitive information that severely harmed U.S.-Israeli national security. These leaks were perpetrated in the lead-up to the 2012 elections,...
  • Bay Bridge shock absorbers spring leak (Retrofit parts gone bad.. what else is new?)

    07/20/2013 9:04:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/19/13 | Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross
    While broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge are commanding everyone's attention, Caltrans has another problem on its hands - 96 seismic shock absorbers on the western span, some of which began leaking lubricant just three years after they were installed. The estimated cost of the fix - $13 million. And, like the brittle bolts on the eastern span, there are questions as to whether Caltrans ordered the right shocks - or dampers, as they are known - in the first place. The dampers are located between the bridge towers just below the roadway, and are...
  • 10 year sentence for Hawaii soldier convicted in data leak

    06/16/2013 1:40:43 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | June 15, 2013 | Hawaii News Now
    Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) - A military jury has found a Schofield Barracks officer guilty of illegally possessing and passing classified national defense information. Military prosecutors say Army Maj. Seivirak Inson, 43, attempted to hand over a number of military secrets to members connected to the Cambodian government between 2009 and 2012. Prosecutors say that Inson -- who is of Cambodian ancestry -- took classified U.S. intelligence reports about the Cambodian military and gave it to unauthorized personnel. The military jury on Friday evening sentenced Maj. Inson to 10 years in prison, forfeiture of pay and dismissal from the Army. The jury...
  • Another Scandal? - New EPA Leak Farmers' Info Given To Environmental Groups - Ma

    06/10/2013 10:26:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/10/13 | Mass Tea Party, FOX, Megan Kelly
    80,000 US Farmers Are Latest Victims Of Out Of Control Agencies- Personal Info Leak to Left wing Environmental Groups Wake Up America!!! Another Scandal? - New EPA Leak Farmers' Info Given To Environmental Groups - Michelle Malkin Megyn Kelly
  • Some question whether AP leak on al-Qaeda plot put U.S. at risk [CIA: NO national security risk]

    05/17/2013 6:09:20 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/16/2013 | Carol D. Leonnig and Julie Tate
    For five days, reporters at the Associated Press had been sitting on a big scoop about a foiled al-Qaeda plot at the request of CIA officials. Then, in a hastily scheduled Monday morning meeting, the journalists were asked by agency officials to hold off on publishing the story for just one more day. The CIA officials, who had initially cited national security concerns in an attempt to delay publication, no longer had those worries, according to individuals familiar with the exchange. Instead, the Obama administration was planning to announce the successful counterterrorism operation that Tuesday. AP balked and proceeded to...
  • Obama says "no apologies" over U.S. security leak probe

    05/16/2013 6:47:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/13 | Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he makes "no apologies" for his concern about leaks to the media that could compromise U.S. national security or put American military and intelligence officers at risk. Obama expressed complete confidence in Attorney General Eric Holder and declined to comment on the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records, part of a probe into media leaks about a Yemen-based plot to bomb a U.S. airliner. "Leaks related to national security can put people at risk," Obama said at a news conference.
  • Al-Qaeda Infiltrator’s Cover Blown…But Where Is The Media Hysteria?

    05/17/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-12 | Curt
    Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn't shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed. I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President....right? Guess not: Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as...
  • Can Leak Detection End the Pipeline Impasse? (Why Keystone XL will eventually be approved)

    02/13/2013 6:46:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 02/13/2013 | James Stafford
    Pipelines used to be things that were just built without blinking. It is said that there are enough pipelines now in the US to encircle the Earth 25 times with enough left over to also tie a bow around it. Today, getting a pipeline built is not so easy - there are too many environmental concerns and the industry has become highly polarized. But here’s one thing that could bring everyone together: pipeline safety technology. And it’s something we all want, especially for those who live along the thousands of miles of aging pipeline routes that carry hazardous liquids. Spawned...
  • Grassley asks Holder about U.S. Attorney's gun trafficking case leak

    12/01/2012 7:21:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examinier ^ | 12/1/12 | David Codrea
    A copy of a letter received in the past hour by Gun Rights Examiner addressed to Eric Holder from Senator Chuck Grassley questions the attorney general about a leak on a gun trafficking case tied to the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation that resulted in the indictment of the husband of the then-head of the New Mexico U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division. The letter, sent on Wednesday, provides further details to a story related last Monday in this column, concerning Danny Burnett, married to federal prosecutor Paula Burnett, charged with leaking wiretap information to a suspect in an ATF gun...
  • Gaddafi’s Chemical Weapons Factory Found

    10/10/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Asharq Alawasat ^ | 10/10/2011 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    The al-Sadd battalion was guarding the chemical weapons factory and warehouse. However, the battalion has since withdrawn to Misratah, leaving a stockpile of deadly weapons vulnerable to theft. The current number of guards at the chemical weapons site, which contains 9 tons of mustard gas and dozens of barrels contaminated with chemicals, is just two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles. Hamzah al-Shaibani, spokesman for the “17 February revolution committee” said in a telephone interview with Asharq al-Awsat yesterday that: "We appeal to the United Nations and the Transitional National Council to protect and secure the area, because it represents a...
  • The Source Of The White House Intelligence Leak? (pic)

    07/24/2012 4:13:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Seems obvious enough...
  • Stock trades may show Obamacare leak from Supreme Court

    06/28/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/28/12 | Neil Munro
    The Supreme Court’s stunning rejuvenation of the Obamacare mandate into a new tax didn’t leak to Washington D.C. insiders — but it appears that it may have leaked to yet-unknown Wall Street investors. In a brief 10-minute period starting at 9:32 a.m., the stock value of the nation’s largest hospital chain, HCA Holdings Inc., jumped from $26.81 per share to $27.53 as bidders bought several hundred thousand shares before the court made its announcement just after 10 a.m. The bidders who snatched up shares before the announcement made a gain of roughly $2 a share once the price rose again...
  • White House Warned Not To Delete “Leak” Emails

    06/25/2012 10:25:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    buzz feed ^ | 6/25/12 | Michael Hastings BuzzFeed Staff
    As the leak investigation into the unauthorized disclosures of classified information enters into its third week, White House staffers have been warned not to delete any emails or destroy other information that could be pertinent to investigators, according to officials familiar with the matter. The warning email was sent internally in an office-wide message from administration lawyers last week, according to two U.S. officials, the latest indication that the two FBI investigations into the alleged disclosure of classified information is aimed, at least in part, at the White House. The email included senior members of the White House staff as...
  • POTUS: WH leak accusations 'offensive'

    06/08/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/8/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    President Obama has shot back against accusations that White House officials leaked high-level national security information to the New York Times, calling the charges "offensive" and "wrong." "The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It's wrong," he said during a press conference this morning. "People I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office." The President's remarks follow accusations made earlier this week by Sen. John McCain and other Senate Republicans that the White House had leaked information...
  • Bam-bo shoots off his mouth

    06/03/2012 7:51:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6-3-12 | Michael Goodwin
    Panic is never pretty. When it involves a politician scrambling desperately to stay afloat, it is ugly. When it involves a president of the United States trading national-security secrets for political gain, it is obscene. Twice last week, The New York Times published insider accounts of Obama-administration decisions. One involved “kill lists” of terrorists targeted by drones. The other described cyberwarfare attacks against Iran. The articles revealed details of top-level meetings and quoted the president’s comments. They were so gushingly favorable to him that it’s clear they were based on authorized leaks by the White House designed to make Obama...
  • House Intel chairman: Administration ‘chest-thumping’ behind bomb plot leak

    05/13/2012 10:27:50 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/13/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    "And I’ll tell you something, this has been a damaging leak. We shouldn’t underestimate what really happened here."
  • Obama's Most Dangerous Israel Leak

    04/04/2012 9:43:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/4/12 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    The boss has put together an extraordinary rundown of Obama administration leaks showing a trend that is sabotaging Israel’s ability to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities. The trend is quite revealing because, as Richard Helms, former director of central intelligence, once explained to Michael Ledeen: “Leaks will stop the minute the top people want them to stop…I was ordered several times by a president to find the source of a leak. We found it every time. And most of the time it was his secretary of state or secretary of defense, or chief of staff, or some other very important...
  • Muslim Homeland Security Adviser Accused of Leaking Documents

    11/09/2011 9:28:17 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 9 replies
    FoxNation ^ | 11092011 | Erick Stakelbeck
    As an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Mohammed Elibiary was given access to sensitive government documents. Now the Texas Muslim activist stands accused of leaking some of those documents to the media to spread charges of "Islamophobia."
  • Former Ariz. US Attorney admits leaking memo smearing Fast and Furious whistle-blower

    11/09/2011 9:04:11 AM PST · by martosko · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, who resigned in August, admitted late Tuesday that he leaked a document aimed at smearing Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent John Dodson, an Operation Fast and Furious whistle-blower. “Dennis regrets his role in disclosing the memo but he’s a stand-up guy and is willing to take responsibility for what he did,” Chuck Rosenberg, Burke’s lawyer, said according to NPR. “It was absolutely not Dennis’s intent to retaliate against Special Agent Dodson or anyone else for the information they provided Congress.” Rosenberg claims Burke is cooperating with congressional investigators.
  • Nuclear Plant Near Epicenter Shuts Down

    08/23/2011 12:42:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 108 replies · 2+ views
    A nuclear power plant located in Louisa County, the epicenter of the earthquake in Virginia, has shut down. The North Anna Power Station, operated by Dominion Power, has two reactors. The plant declared an "unusual event" in the wake of the 5.9 magnitude quake, which is the lowest stage on the plant's emergency scale. As a result, the plant has been shut down. The AP reports the plant is being run off of four emergency diesel generators, which are supplying power for critical safety equipment. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Roger Hannah says the agency was not immediately aware of any...
  • U.S. Orders TransCanada to Shut Pipeline

    06/04/2011 1:41:37 PM PDT · by Palter · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 June 2011 | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
    After a series of spills, the United States Department of Transportation has ordered the TransCanada Corporation to suspend operation of its one-year-old Keystone 1 pipeline, which carries oil extracted from oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta to the United States. The order was issued by the department’s Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.“Effective immediately, this order prevents TransCanada from restarting operations on their Keystone crude oil pipeline until P.H.M.S.A. is satisfied with the ongoing repairs and is confident that all immediate safety concerns have been addressed,” the agency said. It issued the order in response to two incidents...
  • Japan: TEPCO says contaminated water may be leaking at Fukushima plant(from storage facility)

    05/26/2011 5:14:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 05/26/11
    TEPCO says contaminated water may be leaking at Fukushima plant Thursday 26th May, 04:30 PM JST TOKYO — The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Thursday it has been looking into a possible leak of radioactive water from a temporary storage building after finding the water level had dropped. Tokyo Electric Power Co said it had not detected unusual levels of radioactive substances in nearby groundwater, but if the leak is confirmed, it could affect the overall plan to remove contaminated water from reactor-related facilities to enable work inside them. The utility will also check if the...
  • Radiation Levels Surge Outside Two Nuclear Plants in Japan(1000 times inside the plant)

    03/11/2011 4:22:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 89 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/11/11
    Radiation Levels Surge Outside Two Nuclear Plants in Japan Published March 11, 2011 | Associated Press TOKYO – Japanese nuclear officials say radiation levels inside a nuclear power plant surged to 1,000 times its normal levels after the cooling system failed. Japan issues state of emergency at another nuclear power plant after cooling system failure. The location of the second plant is unclear
  • Julian Assange - Irony Defined

    12/23/2010 3:45:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-23-10 | Chipset
    I find many things ironic. However, I came across and article recently regarding the well known Julian Assange. As many of us know, he has a website called WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks' sole purpose is to take confidential information and make it public. Prior to this year, many of the leaks were based upon companies. Since this spring, many of the leaks have originated from the US government. Now, to look at the situation from an organizational level and relate it to a human is fairly simple. The cables were simply an internal dialog regarding the inner workings and thoughts of...
  • Obama Administration Surrenders Gulf Oil Leak Estimate E-Mails

    11/24/2010 5:54:57 PM PST · by apoliticalone · 5 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 11-24-2010 | CBS
    Obama Administration Turns Over Internal E-mails by Government Scientists Concerning Estimates Now Acknowledged as Too Low (AP) The Obama administration late Wednesday defended the integrity of its estimates - which turned out to be inaccurate - during the summer of how much oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico, turning over thousands of pages of internal e-mails written by government scientists who worked on the project. In the e-mails, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jane Lubchenco, cautioned a colleague about how to present the government's findings: "I believe we owe it to everyone to provide the...
  • Chemical leak sickens dozens at Las Vegas pool (Dingy Harry removes his hair net?)

    08/27/2010 10:17:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/10
    Chemical leak sickens dozens at Las Vegas poolBy the CNN Wire Staff August 27, 2010 7:01 p.m. EDT (CNN) -- A chemical leak in the pool area of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, sickened as many as 100 people Friday, sending 12 of them to local hospitals, according to a spokeswoman for Clark County. It was not immediately clear what kind of chemical was responsible for the fumes, which caused some of the hotel's guests to have difficulty breathing, said Clark County spokeswoman Stacey Welling. About 200 people were evacuated from the area, Welling said. Video of...
  • Obama Upset Over WikiLeaks; No Outrage When The MSM Received Pulitzers For Leaks During Bush

    08/07/2010 10:51:52 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-07-10 | Curt
    Charles Krauthammer makes a great point below regarding the leaks from WikiLeaks. During the Bush years Reporters were given Pulitzers for leaking the classified information. Now that Obama is the President it's a bad thing. [VIDEO AT SITE] You also see Colby King from the Washington Post taking a position that you know was completely different during Bush....the classified information doesn't belong to the leaker so they should give it back. Puhlease. It was just last week that Gibbs said during a White House Presser that leaks such as the recent one shouldn't happen, people should register their disapproval with...
  • Leaked Memo Shows Obama Admin Conspiring to Implement Amnesty

    07/30/2010 6:12:46 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Connie's Congress ^ | 07/30/2010 | Connie Hair
    The leaked memo, entitled “Administrative Alternatives to Comprehensive Immigration Reform” is designed to “…reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization.” In other words, to ensure that illegal immigrants will not be deported. The amnesty plan outlined in the memo is designed to sidestep legislative action. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee this morning released the internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo obtained by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). The release states: One of the most outrageous proposals is to use DHS’ limited authority to grant deferred action...
  • UPDATE: Admiral Allen Orders Well Opened, BP Says It Will Keep Well Closed

    07/18/2010 9:33:31 AM PDT · by blam · 178 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 7-18-2010 | Gus Lubin
    UPDATE: Admiral Allen Orders Well Opened, BP Says It Will Keep Well Closed Gus Lubin Jul. 18, 2010, 11:15 AM UPDATE: BP will keep the cap closed until it fears the well is at risk, Operations Chief Doug Suttles said in a conference call this morning. This contradicts orders from Admiral Allen to open the well and begin siphoning oil -- to avoid a possible pressure-buildup. So who's behind the wheel? And is BP about to take a huge risk? PREVIOUSLY: Admiral Allen has ordered BP to open the containment cap that they finally closed last Thursday, according to Bloomberg....
  • Using Explosives To Stop the Oil Pouring out of the Horizon

    07/06/2010 10:48:37 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 22 replies
    birminghamwired ^ | June 15, 2010 | not stated
    Could explosives seal off the Gulf oil leak? Published: 15th Jun 2010 15:11:55 BP's engineers have tried several methods to block off the flow from the well that is causing the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But oil continues to flow into the ocean, with potentially disastrous consequences for the environment. Now a former US military scientist has proposed a seemingly radical solution: detonating a massive bomb underwater to seal the leaking well. It sounds like an extreme measure, but could such a plan actually succeed? One independent engineer contacted by BBC News agreed that explosives could seal...
  • 'They're Not Cleaning it Up They're Covering it Up' - Citizens Respond & Report Gulf Atrocity

    06/27/2010 5:46:29 PM PDT · by unspun · 66 replies
    Renew America ^ | Arlen Williams
    U.S. Citizens must do for ourselves, while we are being mushroom managed by the Obama administration and their accomplices in globalist mega-racketeering (Link-1 Link2). This is especially essential at the Gulf. Here are two important examples on video, of citizens at work. The first reports what may be very serious contamination of the waters, as far eastward as Florida. 6/24 video, Brietbart TV: "Surf at Pensacola Beach Bubbling like Acid" "As far as EPA, OSHA, NOAA, BP, and the 'Federal' Government... every one of them is in collaboration with each other. That comes from someone at the top of NOAA."...
  • Should Pres. Obama Resign Over Feb. 13? Oilbama knew of leak!

    06/23/2010 7:20:59 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 36 replies
    Foxnation ^ | 6/23/2010 | Foxnation
    By Kevin McCullough While defending his own policies President Obama has routinely been rude and sarcastic to his predecessor, George W. Bush. Yet Obama appears to be making the resident of the previous White House look like a genius compared to his own serious missteps in office. Case in point – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's performance and the communication of priorities on the issue of oil rig safety in the Gulf of Mexico. It seems incomprehensible that the president and other members of the administration still have jobs when it is now being reported that the federal government was apprised...
  • God's Work? Luck? Or Lawbreaking?

    06/21/2010 9:52:29 PM PDT · by voveo · 8 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | June 21. 2010 | Karl Denninger
    It seems incomprehensible that the president and other members of the administration still have jobs when it is now being reported that the federal government was apprised by BP on February 13 that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was leaking oil and natural gas into the ocean floor.
  • Obama,"I'm Not Going to Rest Until the Leak is Stopped"

    05/31/2010 5:27:16 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 44 replies · 844+ views
    You Tube ^ | 5/29/10 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    I guess it depends upon your definition of the word rest. Oops, the speechwriter reused the exact same talking points.
  • Could the Horizon Leak Be Much, Much Worse? Is That Why Foreign Help Has Been Turned Away?

    06/14/2010 7:20:31 PM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 44 replies · 1,468+ views
    www.HillBuzz.Org ^ | June 14, 2010 | HillBuzz
    Could the reason for the 'hide behind the Jones Act' strategy of Duh Won be not one of Union appeasement (hardline adherence to the the Jones Act--waived by GWB in Katrina) or not even Greenie homage...could it be that the lack of media access, the stoppage of all flyovers, be due to the Horizon Deep Water leak being much, much more profound than originally reported? The Boyz at HillBuzz pose the question, via an article posted by The Oil Drum (link to TOD also attached).
  • Just How Bad Is The Deepwater Horizon Disaster? (Oil leaking down hole, weakening seafloor?)

    06/13/2010 11:45:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 75 replies · 2,860+ views
    BSAlert ^ | 6/11/10
    It goes without saying that most people no longer believe what British Petroleum is saying publicly about the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf and the condition of the well structure. The reality is much more frightening... In a few crevices in Cyberspace, experts in the industry are whispering what they think is really going on..."OK let's get real about the Gulf of Mexico oil flow. There doesn't really seem to be much info on TOD [The Oil Drum - an online site where oil industry people congregate] that furthers more complete understanding of what's really happening in...
  • How Many Oil Plumes are in the Gulf? - Ask The U.S. Government

    06/08/2010 6:32:37 PM PDT · by unspun · 19 replies · 63+ views
    Investigating Obama ^ | 6/8/2010 | Arlen Williams
    Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, June 9th) I intend to ask the U.S. federal government, this question:How many oil plumes are there in the Gulf of Mexico - how many leaks?I ask you to do the same. I will report my results. Please report yours, in the comments to this post. This is not about how many plumes that private sources have found. It is about how many leaks does the United States government know exist. They have had since April 20, to discover this. They should be able to tell us, should they not? And if they can tell us that,...
  • Riser Has Been Ripped Open By The Sheers -- Dramatic Step Coming Within Hours (Oil Leak)

    06/03/2010 8:08:29 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 2,083+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-3-2010 | Gus Lubin
    Riser Has Been Ripped Open By The Sheers -- Dramatic Step Coming Within Hours Gus Lubin Jun. 3, 2010, 10:54 AM BP has managed to cut through the riser pipe and will proceed with the Lower Marine Riser Package later today. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen called this "good news" and a "significant step" in the Deepwater Disaster. But here's the bad news. Precise cuts with a diamond saw proved impossible. BP was forced to use giant scissors to cut through the pipe, leaving a large and jagged gap. We think that's what you see in this picture. Installing a...
  • Mystery fuel leak seeps into Burrard Inlet

    06/01/2010 2:50:15 AM PDT · by Palter · 3 replies · 361+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 31 May 2010 | TODD COYNE and JONATHAN FOWLIE
    Oil, gas from Chevron refinery in Burnaby has been flowing for weeks METRO VANCOUVER -- Chevron Corporation has been trying for weeks to locate the source of a "historic" leak from its Burnaby oil and gas refinery -- a leak that has been seeping still-unknown amounts of oil, gas and diesel fuel into the Burrard Inlet since at least April 21. Ray Lord, a spokesman for the multinational oil and gas company, said he has no idea how long the seepage from the nearly 70-year-old plant has been happening, but that Chevron first alerted the authorities about the leak on...
  • 'Top kill' planned to stop oil leak (Any fellow FReepers have other solutions?)

    05/22/2010 6:08:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 96 replies · 1,726+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/21/10
    'Top kill' planned to stop oil leakBy the CNN Wire Staff May 21, 2010 11:20 p.m. EDT Washington (CNN) -- A "top kill" method intended to stop the runaway flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico will likely be tried early next week, BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said Friday. In the procedure, thick, viscous fluid twice the density of water will be pumped at a high rate into the site of the leak to stop the flow so that it can then be sealed with cement, Suttles said. "Our best estimate is probably Tuesday," he said, noting...
  • BP Capturing 5,000 Barrels a Day From Gulf Oil Leak

    05/20/2010 10:32:43 AM PDT · by FootBall · 13 replies · 618+ views
    Bloomberg.com ^ | May 20th, 2010 | Jim Polson
    By Jim Polson May 20 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc is capturing 5,000 barrels of oil a day from its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico. The company couldn’t say whether that was all of the crude from the well, which has been estimated to be leaking at that rate.