Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Oil Rig Explodes in Gulf Of Mexico!

A "Deepwater Horizon" drilling rig, operated by BP oil Corporation, exploded today in the Gulf of Mexico. 17 platform workers were injured and at least 11 others are still unaccounted for.

This is a picture of the rig before the explosion.

Remarkably, according to BP officials, little or no oil has leaked into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of this explosion.  Apparently something called a "Blowout Preventer" has automatically shut the oil well down and prevented what could have been a major catastrophe.

I sure hope they're right, otherwise this could prove to be the kind of disaster that environmentalists have so often warned us about.

Just Thinking

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