6/9 1022am CT - I just got off the phone with Lt. Budaio of the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command. He stated that the U.S. Geological Survey had confirmed that there are numerous oil plumes off the coast of Texas, also Florida. These have been investigated and they are identified as naturally occurring. One of them is quite large, three feet in diameter.
These fissures tend to increase after earthquakes, explained the Lieutenant. There may be as many as twenty or thirty plumes of oil, of various sizes, but none are approaching the volume of the Deepwater Horizon disaster's gusher.
Asked if this number of fissures is unusual, he said it was not.
At the Deepwater site: Lt. Budaio stated that he knows of no significant oil leaks outside the one barrel-shaped leaking pipe joint, which has been partially capped. This is the one in the videos.
My name, telephone number, and email address have been given to BP by Lt. Budaio, with the request that they reply immediately, to confirm information about the leaks. He would not give a separate number for BP and did not pass me through at that moment, telling me there was a change-over of personnel at the time.
If I do not get an immediate response from BP, which, frankly, I do not expect, I will try to contact them, through the telephone number I last listed in this article's comments. I will be available to do this only sporadically though the middle of the day, but intend to pursue and to ask other questions when and if I speak with a representative of British Petroleum plc.
6/9 am - See comments to this post, for progress. Please call too, but I have posted better telephone numbers in the comments.
6/8 - 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, perhaps they can give us their coordinates on the globe. How close or far are they, from each other? And if they can tell us that, perhaps they can tell us what they are coordinating, to stop them. Right?
Here is the contact information for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20460Here is contact information for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
Telephone (202) 272-0167 - TTY (speech- and hearing-impaired) (202) 272-0165
500 C Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20472Here is the contact information for the FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS):
FEMA Office of External Affairs – 202-646-4600
FEMA Newsdesk – 202-646-3272 E-mail: (FEMA-News-Desk@dhs.gov)
Questions regarding NIMS should be directed to
FEMA-NIMS@dhs.gov or 202-646-3850.
Lisa Perez Jackson, Administrator EPA; Janet Napolitano, Secretary DHS; William Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator
- "Have You Seen This Man? - The Hunt for William Craig Fugate" (FEMA Administrator) - 6/1/2010
- "RICO Investigation Needed NOW About Gulf, Energy & CCX"
- I.O. tag: "Gulf Gusher"
- EPA page, "Learn what Lisa's up do"