Top scientist: Only one ship testing methane levels in Gulf, NOAA hiding results; Amount is “just startlingly high”


UGA SCIENTIST: TOO LITTLE RESEARCH ON GASES AT OIL DISASTER SITE IN GULF, Sunday Paper, June 29, 2010:

[UGA marine scientist Samantha Joye] notes "I have read the reports from NOAA and I have yet to see methane measurements."

She says "the biggest hole [in research on the disaster] is the gas data." ...

Joye says the amount of methane that's getting into the air is unknown because only one ship is actually doing any measuring of gases in the air. ...

Joye, whose background is in chemistry, says when she and her colleagues got out their calculators and started looking at the measures of gas produced by the ruptured BP well-head, "the numbers we came up with are just startlingly high."

1986: Underwater methane release kills 1,800 people and all livestock

A report from WRAL Channel 5 in Raleigh shows how the contents from the spewing well can accumulate halfway up the water column when attempting to surface from a depth of 5,000 feet:

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