Controlled Burn

Gas is flared in a controlled burn at the Deepwater Horizon disaster site.

  • David Wheeler 5y

    This is a terrific shot, Duncan.
  • James Davidson 5y

    Thanks man. It was an incredible (not in a good way) place to be.
  • Milan Karakas 5y

    I don't understand one thing: By "controlled burn", they will remove part of the pollution from the sea surface, but it will pollute air.

    What is the point? So desperate action? What?

    Few days looking at live stream of repairing site (underwater), but they not do much since then.

    Live stream:
  • cassfuller 5y

    The controlled burn is to remove the Methane gas that is a part of what comes up with the oil. The methane is probably far more dangerous than the oil. The press isn't covering the danger that this invisible gas, probably because of the fear it might insight. BP says they are burning off 30 million cubic feet daily. Also the measured Methane gas levels are being reported to be 100,000 times the normal in a very large radius of the site.
  • Milan Karakas 5y


    Oh, yes. Now I understand. Thanks for the info.
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Taken on June 17, 2010
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