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Gulf Compensation Chief Retreats From Promises to Speed Claims Process

Just over two weeks ago, Kenneth Feinberg took over the process for handling damage claims from the Gulf oil spill, pledging to cut down the response time from BP's widely criticized system to two days for individuals and seven days for businesses that file fully documented claims.

Earlier this week, Feinberg apologized to those affected by the delays. Feinberg said that while many claims could not be processed because people hadn't sent enough documentation, he acknowledged that his staff was falling behind even in managing fully documented claims.

Gulf Compensation Chief Retreats From Promises to Speed Claims Process - ProPublica
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Anybody know where all the oil is now?

There was a lot right?
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There are still some pockets of weathered oil scattered throughout the northern Gulf region which are not transportable and are being removed at a reasonable pace. The vast majority of the spill has been dispersed throughout the water column and apparently been consumed by endemic oil eating microbes without significant degradation of oxygen levels as was originally feared. Although this was the largest spill in the U.S. and therefore caused some hysterical fears of environmental disaster, it is following the same pattern of other similarly sized spills in the Middle East and Africa where natural degradation mitigated most of feared impact.

The environmental impact assessment has only just begun and will take many months to a year before any real evidence is produced quantifying the impact.

As I said previously, the actual environmental impact of a spill and it's volume are mutually exclusive things. The focus on size is too simplistic a measure of impact. Unfortunately, lots of people can't seem to comprehend the significance unless there is a number.
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There are still some pockets of weathered oil scattered throughout the northern Gulf region which are not transportable and are being removed at a reasonable pace. The vast majority of the spill has been dispersed throughout the water column and apparently been consumed by endemic oil eating microbes without significant degradation of oxygen levels as was originally feared. Although this was the largest spill in the U.S. and therefore caused some hysterical fears of environmental disaster, it is following the same pattern of other similarly sized spills in the Middle East and Africa where natural degradation mitigated most of feared impact.

The environmental impact assessment has only just begun and will take many months to a year before any real evidence is produced quantifying the impact.

As I said previously, the actual environmental impact of a spill and it's volume are mutually exclusive things. The focus on size is too simplistic a measure of impact. Unfortunately, lots of people can't seem to comprehend the significance unless there is a number.

Or it's on the bottom outta sight outta mind.
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Or it's on the bottom outta sight outta mind.
That's precisely where virtually all the sampling is taking place. Nothing "outta mind" there. Surface sampling is a futile exercise for which even the academic institutions grad students are aware.
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That's precisely where virtually all the sampling is taking place. Nothing "outta mind" there. Surface sampling is a futile exercise for which even the academic institutions grad students are aware.
Or it could be a million gallons of dispersant put it there. Just haven't found the bulk of it yet.
I know some of it is off the coast of Pensacola Beach on the bottom. They found that much of it in about 60 feet of water. And not a microbe having lunch in sight.
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Or it could be a million gallons of dispersant put it there. Just haven't found the bulk of it yet.
I know some of it is off the coast of Pensacola Beach on the bottom. They found that much of it in about 60 feet of water. And not a microbe having lunch in sight.
Actually it couldn't and you can't see microbes but then some people will believe what you want regardless of reality. I can't debate perception. If you ever want to discuss the science, I'll be happy to do that.
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Actually it couldn't and you can't see microbes but then some people will believe what you want regardless of reality. I can't debate perception. If you ever want to discuss the science, I'll be happy to do that.

Science ! K1 Please.

Your so blinded by your own point of view no one and nothing else matters. Science ! Ya right. You won't even acknowledge oil has been found on the bottom in 60 feet of water off the coast of the pan handle of Florida. And the Facts are right in front of you along with the pictures of it. Science!
You totally misinterpret the facts. You can"t even handle reality.
When you can deal with the facts of life and this situation we can talk science until then enjoy your own little perfect world.
In the meantime I and others will be voting out the Aholes who support and supported those monsters at BP.

Science! Your Funny
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Still waiting...
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Still waiting...
And you will keep waiting. You Sir are a non entity. You don't matter. Your refusal to accept the most fundamental facts of the situation excludes you from any conversation.
But enjoy your wait. Your to funny.
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