Oil Spill Live Feed Link: Watch the Video, BP Heavily Criticised
A Live Feed of the BP Oil Spill Has Been Posted Online by Senator Bill Nelson Shows Oil Gushing Out of the Deepwater Horizon Rig: BP Heavily Criticized for Leak
There are currently two places on line to watch the oil spill live feed, but both sites are experiencing heavy traffic so if the video does not work right away, be patient and refresh the page and it will load when it can.
In the video a large amount of oil and gas can be seen gushing out in to the ocean right next to the pipe that is carrying some of the oil to the surface. It was Congressman Ed Markey from Massachusetts that really pushed for BP to make the video available to the public as he wants everyone to see what exactly is happening to the ecosystem, wildlife and people and what could happen if the oil is allowed to spread even further via the ocean currents.
"These videos stand as a scalding, blistering indictment of BP's inattention to the scope and size of the greatest environmental catastrophe in the history of the United States," said Rep. Edward J. Markey (D., Mass.)
BP has been heavily criticized for their response to the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon rig that sunk over a month ago in the Gulf of Mexico. They say that the tube they placed down there is capturing 210,000 gallons (5,000 barrels) a day, but as the video shows, they are a long way from trapping the oil completely. They later backtracked, saying they had only managed to capture about 2,220 barrels and some independent scientists have estimated that the amout of oil gushing out everyday is 10 times the estimated 5,000 barrels.
According to CNN, a BP Managing Director Bob Dudley said that over the weekend the company plans to pump fluids in to the well that will hopefully lead to the leak being closed off in the next few days.
"If that option doesn't work, we've got a second and a third option we'll do after that," Dudley said on CNN's Larry King on Thursday. "We're hopeful that next week we'll be able to shut it off."
People are angry however. Oil has already breached some of the booms set up to protect the coastline and wildlife are washing up on the beaches covered in oil and struggling to survive.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson wrote a letter to BP CEO Tony Hayward in which they state that the public and the government has the right to 'complete transparency' about all matters relating to this oil spill.
The letter requests all records of sampling, monitoring and internal investigations -- as well as any videos related to the spill.
On Sunday BP had announced that they were going to try to plug the leak with heavy mud and concrete but have now stated that attempt will not happen until the earliest on Tuesday. With such a method never attempted at such a great depth it is still unknown if it will work however, and many are doubtful it will.