Posted by: stiltsville | May 5, 2010

May 6 oil spill forecast prediction map

May 5 oil spill prediction forecast map

Compared to previous maps, this one shows the oil slick is breaking up. Oil does evaporate, but slowly. And it leaves behind “tar balls.”

The Pentagon has approved the federal mobilization of up to 17,500 National Guard troops to help various states with the oil spill, 2,500 in Florida. Canada, Mexico, Britain, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the U.N. Environmental Program have offered equipment and expert assistance. The open end of the broken riser pipe has been capped. This may not reduce the quantity of oil escaping, but it’s a start…

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