May 1st, 2010
02:08 PM ET

Possible locations of oil spill impact through Monday

The impact of the oil slick is expected to be felt along the Gulf Coast during the next two days, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NOAA graphic above shows possible locations of impact through Monday. The graphic was prepared by NOAA on Wednesday.

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  1. bto

    what did the survivors of the rig say what happened????????????????????

    May 2, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. David

    While everyone is and should be concerned with the wildlife: let's NOT FORGET THE PEOPLE! The people of the gulf region, especially along the affected areas, will loose not only their livelihoods as fishermen (including crabbing/shrimping processing...), but will loose their entire life style as well. I am tremendously saddened seeing oil globules and smelly muck where, as a child, I would sit and see my feet in the water... How many lifetimes will we go through until some lucky kid gets to throw a line in using his first "cane" fishing pole? These are the life shaping experiences that will evaporate shortly. We REALLY need to think of the people as well as the environment. I could go on and on but I believe you get the idea and can make your own extrapolations.

    May 2, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. pokechop

    SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!! quit your whining get in your boat volunter lets clean this mess up love pokechop

    May 2, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bto

    love pokechop.................what a nerd

    May 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bill law

    hello again,

    since you didn't listen to me the first time, i will try again.

    the way to sovle this problem fast and relatively simple, is to

    bundle up in an enclosed container, several tons of dynamite, somehow

    ignite if from the surface. since the depth of the water it will explode

    downwards and immediately stop the flow of oil.

    sound simple? yes but it will work.

    bill law

    May 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Aaron

    I could be wrong.. but that sounds like pouring gasoline onto a fire bill. I get it, the explosion would bury the leak? suppose it just mkes an even bigger leak? Other than the expense.. why hasn't bioremediation been applied? The microbes would break down the capsules surrounding the oil and the waste/byproducts of these microbes would break the oil down to water and carbon. At this point, I think this should be mandated no matter what the cost. Kitty Litter would work better than the steps they have taken thus far. So called "experts" in Houston.. STOP comparing this to Apollo 13... they were in space with toothpicks and dental floss to steer the ship back to Earth. The gulf crisis has every material conceivable at their disposal and the money and manpower to make it happen. Do something.

    May 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Trevvy

    Why does it always seem that for being such an advanced world power, when a multi regional economical and environmental crisis comes along, no one knows what to do. First Katrina, then the Wall Street Fiasco, now BP. How many days do we have to see government or BP officials saying.."Yep...we got a problem.." Haven't we learned enough that the red tape needs to be cut and get things going to take care of the mess that in this case was created by oil greed and will impact the people and environment in the region forever. I wish I would have had the privilege of taking a trip through the gulf region, before this. I fear, a total human culture and wealth of wildlife will be lost forever.....except for oil rigs......Isn't it amazing that for an industry that touts advancements and concern for us all, now is showing its true colors.

    May 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. PBC

    Okay I'll say it since nobody really seems to want to.


    I would have expected it from the whole region.

    May 3, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. PBC


    May 3, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mark

    Im British and suppose to support British companies but shame on you BP.The disaster you and ocean have caused is horrific.I hope the American government and people screw you into the floor for what you have done.The destruction caused is unthinkable.Would the management of BP get on its hands and knees and clear up.No they will just winge on TV pointing fingers.I wish i could help.

    May 3, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. PBC

    What about a great big kick ass Shop Vac onto one of those oil ships.
    Yah it might require sucking up a couple of fish and some water but the fish
    that get caught up are as good as dead anyhow and the oil and water separate
    themselves and the water could be pumped out then y'all could stop this slick
    from spreading further.

    May 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ignorance in the USA

    How many of you complaining here ride your bike to work? How many of you take the train or carpool?

    We can blame whomever we want, but as long as we consume gas at the current rate... this is the cost. So unless you plan to do something about it yourself, quit complaining about the companies that are trying to supply to your level of demand.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ray

    Have to agree with post #27. Stop whining while driving your gas sucking SUV's.
    These companies are busting their backsides to supply oil for your needs. What are you doing to reduce our dependence? What happended is inexcusable. BP should be held accountable but so should everyone who wastes energy.

    May 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. frank

    The government is at fault PERIOD

    May 5, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John

    I am certajn George Busch jis at the bottom of this.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
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