From my pals over at Daily Kos Gulfwatchers, who have continued their 24/7 vigil over BP’s Macondo well since it was killed in the middle of September, below is a video of the cap put in place over the collet connector early yesterday morning. The cap memorializes the eleven men who were killed by this well on the night of April 20, 2010. It seems unjust that, like an eternal flame, gas continues to stream from the well, even as they prepare to abandon it and the memorial to those who lost their lives. Have a look.
Jason Anderson, 35, toolpusher, of Midfield, Texas. He left behind his wife, Shelley, and two children.Dale Burkeen, 37, crane operator, from outside Philadelphia, Mississippi. He left behind his wife, Rhonda, and two children.Donald Clark, 49, assistant driller, of Newellton, Louisiana. He left behind his wife, Sheila, and four children.Stephen Curtis, 40, assistant driller, of Georgetown, Louisiana. He left behind his wife, Nancy, and two children.Gordon Jones, 28, mud engineer, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He left behind his pregnant wife, Michelle, and a son. Michelle gave birth to a son 24 days after the blowout.Roy Wyatt Kemp, 27, derrick man recently promoted to assistant driller, of Jonesville, Louisiana. He left behind his wife, Courtney, and two daughters.Karl Kleppinger, 38, floor hand, of Natchez, Mississippi. He left behind his wife, Tracy, and a son.Blair Manuel, 56, mud engineer, of St. Amant, Louisiana. He left behind his fiancée, Melinda, and three daughters.Dewey Revette, 48, driller, of State Line, Mississippi. He left behind his wife, Sherri, and two daughters.Shane Roshto, 22, floor hand, of Franklin County, Mississippi. He left behind his wife, Natalie, and one child.Adam Weise, 24, floor hand, of Yorktown, Texas.When he shall dieTake him and cut him out in little starsAnd he will make the face of heav’n so fineThat all the world will be in love with nightAnd pay no worship to the garish sun.–William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
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Bob Cavnar is the author of Disaster on the Horizon, available now.