Friday, February 15, 2013

Near miss

Sometimes the things that just barely don't happen can be even scarier than the things that do. We don't perceive it to be so but our existence is a pretty tenuous proposition.  One minute you're minding your own business, the next minute, boom...  you're swimming with the floating fire ants.

We see so many things go boom on a regular basis that you'd think we'd be more conscious of the ever-present threat.  But for whatever reason our minds just don't work that way.  And that's probably for the best, especially when you also consider all the things just barely miss going boom on a regular basis.

Oh and no, I'm not talking about the asteroid. 

Apache Corp. evacuated 15 workers from a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico and is preparing kill the well after tests found natural gas migrating below the seabed.

The Houston-based company has contracted with specialists Boots & Coots to kill the natural gas well, located in 218 feet of water about 50 miles east of Venice, La. A drilling rig is heading for the site in case it’s needed to bore a relief well to intercept the one being plugged.

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