the oil leak in the gulf is not a spill of some sort or a line that is leaking, it is a hole in the earth that is leaking oil, through a hole drilled by people. right now, since the ocean and sea floor are pushing down on the reservoir while oil is coming out of it, the reservoir is shrinking as oil comes out. and since the oil is coming up through a long narrow hole, and the pressure of the ocean is pushing down on the reservoir, it is hard for any water or anything to go down into the reservoir. so once most or all of the oil has come up through the narrow hole, it is likely that the reservoir will have little or no volume left, not allowing any water to enter it, which, if it did, could be catastrophic, because it would turn to steam from the intense heat in the reservoir and rapidly create a bubble under the sea floor, raising the sea floor rapidly, before the bubble were to break free, releasing toxic gasses mixed with steam from the reservoir, and the ocean floor would sink back in on itself, creating a massive tsunami, washing oil and toxic chemicals that they have been using, miles onto shore. if all of the oil just squeezes out this is not likely to happen, as the pressure below the water would be greater, being made of rock, and being pushed down by an ocean. this being said, if they were to drill a second hole, before all of the oil has pushed out and the reservoir has squeezed itself shut, THEY WOULD BE CARBING THE RESERVOIR, meaning, as oil was going out of the first hole, instead of the reservoir shrinking, WATER WOULD LIKELY BE SUCKED IN TO DISPLACE THE OIL.!!! THEY ARE TRYING TO DO THIS NOW!!!
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