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Deepwater Horizon Rig Wreckage Oil Sheens
2013-07-17 09:12:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Oil sheens recently discovered floating at the ocean's surface near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster were caused by pockets of oil trapped within the wreckage of the sunken rig, according to the results of a new chemical analysis. The sheens, which were first reported to the US Coast Guard by BP last September, had led to some concern that the capped Macondo Well that played a key role in the largest offshore oil...

2010-11-17 17:15:13

The numerous technical and operational breakdowns that contributed to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico suggest the lack of a suitable approach for managing the inherent risks, uncertainties, and dangers associated with deepwater drilling operations and a failure to learn from previous "near misses," says an interim report of preliminary findings from a committee of the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council....

2006-06-25 19:31:49

By Hugh Bronstein ARACATACA, Colombia (Reuters) - Life did not imitate art on Sunday when this town where Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born and first heard the ghost stories that would inform the "magical realism" of his novels, rejected a proposal to change its name to honor him. Fewer than the required 7,400 voters showed up for a referendum, which had been pushed by the local government to rename the community as Aracataca-Macondo. Macondo, as the Nobel laureate's fans know, is the...

2006-06-25 10:11:37

By Hugh Bronstein ARACATACA, Colombia (Reuters) - The people of Aracataca, where Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born and first heard the ghost stories that would inform the "magical realism" of his novels, decide on Sunday whether to change the town's name to honor him. A banner stretching across the road leading to this impoverished community in Colombia's northern banana-growing region already takes the new name for granted, saying "Welcome to the magical world of Macondo." Macondo,...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.