View Full Version : Holy Sh*t
11-19-2002, 01:11 AM
oh my god
70,000 tons of oil has been spilled in the ocean near spain
twice as bad as the Exxon Valdez.
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
11-19-2002, 01:24 AM
:hoboy: major suckage
11-19-2002, 01:25 AM
Yep, tanker split right down the middle due to some storm. According to the CNN european coverage I saw, they were saying that between Valdez and another tanker off of France in 1999, this shouldnt have been able to happen.
Wait till gas prices rise tomorrow in response to this.
11-19-2002, 01:36 AM
That does suck. I know they have bacteria that will eat the stuff up, so that should help out. Would it be possible to just set fire to it? probably not, it would be the easiest solution but i think the oil is too heavy to burn.
11-19-2002, 07:24 AM
11-19-2002, 12:10 PM
sucks for all those animals.
reminds me of when sadaam purposely spilled a bunch of oil into the ocean during the gulf war. what a jackass.
11-19-2002, 06:11 PM
oh dang :(
I hope all my aminals stay alive...
11-19-2002, 09:29 PM
I still don't get why they use single hull boats.
11-20-2002, 08:05 AM
11-20-2002, 08:23 AM
its all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
11-20-2002, 11:11 PM
The worst part is all the oil still in the ship... the tanks could rupture whenever... and the water is so deep that when it sinks all the way down they can't do anything about it. =(
11-21-2002, 09:44 AM
Keep this in mind, they spilled fuel oil, not crude oil. So it will be even harder to clean up.
11-21-2002, 02:36 PM
Sometimes...all I can do is shake my head at these things. How can we be so selfish to always do things, even if they may harm things, just for the sake of it costs extra? Why is the world so sick??? Why I can't I just close my eyes and forget about it...:disa:
11-21-2002, 03:54 PM
The problem is there is no financial incentive to keep these ships in good shape. Granted they lost 70,000 gallons but that is still cheaper than if they had the ship repaired properly every 6 months. financially, they are better off "driving them into the ground" so to speak then paying for the repairs. Sadly, the oil companies already factor in x amounts of large oil spills every 10 years or so into their accounting. Its similar to nuclear power plants: its cheaper to dump the waste illegally and pay the fine than it is to properly dispose of it in the first place.
:angry: Its times like these that make me hate being a capitalist.
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