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Colombia's Largest oil spill to date

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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 07:57 PM
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Another feel good environmental story... /s

Ecopetrol wouldn't even acknowledge the spill happened (estimated at about 25,000 barrels so far), until 3 weeks AFTER the well breached the surface. So now we have oil gushing out of the ground and ending up in one of the country's largest waterways, the Magdalena river, which serves as a drinking water supply for millions of people. Thousands of people in the vicinity of the well have already lost their water supply...

The company says they'll begin snubbing operations on Thursday, but who knows when the well will actually be capped. The companies here are so frickin inept.

Bloody Humans

colombiareports.com...

sostenibilidad.semana.com...




posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: Tucket
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. There is a problem that needs fixing. And here we are with a country that almost relies on tourism to thrive to be harmed this.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 07:04 AM
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So sad how little ATS cares about the environment anymore.


Locals have said on social media that Ecopetrol personnel is trying to contain the disaster with shovels and light equipment, but is unable to prevent the disaster from getting worse.


Omission of emissions, covering it up with shovels and bulldozers. Petrol companies been operating like that for decades in the "Third World". Abandoned well heads litter Earth.

The saddest part for me is the animals and fish. They been drinking from that river for eons. They have to drink from that river, don't know what the sludge or foul taste mean. Slowly poisening themselves, dying crudely from build up of toxins in their system.

Convulsing and gasping for breath on the river bank, wondering WTF?



edit on 27-3-2018 by intrptr because: spelling



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 08:21 AM
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Sometimes I think the owners and workers of these companies want the animals to die.

Those animals are getting in the way of them making money.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 10:04 AM
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There needs to be international regulations on this kind of thing. We heard about this spill, but we do not hear about ninety percent of the spills and leaks that are happening in other countries, especially in the ocean. It is easy to bribe someone in the governments and in some cases, land outside of a governments control still causes some effects on their people. There needs to be uniform world wide laws governing this stuff, if a country wants to increase the minimum standards, then it is their choice in their own waters or on their shores..



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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And as if this Country wasn't enough of a disaster, Fracking Tech. has recently arrived. Right now they're doing exploratory pilot projects, but look for Colombia to be fracked into oblivion. One of the most prospective regions they are planning to frack is land near Bogota...where the entire city gets its water from.



posted on Mar, 28 2018 @ 11:13 AM
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well columbia does not have any drilling regulations that are worth a darn. So i dont expect companies there to give a crap.



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