posted on May, 5 2010 @ 08:59 AM
reply to post by UberL33t
Alexei Yablokov, a leading Russian environmentalist and an adviser to the Russian Academy of Sciences.
~reports that:~ Russian oil pipelines spring 30,000 to 40,000 leaks every year, most of which go unknown to the public and media, he said. (A
i wonder how he gets those figures, when the media nor gov't oversight is providing him with true stats...
its just a opinionated guess i would say.
but he is correct that there needs much tighter & stricter regulation & compliance on oil pumpers, producers, transporters, refiners, et al.
its pretty much beyond the whisper stage that BP lobbied to exclude itself from installing a redundant, self sealing valve on the deep sea platform
well that's now spreading oil in the gulf of mexico...
see- such a valve costs upward of $500,000,000.oo (1/2Billion $)
and a bunch of palm greasing to circumvent the requirement for this particular deep well (1 mile down)...led to the present situation
LIP-service is what all those involved should get for allowing this accident to turn into an ecological/commercial disaster, broad in scope...
LIPservice = Life-In-Prison
not the colloquial "lip-service' usually associated with such shennanigans and money players.
i wonder just how many of the other 1,000 deep water platforms are under protected if their platform catches fire/explodes and the well connection