Originally posted by Divinorumus
Just heard the following: BP contractor is killed at Dutch refinery after wall collapses, spokesman for oil giant says. No news link yet.
Found a link: BP Contractor Killed in Construction Accident at Dutch Refinery
Pretty dangerous company. You folks that are still filling up BP might want to start wearing hardhats before pulling into one of their filling stations, cause folks are still dying because of this company.
[edit on 16-6-2010 by Divinorumus]
Originally posted by Ulala
reply to post by redeyedwonder
It's not a senseless complaint to any extent whatever. Come back to this forum in a few years time when the latest oil spill happens in some third world nation ... start a thread about it ... your thread will die within a few posts. Your thoughtful contribution about the plight of some poor people will largely go unread, your thorough examination about the causes of the spill, the role of corporations will be treated with total indifference.
No-one will care. Because it doesn't affect USA.
That's a terrible indictment about Americans, perhaps people in general. They don't care about what's happening in someone else's backyard.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by Chadwickus
Imagine if a company called USAPetrolium, had the same accident off the shores of the UK. destroying the Cornish Coast line We Brits would be burning American flags and effiggies of Obama. There would be so much anti American sentiment compared with what us Brits have recieved.
I was listening to an interview with a park ranger from Valdez, who said on a hot day you can still smell the oil that came from the Exxon spill which was nearly 20 years ago.
Just imagine the lasting effects of this disaster. I believe the disaster deserves its own section in ATS.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
I wonder how much attention this would get if it occurred anywhere else but America...