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Oil exploration under Arctic ice could cause 'uncontrollable' natural disaster.

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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 06:42 AM
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After The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, it was obvious to see that we do not have the technology required to respond effectively to seabed oil leaks, and the resulting disaster went on for 3 months spewing 4.9 million barrels of crude oil into the enviroment. You would think after that fiasco, future plans to drill in such conditions would be put on hold until very strict response plans, and research into more effective new technology to protect against such accidents were put into place. But rather than put a hold on such reckless adventures, the green light has been given for oil companies to drill in the most dangerous enviroment possible, the Arctic circle.


Any serious oil spill in the ice of the Arctic, the "new frontier" for oil exploration, is likely to be an uncontrollable environmental disaster despoiling vast areas of the world's most untouched ecosystem, one of the world's leading polar scientists has told The Independent.

If an accident similar to what happened in the gulf were to occur in the Arctic, the resulting spill would likely be unstoppable..


"There are problems with ice encroachment, the remoteness of the Arctic, darkness, extreme weather, deep water, high seas, freezing conditions and icebergs. Basically it would mean that responding to a Gulf of Mexico-style spill off somewhere like Greenland would be impossible."

Source:www.independent.co.uk...




posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 06:44 AM
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i can't be only person who thinks the icecaps are really only melting cause greedy people want the black gold below it?



 
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