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Breaking News: Tropical Storm Lee uncovers more oil from PB's oil spill - Sept 13/11

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posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 05:52 AM
Just saw this on the local New Orleans news tonight:

PORT FOURCHON, La. — BP PLC is sending cleanup crews back to Fourchon Beach because erosion from Tropical Storm Lee unearthed miles of tar balls, tar mats and abandoned cleanup equipment left from last year's oil spill.

Six task forces — 90 workers and 17 technicians — will work a seven-day-a-week schedule to clean up the beach, BP spokesman Curtis Thomas told The Courier.

"We knew this was coming," Thomas said. "That's why we've had this manpower on standby."

The cleanup will be phased in over the next week, Thomas said. He said tar balls were reported on other area beaches, but not to the extent that they appeared on Fourchon Beach.

In addition to the old oil, the erosion uncovered PVC pipes used to secure boom and snares used to absorb oil.

More at the link above.

What gets me is This isn't over. PB cleaned up what they could see on the surface, said We're done here and left. Sure there are crews "standing by" to clean up new surges on oil coming ashore like this but shouldn't they be doing More? I want them to be proactive and OUT THERE in the Gulf still cleaning up the oil. I want them uncovering this hidden oil and removing it.

But that's Impossible you say, "The oil could be anywhere in the Gulf ! That's an Unrealistic expectation!"

BS. I say that's the cost of doing business. If it takes 10 years of PB solidly working at it with every employee they have and every dime too, totally bankrupting them, then that's whats they should be doing. PB is getting away with murder in more ways than one with a slap on the wrist and they are STILL being allowed to drill for oil in the gulf!

If a kid fires a gun and shoots his foot off do you let him play with another gun? No.. so why let PB into Our Gulf?

posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 06:54 AM
The Spill was never stopped - it's still belching out and all they did was sink the spill and tell people they'd capped it. It can't be stopped - the technology to stop that thing does not exist!

posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 06:58 AM
reply to post by quedup

And remember when reporters were investigating on the beaches but were ordered not to dig down into the sand more than 6 inches or so. Weren't reporters escorted from the cleanup areas for trying to show that just beneath the sand lurked massive amounts of tar balls, etc?

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posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 07:18 AM
Just as long as they get their Black Gold they couldn't give a fig about the environment or the lives they ruin - same thing going on in Fukushima right now. These places will become uninhabitable for sure but that's nothing to what will eventually happen to the whole planet thanks to their greed. They have started a chain reaction of disasters that can't be stopped affecting ocean currents hence, the climate and the marine life that we all rely on.

Just a matter of time!
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posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 07:22 AM
So many people are worrying about Comets coming our way - we don't need no Comet to put an end to life as we know it. The Mayans were right 2012 Dec., is about how long it will take for us to see the true results of their interference with nature.

Enjoy life while it lasts!

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