posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 03:56 AM
Hey OP.. I hope you don't mind me adding some info to the thread here. The last post there got me to thinking about how and why this happened. Why
weren't these better protected, indeed?
then...I found what ruined my day. First, keep in mind everything your 2nd link says about their response...how they haven't even been in to see
damage yet..and have no actual idea HOW much leaked. 300,000 gallons.. Yeah... I discovered where THAT number originated. I think I'm going to be
sick. The articles you found...the more RECENT articles? Well.. they were a bit selective of facts compared to the one I just discovered from Nov.
1......at a time they wrote it to give the distinct "It's all over...you can go home now" feel, like all these facts were just trivia. Well...if
they'd been in your OP articles? I mean, if the more recent ones carried a couple little details? Oh...this could be small, or they could be a full
With regards to the Sewaren tank facility:
Four diesel oil storage tanks were damaged, two of which are believed to have released some of their contents. Before the storm each tank held
336,000 gallons of oil.
4 tanks.... not 2. 2 are deemed to have leaked but 4 are damaged. Now that didn't mean much to me at first. I had to go back to your articles again
to see...they never mentioned either fact. Not the fact there were 4....and NOT the fact that *EACH* holds over 300,000 Gallons of Diesel Oil. (Diesel
Oil?? Is this Diesel Fuel or Bunker Oil for the ships coming through? Suddenly, that detail matters I think)
Here is the kicker we should never forget. Read your OP articles, then read this again.
Initial response actions were successful to stop the flow of diesel from the secondary containment area into Woodbridge Creek, N.J. The diesel
fuel is contained in the area around the storage tanks in Woodbridge Creek, Smith’s Creek and the Motiva Terminals dock on the Arthur Kill Channel.
Approximately 130 responders are taking part in the cleanup effort.
Assessments of the surrounding waterways, creeks and community have been conducted. Contractors are working to remove contained pockets of oil in
Smith’s Creek utilizing skimmers, vacuum trucks, absorbent pads, and absorbent boom. Additional cleanup actions are ongoing around the
The bottom half below the picture in the link shows the recent Coast Guard update. It's in line with your OP..though still not as clear and detailed
as your stories are now.
I take 2 very important things from this.
#1. Information changes flowing forward in time.......4 tanks become 2. 336,000 gallons per tank, with 2 full tanks leaking from day 1....becomes only
2 mentioned at all and no one knows how much now..BUT..they kinda think 300,000 with the reader left to kinda wonder.....if they don't know how much,
how can they know how much? Yeah... now we know.
I wish I didn't now.
#2. Happy stories about a bad event are probably B.S. to read what I've linked from early on, you'd really think it was about over and
..whew....missed a bullet huh? I mean really... It's written that way. If you were a Resident close enough for the difference in facts to
matter....it'd matter A LOT, I'm betting.