posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 11:22 AM
Just to toss a note in on this? The people working the clean up aren't imports from a thousand miles away and indifferent to the environment. It's a
local spill with local damage and local labor in much of what is happening.
This is by NO means the Exxon Valdez or Deepwater Horizon. Locals, regional or neighborhood (doesn't matter HOW far within the general locla area
they come from) aren't going to tolerate a clean-up half done. Exxon knows that as well as anyone. They aren't remotely powerful enough in rural
Arkansas to play the games BP did with a whole Government wrapped around their finger like a pinky ring.
We'll hear ALL about it, soon enough. The guys covered in the mess right now won't be there forever and plenty are temp help, paid for this job.
I.E. .. NO loyalties to Exxon or anyone else if it turns into a furball with environmental disaster left AFTER cleanup is declared done.
I'd just caution against a rush to Judgement on an incident of this scope and size. I live here. I know the general mindsets and attitudes of the
people.....which don't change enough to comment about within just a couple hours south of here. If anything, they are more extreme to what I'm
talking about than people are here...not less so.
Time will tell..but for the love of Darwin, I hope no one else gets stupid and goes wandering through what is clearly a high risk hazmat site with
Walmart level painter's protection. That is a QUICK way to die and die real hard and badly, IMO. There are GOOD REASONS the clean up people are
wearing near bunny suits for what they do ...and it's not to look cool. It's to LIVE through handling something that is incredibly toxic before the
cleanup chemicals are even added to the mix.