Stories and anecdotes from part of my life in 2 British police forces, years in saddles of motorcycles - and other places I've blundered into ©
Well at least now when they catch fish, they won't need any oil to fry them.
Apparently this is only the seventh largest oil spill. I have no clue what the others were.
I now read (in New Scientist) that size doesn't matter. The key in this one is to stop the oil reaching marshes. Apparently, small spills can do more damage than big ones.
Somewhere between Obama, BP, the fishermen and the wildlife is the small matter of an oil slick that stretches the equivalent distance from Kings Lynn to Calais. I'm so glad its just a small one, or have I no sense of perspective? (Although the diesel slick that almost caught me out on the way in to work yesterday and which then stretched for a mile and a half, seemed pretty big from the saddle of my Harley.
Our diligent press Have just tracked down the fact that a Mexican spill 'across the bay' in 1979 was massively bigger. That one took 9 months to staunch (by relief wells) as does not seem mentioned in the BP-Haliburton risk assessment. The worst effects of that were over in two years,partly because the heat degrades the crude quickly.
ACO: This is looking more and more like an Obama rescue rather than a `wildlife and countryside` one. How familiar.
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