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    Oil spill continues after mishap off the Australia

    yo! kazza, gazza, subjunk?

    who's rig is that?
    how bad is the mess?
    are any reefs threatened?

    From the BNO Newsroom, by Mathew Peterson.
    MELBOURNE (BNO NEWS) -- A major oil spill continued from a western Australian oil rig following a well head mishap on Friday, authorities said on Saturday.

    Sixty nine personnel were safely evacuated Friday morning local time, following a poisonous gas leak on the West Atlas oil rig, 155 miles off the Australian coast. Reports suggest a plug blocking a drilling hole was released, resulting in a gas leak and oil spill reaching over nine miles in length.

    Australian authorities have scrambled to activate a major clean up operation whilst urging the operating company, PTTEP Australasia, to repair the well head and stop the oil flow. Government officials say "the leak has occurred in one of the remotest locations possible, making any operation difficult."

    A specialist Hercules, hired by the authorities, has been delayed in it's arrival from Singapore, and will tomorrow fly over the spill to drop dispersants.

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    Re: Oil spill continues after mishap off the Austr

    thanks for answering.

    no, the turtles aren't going to be too happy about this, but they are better equipped to live through it than the corals, fish and birds. how bad does the kill look?

    how much did they spill?

    any people die?

    who is getting the oil from the rig? unfortunately, that's the only question most people here need to know. we're still paying at the pump for the exxon valdez.

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    Re: Oil spill continues after mishap off the Austr

    less than 3000 gallons of ultra-light crude is hardly anything to worry about. the caldera at yellowstone blowing it's cork or the new madrid fault line cutting loose will make things pretty dicey for the folks living on this chunk of debris we call home.

    has it gotten worse or did they get it plugged yet?

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    Re: Oil spill continues after mishap off the Austr

    last i heard they had some divers put on pink suits and mimic a vagina while others shot up a sperm whale with viagra and so the crisis has reportedly been temporarily resolved!? how 'green' a fix is that!? it's such a treat to see man, science and nature work in a harmonious way!? :freak3: :spin2: :
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    Re: Oil spill continues after mishap off the Austr

    Hmm.... 10 weeks on and this thing is still leaking.


    Oh, and it just caught on fire.


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    Re: Oil spill continues after mishap off the Austr

    more stupid examples of free market capitalism wrecking the planet!? sell the foreigner the technology to drill but forget the OOPS!! directions!? brochure footnote says...........if oops occurs, call 911!? :freak3: :spin2: :
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