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Oil in The Mississippi

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Not gonna bother putting up a link because I'm tech.-challenged, but I thought people would want to know that nearly half a million gallons of oil got dumped in the Mississippi River near New Oreleans, I think yesterday.

Very upsetting. Sometimes I feel people just don't care....

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It was an accident, a collision:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUKN2332342820080723

I think a lot of people care.  An emergency response is in process.

Everything that can be done is being done to contain and clean-up

the mess.

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Apparently, the tug boat driver lacked a proper liscence.

He didn't seem to care. Course, why would that matter when your transporting 400,000 gal of oil.

I'm sorry, this crap just makes me sick.

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I saw this report and it was sad that it happened.  It seems like they were doing everything they could to get it cleaned up ASAP.  They also set up booms to prevent contamination of nearby areas.

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Wow, if things are still the same as when I lived there, some of the water New Orleans Drinks comes from the river,

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At least people are taking responsibility and were prepared to handle it.

Wow, if things are still the same as when I lived there, some of the water New Orleans Drinks comes from the river,

It shouldn't affect the water.  Oil is can be removed quite easily from the water.

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At least people are taking responsibility and were prepared to handle it.

Wow, if things are still the same as when I lived there, some of the water New Orleans Drinks comes from the river,

It shouldn't affect the water. Oil is can be removed quite easily from the water.

Yea but it sticks to peirs, rocks, the bottom, the fish and a lot of other stuff. Not to mention the wind emulsifying some of it. There are over 35 cases of leukemia ( town 35,000)_ because their water wells were contaminated from a leaking gasoline storage tank,

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Is this refined oil or crude?   SOunds like refined or maybe its just because its in freshwater that they are reacting so quickly.  I dont know.  But I do know that when a tanker spills crude oil, the raw kind, they just let it be.  The sea takes care of the rest, naturally.  College paid off!  Thanks professor whoever......

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Wow, if things are still the same as when I lived there, some of the water New Orleans Drinks comes from the river,

Just one question Columbo??? Where do all the cities upriver dump their sewage? Poor New Orleans.

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Hey Monk: Sewage,pestisides, fertalizers,silt : there is a wholeindustry that removes wahsed up top soil, blocks it and sells it back to the farmers.

While I was there , big scandle DIXIE brewery claimed to be using some kind of spring water and it turned out they were using Mississipi water like everyone else

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