Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Spill That Keeps on Giving

On Day 22 of the tragic oil spill from the drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil continues to pour into the Gulf from the undersea well at about 200,000 plus gallons per day. The pink, orange oil is now near the shore and has begun to wash up "balls" of oil on beaches, and a national wildlife refuge and nesting ground for sea birds. All sea wildlife is at risk. Shrimping may never recover.

And, there has been no success in stopping the flow of oil. It keeps on coming.

Beyond the direct effects of the oil, has anyone considered the effect of the nearly constant spraying with dispersant? Do we have any idea what the 1000's of gallons of dispersal solution can do to the environment and to human health?

What a tragedy.