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Yes, let's just dump the oil waste in Mississippi landfills

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#1 Palisades

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:01 PM

http://www.cnn.com/v...pi.landfill.cnn

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Oil waste that is scraped off coastal beaches is winding up in nearby landfills -- and local officials and residents aren't happy. "We're tired of being dumped on," one Mississippi official says. Randi Kaye reports for CNN's AC360.

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#2 Spectacles

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:26 PM

And then there are the allegations that BP has been covering oily stretches of beach with fresh sand:

http://www.huffingto...s_b_632954.html

All in all, like nuclear waste, if you aren't using the stuff for your energy needs, it's hellish to figure out what to do with it.

Which is why we need to develop efficient ways of getting energy from renewable resources.
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#3 Nick

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:41 PM

Well, the question remains . . . what to do with the asphalt-like tar balls, tar mats and oily sand?  Refineries don't want it and can't do much with it anyway.  Some of it could probably be burned, but would still have to be corralled into a central location to do so.  I'm not saying it ought to just get dumped into landfills, but I'm hardly surprised that's the case.

What do you do with the crap?

#4 obsidianstorm13

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:25 PM

Well come on it's a landfill waste land anyway right?  Seriously no, uncool.



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