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Disasters New Zealand Oil Spill 2011

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#1 M.E.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:02 PM

Is there anywhere left on the planet that we haven't contaminated by oil spills?

We're never going to change are we?

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REPORTING FROM SEOUL -- New Zealand's worst-ever environmental sea  accident teetered on the brink of further mayhem Monday as a stricken  cargo ship threatened to break apart and become dislodged from the reef  it rammed earlier this month. Salvage crews rushed to pump more oil from the ailing Liberia-flagged  Rena, which ran aground Oct. 5 on a reef 14 miles offshore, spilling  tons of heavy oil that has washed up on pristine beaches near the town  of Tauranga on New Zealand's North Island.


But rough seas have stymied salvage efforts: Less than 85 tons of oil  has been removed from the listing cargo ship, while an estimated 1,400  additional tons of fuel still remain aboard. An estimated 350 tons of  oil have leaked into the sea, causing havoc for citizens along beaches  and killing nearly 1,300 seabirds.


#2 cl05

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:57 PM

Every time I see a photo like the last one on the list I am disgusted. Those poor animals don't know what the hell hit them. NZ is a beautiful country. It's a shame that this has happened to their beaches.

#3 Nonny


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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:38 PM

View Postmichael elizabeth, on 15 November 2011 - 12:02 PM, said:

We're never going to change are we?
I hope we do, and well before there's no oil left to despoil our planet with.
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