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How many Oil Spills ???????

 

It seems that most people think that there are only a few oil spills and only a rare big one.

You may therefore be very surprised, even startled, to find out the reality.

For instance did you know that on :

        July 16th 2010 with China in the Yellow Sea two pipelines belonging to China National Petroleum Corporation exploded. By July 21 the crude oil had spread to cover more than 946 square kilometers of the Yellow Sea. We still do not know the full extent of that disaster.

        June 15th 2010 Egypt in the Red Sea, Jebel al Zayt  for at least 11 days. Geirum Oil Egyptian Government owned. Extent of damage unknown but it has been reported that 160 kilometers of coast has been contaminated.

        April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon  to July 27 2010 and possibly further. USA Gulf of Mexico.

         September 16,2004 to July 28, 2010 over 2100 days and possibly further. Taylor Energy wells USA Gulf of Mexico as a result of hurricane Ivan.

        June11-12, 2010 Red Butte Creek oil spill. USA Salt Lake City Utah

        May 25, 2010. Singapore, Singapore Strait

        May 1, 2010 ExxonMobil. Nigeria, Nigeria Delta estimated 95,500 Tonnes

        April 3, 2010, Motor Vessel Shen Neng Australia, Great Keppel Island on the Barrier Reef

        January 23, 2010 Port Arthur Oil Spill. USA Texas. Est, 1,500 tonnes

        January 5, 2010. Yellow River Oil Spill China.

         From 1910 to 2010 there have been at least108 Oil Spills into the ocean

         From 2005 to 2010 there have been at least 35 Oil Spills into the ocean

         From 2000 to 2010 there have been at least 53 Oil Spills into the ocean

         This year to July 2010 already 10 known oil spills and we are just half way through.

 

Therefore in the last 10 years there have been a massively increasing number of spills.

How much longer and we pollute and devastate the diatoms and other ocean life without irreversible damage to the oxygen producing ocean life.

 

If you want more details google it or go to that wonderful link Wikipedia  List of oil spills

 

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