Industrial "Accidents"

I would love to add a page that documented that any of these sites were restored to their original condition....but I cannot.     This is the most recent Avoidable Industrial Disaster.  October 6th, 2010

Deepwater Horizon was a deepwater, dynamically positioned, semi-submersible offshore oil drilling rig[6] owned by Transocean. Built in 2001 in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries,[2] the rig was commissioned by R&B Falcon, which later became part of Transocean,[8] registered in Majuro, Marshall Islands, and leased to BP plc until 2013.[9] In September 2009, the rig drilled the deepest oil well in history at a vertical depth of 35,050 ft (10,683 m) and measured depth of 35,055 ft (10,685 m)[10] in the Tiber field at Keathley Canyon block 102, approximately 250 miles (400 km) southeast of Houston, in 4,132 feet (1,259 m) of water.[11] On 20 April 2010, while drilling at the Macondo Prospect, an explosion on the rig caused by a blowout killed 11 crewmen and ignited a fireball visible from 35 miles (56 km) away.[12] The resulting fire could not be extinguished and, on 22 April 2010, Deepwater Horizon sank, leaving the well gushing at the sea floor and causing the largest offshore oil spill in United States history.[13]    

October 22nd is the 6 month anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster...  Let us all watch the progress of the cleanup and the attitude of the Oil Companies and the Government in the long term.  Those actions will be a solid reference data point to exactly what will happen if the Water Supply of the NE United States is ever contaminated.   GreenPeace seems to have the resources and the focus to monitor this situation.  

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