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(The Columbian)   Construction of Shell's new oil spill containment barge plagued by, you guessed it, repeated oil spills. But don't worry, nothing could possibly go wrong in the arctic   (columbian.com ) divider line
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2012-08-17 11:30:22 AM  
Hydraulic systems leaked on July 24, Aug. 4 and Aug. 6, each releasing about a quart of oil into Whatcom Waterway, the Washington state Ecology Department said.

Now this is just getting stupid.
 
2012-08-17 11:56:23 AM  
There are biodegradable hydraulic fluids now.
But would BP use them? Fark nyet.

/I need a job on the North Slope.
 
2012-08-17 11:57:52 AM  
1 quart
20 gallons

yah, about those spills
SHUT THE fark UP

go to any harbor and you can see more oil on the water than that
FFS

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
every spill, no matter how small, damages the environment.
says the spokesman who drove a car to get there

/kill'em all, let satan sort it out
 
2012-08-17 12:07:04 PM  

namatad: 1 quart
20 gallons

yah, about those spills
SHUT THE fark UP

go to any harbor and you can see more oil on the water than that
FFS

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
every spill, no matter how small, damages the environment.
says the spokesman who drove a car to get there

/kill'em all, let satan sort it out



You sound concerned about the possibility of poisoning the last pristine area of the planet. Good luck cleaning up any oil spill in the Arctic
 
2012-08-17 12:33:38 PM  

intelligent comment below: namatad: 1 quart
20 gallons

yah, about those spills
SHUT THE fark UP

go to any harbor and you can see more oil on the water than that
FFS

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
every spill, no matter how small, damages the environment.
says the spokesman who drove a car to get there

/kill'em all, let satan sort it out


You sound concerned about the possibility of poisoning the last pristine area of the planet. Good luck cleaning up any oil spill in the Arctic


Yeah but the point is that a spill like that is pretty common on a large piece of working equipment. Shouldn't you be happy that they are taking it that seriously that the equivalent of on small bottle of oil is considered newsworthy?
 
2012-08-17 12:38:00 PM  
Don't worry, it won't work when they need it anyway. As an agreement for being allowed to deep water drilling in the Gulf, the oil companies were supposed to create a consortium to handle any large spills. But they quickly got that wheedled down in later years via their paid goons in Congress because being prepared to mitigate a disaster is profit stealing socialism. Besides, any company wouldn't want a large spill as the free market would just put them out of business!
 
2012-08-17 12:45:34 PM  
Arctic Challenger is just about Panamax.
Cool.

/Ship nerd, ftw.
 
2012-08-17 02:02:10 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Yeah but the point is that a spill like that is pretty common on a large piece of working equipment. Shouldn't you be happy that they are taking it that seriously that the equivalent of on small bottle of oil is considered newsworthy?



Of course the spill won't be big, they're just exploring the possibility of drilling. They haven't even begun yet, it's years away. So any spills now is a bad sign of things to come.
 
2012-08-17 02:12:51 PM  

intelligent comment below: Representative of the unwashed masses: Yeah but the point is that a spill like that is pretty common on a large piece of working equipment. Shouldn't you be happy that they are taking it that seriously that the equivalent of on small bottle of oil is considered newsworthy?


Of course the spill won't be big, they're just exploring the possibility of drilling. They haven't even begun yet, it's years away. So any spills now is a bad sign of things to come.


So you're saying that something like a small hydraulic leak which happens on ANY piece of large equipment doing anything anwhere in the world, is the same as a giant disaster like the BP Horizon spill?

That is just an insane comparison, if that were the case we should shut off every refinery, stop all drilling, not use one more drop of gas because there is a chance of a leak. If you want to live in a modern world you have to be prepared to have some element of risk. It is IMPOSSIBLE to remove all risk from anything.
 
2012-08-17 02:13:33 PM  
"The barge will carry a dome-shaped containment system that could be lowered onto a leaking well to funnel oil and gas to a barge."

If they get a real leak, 20 gallons will be as nothing.
 
2012-08-17 02:26:36 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: So you're saying that something like a small hydraulic leak which happens on ANY piece of large equipment doing anything anwhere in the world, is the same as a giant disaster like the BP Horizon spill?



Because that's exactly what I'm not saying

Representative of the unwashed masses: That is just an insane comparison, if that were the case we should shut off every refinery, stop all drilling, not use one more drop of gas because there is a chance of a leak. If you want to live in a modern world you have to be prepared to have some element of risk. It is IMPOSSIBLE to remove all risk from anything.


You created the comparison, not me. I just pointed out the idea of containing and cleaning a spill in the volatile arctic is a pipe dream
 
2012-08-17 02:41:54 PM  

intelligent comment below:
You created the comparison, not me. I just pointed out the idea of containing and cleaning a spill in the volatile arctic is a pipe dream


Volatile? I wouldn't go that far. Sticky, maybe.

You do realize that, as with most oil fields, the north Alaska fields were found because they're leaking? Inuit were burning oil-soaked ground as fuel, and recently over 400 oil slicks were found offshore. There already is oil in the water, and somewhat more than a quart.
 
2012-08-17 03:24:46 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: There are biodegradable hydraulic fluids now.
But would BP use them? Fark nyet.

/I need a job on the North Slope.


You sure about that?

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2012-08-17 04:20:14 PM  

WelldeadLink: intelligent comment below:
You created the comparison, not me. I just pointed out the idea of containing and cleaning a spill in the volatile arctic is a pipe dream

Volatile? I wouldn't go that far. Sticky, maybe.

You do realize that, as with most oil fields, the north Alaska fields were found because they're leaking? Inuit were burning oil-soaked ground as fuel, and recently over 400 oil slicks were found offshore. There already is oil in the water, and somewhat more than a quart.



Arctic drilling is not in areas with oil gushing out, it's deep underwater with icebergs floating around
 
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