Russian state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

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Post by Mark »

vtsnowedin wrote:Maybe not, but what they have appears to go west to the nearest seaport but of course that is summer only and it is summer. At any rate however that tank full of diesel fuel got there will also serve to bring in the cleanup equipment.
Nothing of concern then ?
Once in the environment, oil aint so easy to clean up.....

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Post by kenneal - lagger »

Mark wrote:.................. only about 8 percent of the oil was ever recovered
The rest is now in sediments at the bottom of the ocean somewhere awaiting to be covered over in the next few thousand years. Probably the same thing has happened in the Gulf of Mexico after the rig disaster there.

This Russian spill will be a little different as there is more light oil which will evaporate and less which will sink.

Meanwhile it will all be leaching toxins into the ocean for quite a while. I wouldn't be eating any fish caught in those areas.
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