Oil spill near my childhood home

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by jolie, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. jolie

    jolie New Member

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    There was a disastrous oil spill near my childhood home. I lived within 10 miles of the spill and had visited this pristine brook trout stream many times.

    The oil spill was deliberately created by a disgruntled father and a son as a hurting his former employer, snyder brother oil drilling. the destroyed valves on six crude holding oil tanks.

    numbers are mounting but I recent news has the extent of the spill as 17,000 gallons of crude polluting several miles of three pristine brook trout streams. besides hundreds of fish, beavers have also died... the containment operation is enormous...

    there is no law on the books for what a horrible despicable thing they did and unfortunately they aren't very likely to get death row.

    words do not express how sad I feel about this.:sad2::sad2::sad2: I grew up along a large national forest. wildlife were my constant companions. My fishing career started early and I was a passionate trout fishermen in these waters all through my teenage years. There was constant beauty all around me and I breathed more fresh air in my first 10 yrs than hundreds of suburbanites with will ever breath.

    some links are included below from my hometown paper.
    http://www.bradfordera.com/articles/2008/08/18/news/doc48a8e520cd249558012523.txt
    http://www.bradfordera.com/articles/2008/08/23/news/doc48acd12245f66201144744.txt

    I don't know if its appropriate but I thought I grieve a little bit with my friends.
     
  2. jolie

    jolie New Member

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    no actually its a little worse...

    nearly 40,000 gallons. per this article here..
    http://www.pittsburghpostgazette.com/pg/08234/905885-54.stm
     

  3. jolie

    jolie New Member

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    enclosed is a picture of the disaster from the allegheny defense organization. which is a local environmental advocacy group.
     

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  4. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    People suck.:sad2::angry:
     
  5. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    man this sucks and hope they get the book thrown at them :angry:
     
  6. daddio

    daddio New Member

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    man that is awful what in the world is wrong with some of these goofballs people just dont understand the ramifications of their actions
     
  7. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    Record profits should come in handy bout now.

    Get r done.
     
  8. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    What wieners! Hanging is too good for them!:angry: