Jan 5, 2013

Alaskan coast: Earthquake impact? update re: Breakaway Oil Rig, Filled with Fuel, Runs Aground.

photo by United States Coast Guard
1/8/13 There was an 7.7 earthquake in the region last night. Here are updates from NPR.org including lack of knowledge about what might have happened if tsunami had impacted the Shell oil rig which is adrift now 5 miles offshore:

  1/1/13: Shell and its associates are creators of unmitigated disaster. Supposedly no oil has leaked as of yet.
See January 1, 2013 NY Times article

See Google News feed for realtime coverage of this absurd series of events. Try not to feel sorry for Shell, as some reporters seem to be.

12/31/12 POST:
If it were not so tragic, it would be funny that we as a nation are allowing this against all reason:
I don't see any comments in the Seattle Times article. Maybe I shouldn't be, but I am surprised at the apathy.

An update on the story is at the Anchorage Daily News and there are several comments there:
The article includes a video from the U.S. Coast Guard.
People should be irate.
Towing the mobile drilling unit Kulluk 116 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 (source)

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/12/30/2738222/shell-drill-rig-adrift-again-in.html#storylink=cpy

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