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Pacific Island Wakes Up to Threat of Oil Spills


Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, protection, nature, habitat, green, world )

Cal
- 561 days ago - ipsnews.net
Coral reefs and marine ecosystems in the Milne Bay Province of the Pacific Island nation of Papua New Guinea are at serious risk of long-term environmental damage. The reason: an oil spill from a ship that ran aground on a reef on Kwaiawata Island on Chr



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Comments

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:47 pm
Thanks for this article.
 

Sheila S. (63)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:25 pm
“There is a regional oil spill contingency plan, but developing national and provincial oil spill contingency plans remains a challenge facing the government.” At least it wasn't an oil tanker! You would think there would be some type of international program to assist. Yes, a wake up call indeed!
 

John S. (297)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:49 am
Thanks, noted.
 

Chee Siong Tan (2)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:16 am
Disaster
 

Donnaa D. (12)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:27 am
another [possible oil spill in the offing, why cant they ban them from drilling, its outrageous, the loss of marine life and birds etc, is terrible!!!
 

Dave C. (213)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:55 am
just one more reason humanity needs to get off of poison, pollution energy sources asap....
 

lee e. (114)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:04 am
Once again we are at the mercy of the oil moguls and their "regulation" agendas!
 

James Maynard (66)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:36 pm
We really need off the oil standard. This is sad.
 

Winn Adams (190)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:54 pm
Noted
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:30 pm
Thanks Cal--good post.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:33 pm
Damned oil spills! James is right....we've GOT to get rid of all this oil!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:34 pm
Sad to hear. The title of the article really gets me where it states "Pacific Islands Wakes up to.... ", That makes me wonder if all of the people who are reasonable to preventing these problems has been sleeping or just plain been ignorant about these problems???? Otherwise they should of beendoing whatever they could to prevent these things from happening,...like banning these companies from drilling, etc. Thanks Cal
 

Ruth catchin up M. (252)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:09 pm
Noted with sadness
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:41 pm
Damn!
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:06 pm
Mankind and their STUID MUCK!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:27 pm
sadly noted
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:43 pm
Appears to be a spill of fuel oil from a refrigerated cargo ship. Solar-powered ships, anyone?
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:44 pm
sadly noted. Thanks.
 

Muriel Servaege (38)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:45 am
This was to be expected. Thank you, Cal. When the oceans are all garbage; maybe people will think they should have stopped before.
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:56 am
Shame! Thanks for posting
 

Klaus Peters (9)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:15 pm
Experienced pilots should be compulsary in dangerous shipping lanes to prevent accidents like this. Foreign crews don't know those waters as well as locals do.
 
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