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ACTION ALERT: Urge the Gulf States to Hold BP Accountable for Animal Cruelty! PLEASE SIGN !


Animals  (tags: oil spills, birds, marine mammals, widlife, polluted, killed, animal suffering, BP, destructive )

Simone
- 998 days ago - forcechange.com
The true impact of the estimated 170,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizons oil rig is still unknown. What is known is that more than 8,000 mammals, birds, and sea turtles were found dead or injured.



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Ana R (220)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 12:57 am
Done...
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Saturday November 5, 2011, 1:32 am
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Saturday November 5, 2011, 2:13 am
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Saturday November 5, 2011, 2:29 am
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Saturday November 5, 2011, 2:47 am
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Chris R. (64)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 9:39 am
Thanks Simone!~
 

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Saturday November 5, 2011, 11:50 am
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Saturday November 5, 2011, 12:07 pm
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Saturday November 5, 2011, 12:38 pm
2x, TU Simone
 

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Saturday November 5, 2011, 1:17 pm
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Saturday November 5, 2011, 5:55 pm
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Saturday November 5, 2011, 7:52 pm
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Emily C. (5)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 7:57 pm
This an issue mostly overlooked regarding the Gulf disaster. I thank you for calling attention to it.
 

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Saturday November 5, 2011, 8:01 pm
Awesome, I thought this day would never come.
 

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Saturday November 5, 2011, 10:25 pm
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Sunday November 6, 2011, 3:00 am
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Sunday November 6, 2011, 3:39 am
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Sunday November 6, 2011, 3:55 am
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Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 10:42 am
Oil spill reaches Thailand resort island
by Staff Writers
Bangkok (UPI) Jul 29, 2013


Thai navy deployed to fight oil spill
Bangkok (AFP) July 28, 2013 - Thai naval vessels joined efforts Sunday to stop hundreds of barrels of oil from a pipeline leak in the Gulf of Thailand reaching the kingdom's beaches.
Roughly 50,000 litres of crude oil spilled into the sea on Saturday about 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of the eastern province of Rayong, operator PTT Global Chemical said.

The company, part of state-owned giant PTT, said 10 ships were involved in an urgent clean-up and it was confident of containing the leak.

"The aerial photos taken early morning Sunday show that the area of the spill was reduced," the company said in a statement, estimating that up to about 20,000 litres had been cleaned up.

At the same time there were fears about the effect of the chemicals used to disperse the crude oil.

"We still have some concern about the chemical being used, even though it is clear that the oil leak will not reach the beaches or coral," said Phuchong Saritsadeechaikol, director of the government's Marine and Coastal Resource Conservation Center in Rayong.

Another PTT subsidiary was involved in a huge oil spill off northwestern Australia in 2009 that was the country's worst ever offshore drilling accident.

The slick from the Montara oil field spread as far as Indonesian waters and environmentalists said it grew to almost 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 square miles).

An Australian government inquiry blamed widespread and systematic shortcomings at the oil company for the spill.

Oil from a leaking pipeline has washed up on a resort island in Thailand, a Thai lawmaker says.

The spill occurred early Saturday when the pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemistry, a subsidiary of Thai state-owned oil and gas PTT Public Co. Ltd., sprung a leak about 12 miles off the coast of mainland Rayong province, The Nation newspaper reports.

About 13,000 gallons of oil leaked into the sea, the company said. By Sunday night, the oil slick had reached the western side of Samet Island, covering about 2,000 feet of beachfront, China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reports.

But Satit Pituthecha, a Democrat member of Parliament for Rayong, said Monday the amount of spilled oil was greater than the 13,000 gallons PTTGC had reported and accused the company of "hiding the truth," Xinhua reports.

Pituthecha said the spill had caused severe damage to Rayong's environment and that it would take at least six months for its tourism sector to recover.

Thailand's National News Bureau reported Monday at least 70 percent of the oil spilled off Rayong coast has been cleaned.

PTTGC admitted it had underestimated the scope of the spill.

"As the highest ranking executive at PTTGC, I admit to being guilty in causing damage to the environment and will pay for the damage," the Bangkok Post reported the company's chief executive, Anon Sirisaengtaksin, said at a press conference Monday.

"We underestimated the problem, and we thought we could control the oil spill, but it sneaked out of the contained area," Anon said.

He said the company expects the area to be cleaned up and restored by Thursday.

Greenpeace called on the Thai government Monday to review its energy policy and to put an end to oil exploration and drilling in the Gulf of Thailand.

Thailand imports more than 60 percent of its total petroleum needs and nearly 85 percent of its crude oil consumption, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.

The government plans to construct an oil pipeline and storage facilities between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand to facilitate transportation of crude oil imports from the Middle East to Southeast Asia.

In 2009, PTTEP Australasia, a PTT subsidiary, was involved in an oil spill considered one of Australia's worst oil disasters, in the Montara oil field in the Timor Sea off the northern coast of Western Australia.

PTTEP Australasia Chief Executive Ken Fitzpatrick, in announcing last month that oil production had begun from the Montara field, said that since the spill, the company "has transformed safety processes and environmental systems" which were validated by five independent reviews commissioned by the Australian government.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 10:45 am
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