Oil Leak 278 Spill Risk

Another from Deepwater Horizon:

The technology, laws and regulations, and practices for containing, responding to, and cleaning up spills lag behind the real risks …….. Government must close the existing gap and industry must support rather than resist that effort.”

Worry isn’t it? Even with the CFPA application to undertake STS, the practices relating to clean up were exposed as being wholly inadequate – and this was further recognised by the MCA in their assessment of the application. This really is Russian roulette with our environment. If something doesn’t go wrong, the business as usual, if something does go wrong, there is no hope of cleaning up a spill. Do we want this risk on our doorstep?