It’s not even close.
Don’t believe the hype.
When you hear that this is the worst spill EVER that is just not true.
I am going to show you a list of oil spills that were staggering in size all over the world and right here in the U.S. that makes this particular spill look like some little kid peeing in a pool.
NeoKong…are you drinking…? EVERYBODY says it is the worst spill since the dawn of mankind.
We are doomed. DOOMED I SAY !!!
Take it easy.
If you were to rate that spill to other spills in the Gulf and in New Orleans and the Mississippi it isn’t even in the top ten.
There have been many spills much worse that you have never even heard of.
One was even in 2008 right above New Orleans on the Mississippi and also one in Port Arthur Texas in January of this year that you never even heard of.
Over 400,000 gallons of oil spill in Mississippi.
(CNN) — The U.S. Coast Guard closed 98 miles of the Mississippi River from New Orleans, Louisiana, southward after a fuel barge and a tanker collided early Wednesday, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of fuel oil.
Over 400,000 gallons of oil spill in Port Arthur Texas.
The U.S. Coast Guard says about 450,000 gallons of crude oil has spilled into the Port of Port Arthur area in southeast Texas after two vessels collided. Video courtesy of Fox News.
Oh come on NeoKong….a couple of hundred thousand gallons…? That’s it ?
Keep in mind that those two spill were not in deep water open ocean.
They were in a small shallow port and in a river maybe half a mile wide and 40 feet deep and flow directly into the Gulf.
What is worse ?
A million gallons in the middle of the ocean or over 400,000 gallons in a shallow river…?
You tell me.
Was the Gulf destroyed…?
Was New Orleans destroyed….?
Not that I have heard of.
Yeah but NeoKong this new Gulf spill is much much bigger.
It could be two or three MILLION gallons.
Did you know that only five years ago during Hurricane Katrina over 7 million gallons of oil was spilled directly on New Orleans and Lousianna….?
It wasn’t way out in the ocean.
It was not dispersed over thousand of square miles.
Somehow New Orleans survived.
More than 500 specialists are working to clean up 44 oil spills ranging from several hundred gallons to nearly 4 million gallons, the U.S. Coast Guard said in an assessment that goes far beyond initial reports of just two significant spills.
The report comes nearly three weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, and reflects the fact that the Coast Guard and other agencies are able to only now tackle environmental problems since the search and rescue effort is winding down.
The Coast Guard estimates more than 7 million gallons of oil were spilled from industrial plants, storage depots and other facilities around southeast Louisiana.
You see where I’m going with this…?
This new spill is quite clearly not the biggest spill ever seen in the Gulf area.
What about in 1979 when the Norwegian tanker Mega Borg lost 5.1 million gallons of oil just 60 miles from the coast of Galveston Texas.
What was the damage…?
DALLAS — The 5.1 million gallons spilled from the Mega Borg in June 1990 caused no significant environmental damage, according to a 159-page report issued last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The objective of the NOAA studies is to assess cleanup efforts and to collect data about handling spills.
The Mega Borg spill, which occurred 70 miles southeast of Galveston Island, happened under ideal conditions, said NOAA spokesman Brian Gorman.
About half the light Angolan crude burned, 30% evaporated, 15% was dispersed
Maybe they don’t have coastline as sensitive as it is in Louisiana.
Want more ?
How about 140 million gallons…?
In 1979 the Ixtoc oil well in the Mexican Gulf ruptured and spewed an estimated 140 million gallons of oil.
It is considered to be the world’s 2nd largest spill ever.
That was a monster that spewed crude for almost nine months before it was capped.
Have you heard one single “journalist” even mention it….?
The WORLD’S 2nd largest spill was right in the Gulf but you never heard of it but the way that people talk about this new spill it sounds like the oil is going to kill people in Montana, rape their daughters and steal their wallets.
The world’s largest spill occurred during the first Gulf War when Saddam Hussein thought he could slow down U.S. warships by flooding the Persian Gulf with oil.
He released an estimated 300 million gallons of oil into the Gulf.
It was 40 times larger than the Exxon Valdez spill.
You cannot find any evidence of that spill today
During WWII oil tankers were sunk by the hundreds all over some of the most beautiful ocean area and atolls in the world.
Six months or a year goes by and it was all gone.
England routinely had its beaches covered in oil.
Many were sunk close enough to flow back to U.S. shores.
It’s a historical fact.
In the first six months of 1942, U-Boats sank 498 U.S. tankers and freighters off our coasts, often right in sight of people on shore. Commercial shipping was at risk because no one wanted to work under the dangerous conditions. Fuel supplies to Allied navies were threatened.
I could do this all day. But the reason I do it is to show you that the media would rather hype a bad spill into the biggest disaster the U.S. coastline has ever seen when it is clearly not the case if only someone would take five minutes and use a new invention called Google.
Gigantic oil spills have occurred all over the world that were much much worse that would make this new spill pale in comparison.
Read for yourself.
Oil Spills and Disasters
March 18, Cornwall, Eng.: Torrey Canyon ran aground, spilling 38 million gallons of crude oil off the Scilly Islands.
Dec. 15, Buzzards Bay, Mass.: Argo Merchant ran aground and broke apart southeast of Nantucket Island, spilling its entire cargo of 7.7 million gallons of fuel oil.
April, North Sea: blowout of well in Ekofisk oil field leaked 81 million gallons.
March 16, off Portsall, France: wrecked supertanker Amoco Cadiz spilled 68 million gallons, causing widespread environmental damage over 100 mi of Brittany coast.
June 3, Gulf of Mexico: exploratory oil well Ixtoc 1 blew out, spilling an estimated 140 million gallons of crude oil into the open sea. Although it is one of the largest known oil spills, it had a low environmental impact.
July 19, Tobago: the Atlantic Empress and the Aegean Captain collided, spilling 46 million gallons of crude. While being towed, the Atlantic Empress spilled an additional 41 million gallons off Barbados on Aug. 2.
March 30, Stavanger, Norway: floating hotel in North Sea collapsed, killing 123 oil workers.
Feb. 4, Persian Gulf, Iran: Nowruz Field platform spilled 80 million gallons of oil.
Aug. 6, Cape Town, South Africa: the Spanish tanker Castillo de Bellver caught fire, spilling 78 million gallons of oil off the coast.
July 6, North Sea off Scotland: 166 workers killed in explosion and fire on Occidental Petroleum’s Piper Alpha rig in North Sea; 64 survivors. It is the world’s worst offshore oil disaster.
Nov. 10, Saint John’s, Newfoundland: Odyssey spilled 43 million gallons of oil.
March 24, Prince William Sound, Alaska: tanker Exxon Valdez hit an undersea reef and spilled 10 million–plus gallons of oil into the water, causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Dec. 19, off Las Palmas, the Canary Islands: explosion in Iranian supertanker, the Kharg-5, caused 19 million gallons of crude oil to spill into Atlantic Ocean about 400 mi north of Las Palmas, forming a 100-square-mile oil slick.
June 8, off Galveston, Tex.: Mega Borg released 5.1 million gallons of oil some 60 nautical miles south-southeast of Galveston as a result of an explosion and subsequent fire in the pump room.
Jan. 23–27, southern Kuwait: during the Persian Gulf War, Iraq deliberately released 240–460 million gallons of crude oil into the Persian Gulf from tankers 10 mi off Kuwait. Spill had little military significance. On Jan. 27, U.S. warplanes bombed pipe systems to stop the flow of oil.
April 11, Genoa, Italy: Haven spilled 42 million gallons of oil in Genoa port.
May 28, Angola: ABT Summer exploded and leaked 15–78 million gallons of oil off the coast of Angola. It’s not clear how much sank or burned.
March 2, Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan: 88 million gallons of oil spilled from an oil well.
Aug. 10, Tampa Bay, Fla.: three ships collided, the barge Bouchard B155, the freighter Balsa 37, and the barge Ocean 255. The Bouchard spilled an estimated 336,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil into Tampa Bay.
Sept. 8, Russia: dam built to contain oil burst and spilled oil into Kolva River tributary. U.S. Energy Department estimated spill at 2 million barrels. Russian state-owned oil company claimed spill was only 102,000 barrels.
Feb. 15, off Welsh coast: supertanker Sea Empress ran aground at port of Milford Haven, Wales, spewed out 70,000 tons of crude oil, and created a 25-mile slick.
Dec. 12, French Atlantic coast: Maltese-registered tanker Erika broke apart and sank off Britanny, spilling 3 million gallons of heavy oil into the sea.
Jan. 18, off Rio de Janeiro: ruptured pipeline owned by government oil company, Petrobras, spewed 343,200 gallons of heavy oil into Guanabara Bay.
Nov. 28, Mississippi River south of New Orleans: oil tanker Westchester lost power and ran aground near Port Sulphur, La., dumping 567,000 gallons of crude oil into lower Mississippi. Spill was largest in U.S. waters since Exxon Valdez disaster in March 1989.
Nov. 13, Spain: Prestige suffered a damaged hull and was towed to sea and sank. Much of the 20 million gallons of oil remains underwater.
July 28, Pakistan: The Tasman Spirit, a tanker, ran aground near the Karachi port, and eventually cracked into two pieces. One of its four oil tanks burst open, leaking 28,000 tons of crude oil into the sea.
Dec. 7, Unalaska, Aleutian Islands, Alaska: A major storm pushed the M/V Selendang Ayu up onto a rocky shore, breaking it in two. 337,000 gallons of oil were released, most of which was driven onto the shoreline of Makushin and Skan Bays.
Aug.-Sept., New Orleans, Louisiana: The Coast Guard estimated that more than 7 million gallons of oil were spilled during Hurricane Katrina from various sources, including pipelines, storage tanks and industrial plants.
June 19, Calcasieu River, Louisiana: An estimated 71,000 barrels of waste oil were released from a tank at the CITGO Refinery on the Calcasieu River during a violent rain storm.
July 15, Beirut, Lebanon: The Israeli navy bombs the Jieh coast power station, and between three million and ten million gallons of oil leaks into the sea, affecting nearly 100 miles of coastline. A coastal blockade, a result of the war, greatly hampers outside clean-up efforts.
August 11th, Guimaras island, The Philippines: A tanker carrying 530,000 gallons of oil sinks off the coast of the Philippines, putting the country’s fishing and tourism industries at great risk. The ship sinks in deep water, making it virtually unrecoverable, and it continues to emit oil into the ocean as other nations are called in to assist in the massive clean-up effort.
December 7, South Korea: Oil spill causes environmental disaster, destroying beaches, coating birds and oysters with oil, and driving away tourists with its stench. The Hebei Spirit collides with a steel wire connecting a tug boat and barge five miles off South Korea’s west coast, spilling 2.8 million gallons of crude oil. Seven thousand people are trying to clean up 12 miles of oil-coated coast.
July 25, New Orleans, Louisiana: A 61-foot barge, carrying 419,000 gallons of heavy fuel, collides with a 600-foot tanker ship in the Mississippi River near New Orleans. Hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel leak from the barge, causing a halt to all river traffic while cleanup efforts commence to limit the environmental fallout on local wildlife.
I am sure that if I searched even more I could give you spill after spill that occurred in the U.S. that could easily make that list.
You get the point.
All the media keep comparing this spill to the Exxon Valdez but where is the evidence….?
Have you seen one greasy bird ?
Have you seen one oil covered beach ?
Where are all the dead fish ?
Have you seen thick black slicks of crude that you could almost walk on like in Alaska….?
Just when is this giant environmental disaster going to begin ?
I have been hearing how Louisiana has been bracing for this for over a week now.
The media keeps talking about Louisiana but they keep showing you the footage from Alaska.
Listen…I’m not saying that this isn’t a bad spill.
It clearly is.
All oil spills are bad. I’m only saying that this isn’t the planet killer that you have been hearing about.
It is way overblown.
They keep telling you how much oil is leaking/has leaked/ will leak or is already floating but that is just a guess.
They can’t possibly know.
NeoKong….I have seen the satelite image of the slick….it’s huge.
I’m sure it is but what is the density of it…?
Is it thick viscous crude or is it a much thinner sheen of surface oil that causes a stain from outer space…?
Keep in mind that one shot glass filled with diesel could cover an olympic size swimming pool with that swirly multi-colored layer of oil that you have seen in puddles or dirty harbor water.
When they dye the rivers green In Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day do you think they use a million gallons of dye….?
Crude oil is bio-degradable. It came from the earth and shall return to the earth.
That’s all I have to say about that so the next time you see some reporter on T.V. talking as if the Gulf as we once knew could soon come to an end just step back a little and take a deep breath and ask yourself if there isn’t just a little bit of hype going on.
I will leave you with these last few examples of media hype.
What happened to the super deadly unstoppable bird flu pandemic that was supposed to lay waste the population of the earth…..?
Do you think that maybe the media pulled your chain a little bit on that…?
How about Barack Obama…?
Did the media go a little overboard on his potential too….?
What about the Tea Pariters ?
Are they the pipe bomb making terrorists like you have been hearing about for over a year now….?
What about global warming…? Do I even have to go there ?
Don’t be played for suckers people.
Match what you see against what you are told.
Does it match ?