There's so much oil-related news going on right now that it's impossible to pick only one topic for today's blog post! Instead, here's a mini-digest of what's happening right now:
Nope, it's NOT Deja Vu--BP Spilled Again
This time, the spill was in Alaska in the Lisburne field. A 30,000 barrel per day line ruptured during testing and spilled about 4200 gallons into the Alaskan tundra. While we're happy that this spill is getting press, did you know that trucks and boats spill more oil every year in inland waters than the Exxon Valdez? Read more about the Alaskan oil spill.
China Hides Massive Oil Spill
A ConocoPhillips oil spill polluted 1,650 square miles of China's coast on June 4th, and appears to be growing into the worst oil spill in China's history. So why are we just now hearing about it? Well, for one thing, this spill didn't start with an explosion, so it was easier to hide. . . Read the full story.
If you're thinking "What plumes?" it's no wonder. Various sources have reported that BP and the government are keeping details of the ongoing Gulf oil spill investigation under wraps. Supposedly, they don't want to taint the investigation. But let's get real for a moment: there is no good news here, so of course nobody wants the information to get out.
The reality is, the oil plumes are still out there, and they are composed mostly of known carcinogens like benzene, toluene, and ethylbenzene. Learn more about what's floating around out there.