Oil Spill

11 Nov

5m high waves and storm force winds split a tanker in

half earlier today. Out came 1,300 tonnes of oil.

 

Pumped out of the earth…forced down a pipeline….onto a ship…..back into the sea.

 

 

Millions of years ago the death of organisms in the marshes of Crimea and the Black Sea borderlands led to the giant gas and oil fields which lie beneath and around the body of water. Today they’re returned to the sea, just sadly as pollutant capable of causing a sped up fast forward of the process of ecosystem death, as the oil sinks down to the bottom of the ocean. This isn’t the oil we’re used to, you see. It doesn’t float and form a glittering sheen. It’s unrefined fuel oil. Heavy. Damaging. Crude.

 

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