New Zealand Oil Spill Disaster

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    New Zealand Oil Spill Points To Catastrophe - as if they don't have enough problems recovering from the earthquake...
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    Race against time to prevent oil disaster
    Saturday October 08, 2011 - Bad weather and rising swells are adding to fears of a potential environmental disaster in the Bay of Plenty.
     
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    burn it!!!!
     
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    If that is bunker fuel, it doesn't burn so well. In fact, it doesn't do anything well but stick to everything. Ruined a wet suit a long time ago working on a ship that was leaking that stuff.

    Also, there is the cargo, the hazardous material, to consider. Would have to have a haz-mat ruling on how burning the fuel would affect the cargo.
     
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    1.7 million litres, enough to fill two thirds of an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

    "Two Thirds of an Olympic Sized swimming pool?" = Drop in the Ocean
     

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