A damaged tanker carrying about 75 million litres of oil broke in two off the northwestern coast of Spain and began to sink Tuesday, threatening an environmental disaster.Even though it's probably not possible, my "can't we do something about this?" knee is jerking pretty hard right now. Wonder if they can clone up a couple zillion of those oil-eating bacteria?
If the Bahamas-flagged Prestige loses its entire cargo as it goes down in stormy weather about 150 nautical miles off the coast, the spill would be nearly twice the size of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska.
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Posted by Demosthenes at 10:31 AM