Friday, April 15, 2011

BP spill on Wyoming's N. Platte River

From the Casper Star-Tribune reported on Wyoming Public Radio:

A series of oil sheens on the North Platte River near the former Casper Amoco Refinery that were first sighted last year have returned. The sheens, which are confounding those who monitor the former refinery site, began appearing along a 300-yard stretch of the river in the vicinity of the Poplar Street Bridge, according to Keith Guille, public information officer for the state DEQ. Guille said that BP — Amoco’s successor company — and the DEQ are working together to find the source of the sheens. Over the course of 80 years, about 30 million gallons of crude oil and refined hydrocarbons — or three times what the Exxon Valdez spilled off the Alaskan coast in 1989 — spilled onto the refinery’s grounds, according to a previous Star-Tribune report.
Pinedale residents angry with ozone levels in Sublette County have been bombarding Republican Governor Matt Mead with phone calls and emails.

6 comments:

larry kurtz said...

Ross Perot is a fascist.

larry kurtz said...

People who do not vote likely shouldn't.

larry kurtz said...

like Alan Hale for instance.

larry kurtz said...

no offense taken. When you said one of my videos is offensive to women i meant to reply that it is likely offensive to straight christian white women for whom ip has little or no respect.

larry kurtz said...

I'm out in Bernice where service is iffy. Yoga tonight; we'll be in Helena.

kw said...

conversations like this make me long for the days of the pony express..kw