Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Technology , Accidents and risk Taking

The large spill, 267000 gallons, that occured on March 2, 2006 on the north slope of Alaska is another example still of the risks that we take in our never ending search for oil and our dependence on technology.

BP is the owner of the pipeline that developed that leak which is causing tremendous damage to the ecology of the area. No doubt BP did not wish for the oil spill to occur and I am confident that they have used the best available technology in the construction and subsequent operation of the pipeline in question. Unfortunately welds do weaken , metal does fatigue and a quarter inch rupture can go undetected. And yet we go on producing nuclear waste that we do not know how to dispose off and drilling for oil in ecologically sensitive areas in order to satisfy our voracious appetites for gadgetry.

8 comments:

Frank Marchese said...

Yes, It is a terrible cycle of greed and waste that all civilizations seemed to have endulged in and yet we as a "Intellegent" species have never grasped the concept of our previous mistakes. We will continue to have no conscience thoughts of morality about what were are doing to our own communities and surrounding ecosystems through the constant need for fossil fuel and machinery. These poisons which we mass produce should be outlawed and the people creating them should be brought up on severe charges. They do not only threaten the health and well being of the nearby human populous but threaten the sanctity of the planet and all of its species. We are straying down a horrid path created by our flawed economic policies and rabid thirst for profit. All of these leaders of the finite fuel industries should be imprisoned, assets taken away from them and distributed equally to the needy for education and welfare. No one should be paid as much as them without being taxed heavily and that tax moneyt should be used for new sustainable energy technologies instead of producing more wealth and materialistic possesions for the top 2%.

Frank Marchese said...

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it all you Big oil and Nuclear powerplant favorers!

marie said...

Even though BP didn't intentionally cause the oil spill they still should be held fully accountable.The means don't justify the ends. The damage from oil spills is tremendous and I'm sure, even with the advanced technology they use, there still is a risk factor they are aware of.

Honestly, nuclear waste scares me. I think of the photos from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and in Chernobal. Those poor people got fried and even decades later the effects are still being felt.

Frank Marchese said...

If you wanna be scared just picture yourself living near or coming in contact with radioactive waste and it involuntarily shoots through your cells breaking your DNA chain and mutating the oncogene which controls replication of cells, days and months go by and you find yourself with any number of cancers rangeing anywhere from brain to colon cancer. Thats what all of us will have to be dealing with when they starting planting this stuff in or near residential areas. I feel that this is a direct threat to Life in general and must be stopped with full force and extreme prejedice.

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