My World Cup Post

There’s Oil in Mobile Bay Now

Not a lot yet, but some. This is the view from the bay shore at my house about 7 this morning. The yellow stripe that you see in this picture wasn't there yesterday. It's an oil containment "boom"--basically a chain of floats that are supposed to stop oil on the surface (more information here if you're curious). It works when the water is calm. I guess this is 150-200 yards (about the same number of meters) off shore.

If you've wondered why I haven't said more about the spill, it's because thinking about it gives me a sort of sick stoic despair that doesn't produce words.


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:-( :-( :-(


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