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What a Shame
We all know there is an oil spill in the Gulf. We all know it is still not plugged. It's been a month and it's no longer such big news, but more of an ongoing problem. It's sad how we get used to something so quickly.

Don't think oil down south will just mean higher priced gas for you. This disaster is affecting you in many other ways. We have three crews schedule to attend Seabase next month. Their trips may be cancelled if the oil isn't contained.

If you want to see what's actually happening, just take a look at this Live WebCam of the oil billowing from the break. While you are reading this post, more and more gallons of oil are escaping from underground into the ocean waters.

So, what can be done? Well, there are many ideas being tossed around. Here's a few:

These are ideas for cleaning up the spilled oil. Until the break is stopped, all the clean up in the world won't make a difference. I hope the attempts to stop it work this week - not much more to do but hope right now. But, remember this when it comes time to decide on more stringent prevention requirements in the near future.

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Posted: 11:57 05-26-2010 501
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 May 26, 2010 - Candace
This is a webcam 5,000 feet down? Whose webcam is it?
May 28, 2010 - Tyler
I would like to say that on your first aid test number 2 question 15 when it asks what to do with frostbite you NEVER rewarm the frost bitten area if it could freeze again it could cause more damage to the frostbitten area, what you shold do nstead is put a dry guaze pad betweent frost bitten toes or fingers, elavate the area to reduce swelling seek medical attetion immdiatly, move the victem to a warm enviroment, do not let the victem walk on frost bitten feet, check the victem fo hypothermia. Do not use a hot water bottle,fire to rewarm the frost bitten area.
Jun 09, 2010 - Sara
I am a den leader to 6 wolf scouts and they are all interested in what is happening here. My son especially, is concerned about the animal life that will be effected by this spill. I love the peat and hay ideas. They are very simple, renewable, and in abundant supply. Let's cover the beaches and other coast line with bales of hay and cover the water with peat. Being proactive and cleaning up as this goes on will make less work later.

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