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Oil Slurry Spill on Mississippi River Illustrates Need to Move Beyond Fossil Fuel Economy


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Oil Slurry Spill on Mississippi River Illustrates Need to Move Beyond Fossil Fuel Economy

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday that up to 250,000 gallons of oil slurry could have been spilled into the Mississippi River following a towboat collision near Columbus, Kentucky.

The Coast Guard says the spill occurred at roughly 8 PM Wednesday when a boat crash caused a cargo tank on a barge to rupture and spill some of the refinery byproduct it was carrying into the river.

A section of the river is now closed, and the Coast Guard stated that an aerial assessment spotted "a five-mile discoloration" starting at the site of the accident.


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How right you are.
Andrea Rossi just got a US Patent on the E-cat on August 25, 2015. (e-catworld.com)
It was just announced that a zero point energy space drive is real after 15 years.
There are many new "space energy" alternatives out there, let's start talking about them.


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We've understood the "urgent need" to end our dependency on oil at least since the Arab Oil Embargo of the 1970s. Our middle class have fought every effort to invest tax dollars into building a modern, Euro-level mass transportation system. Private ownership of motor vehicles defines the middle class.


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I'm afraid that with accelerating climate change that the term "glacial" has lost the meaning it once had!