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'We Are Expecting the Worst': Efforts Continue to Contain Oil Spill Near Mauritius Amid Fears Ship Will Break Apart

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/08/10/we-are-expecting-worst-efforts-continue-contain-oil-spill-near-mauritius-amid-fears

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4,000 tons of oil and they don’t start removing it until a quarter of it leaked?
And they’re expecting the worst? Are you fucking kidding me?

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The photo accompanying the article speaks volumes.
The irresponsibility of the shipping company - of any company/corporation to even entertain the idea that bloated yaya profits are worth this kind of risk is indicative of how insane the framing of reference points for decency of life has become.

Along the same vein, Rainforest Action Network is mounting an action to demand that Nestlé, Mondelēz & Co. be pressured into acknowledging and halting rainforest sourced monoculture product as they have become inextricably linked to deforestation. Below for any who might want to explore signing on.

~https://act.ran.org/page/21391/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=e_en&en_og_source=e_en&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=EngagingNetworks&utm_campaign=Forest&utm_content=KFS+email+4+candymakers+Aug+2020+A&ea.url.id=554706&forwarded=true

sorry about the size of that little linkie - but a good cause

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And there’s that other one in the Red Sea off Yemen. Another ecological disaster waiting to happen.

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~https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/24/this-is-what-collapse-looks-like/#gsc.tab=0

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~https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/10/mauritius-calls-for-urgent-help-to-prevent-oil-spill-disaster

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Nestle’s reality is far from its burnished propaganda. It was fined some pretty big bucks TWICE for telling young mothers in the poorest parts of Africa that their product was superior to mothers’ milk and giving them free samples to get them hooked.

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The international ship registry is apparently designed to evade financial and personal/corporate responsibility for this kind of environmental crime - a crime Against Humanity!
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Why is it not mandated that insurance - such as by Lloyds - of shipping, especially oil tankers and other carriers, are of such strict requirements and millions or billions in bond to make incompetence and criminal negligence like this so financially draconian and specifically tied to actual responsible persons and their corporations that it cannot be evaded? That ships full of explosives or deadly waste or nuclear waste, any such deadly cargo cannot be made legal and certainly not “abandoned”! Why are the worlds navies not required to monitor and inspect the paperwork? To arrest any violators?

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The oil companies care so much about our environment that they are making
these spills every day events –

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Exactly, they should have enough small skimmer boats working now, that it would look like ants in an ant farm. The citizens on the island should also be preparing now, they have no idea how bad just the smell is going to be. The smell here on the Gulf Coast, would take your breath away during the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon blow-out. Friends who worked the cleanup from their fishing boats would tell me it was so bad up close, they were constantly losing their lunch while working.

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sigh------- and aII Earth life began in the sea…
But, first we kiIIed the rivers and Iakes and we’re already great at kiIIing off water on the Iand. Pretty soon the only liquid Ieft with be BIood as we aII morph into vampires—but without any special magicaI skIIIs, Iike Iiving forever. I guess humans front teeth wiII have to be shaved down to needIe size : (

THIS IS HOW A PLANET DIES: ONE ECOSPHERE AT A TIME…AND OF COURSE, ON MOST NATIONAL TV STATIONS…ITS NOT NEWS.

We pray for you, and for our planetary futue.

Lets just say NO to oil…

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This british documentary was made 11 years ago. " we are expecting the worst."

~https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=awVbLg59tR8&list=PL6b0_naw7_WLL0o3qs7sXUS8YFAQZIxKq&index=3&t=0s

(Sorry for the dutch subtitles.)

I’m sure the Japanese could care less as one of the most anti-environmental countries in the world. But they are sending a token team to help with the spill.

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WTF? Why was a tanker carrying oil from China, a major importer of oil, to Brazil, a major exporter of oil?

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My understanding is that an oil shipment is as much a financial speculation event as a supply and can change hands - be sold from one party to another - multiple times between leaving port and arriving … wherever.

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What a crazy way to do business!

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Right. Big deal. Six of them.