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    Avertible catastrophe

    The Dutch fall into the first group. Three days after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began on April 20, the Netherlands offered the U.S. government ships equipped to handle a major spill, one much larger than the BP spill that then appeared to be underway. "Our system can handle 400 cubic metres per hour," Weird Koops, the chairman of Spill Response Group Holland, told Radio Netherlands Worldwide, giving each Dutch ship more cleanup capacity than all the ships that the U.S. was then employing in the Gulf to combat the spill.

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    Ironically, the superior European technology runs afoul of U.S. environmental rules. The voracious Dutch vessels, for example, continuously suck up vast quantities of oily water, extract most of the oil and then spit overboard vast quantities of nearly oil-free water. Nearly oil-free isn't good enough for the U.S. regulators, who have a standard of 15 parts per million -- if water isn't at least 99.9985% pure, it may not be returned to the Gulf of Mexico.
    It looks like this is the answer to the question you were asking about the jones act Rev.

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    Re: Avertible catastrophe

    Doesn't the EPA have any discretion to make exceptions under the circumstances?
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    Re: Avertible catastrophe

    Foreign vessels are already operating to help out with the oil spill... and I've read that the "US Gov't declined help" thing isn't correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Avertible catastrophe

    Makes perfect sense. If I'm poisoned, I don't want my doctor pumping any out if he can't guarantee he'll get 100%.

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    Re: Avertible catastrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Makes perfect sense. If I'm poisoned, I don't want my doctor pumping any out if he can't guarantee he'll get 100%.
    If my Dr. was unable to pump out 100% but was able to extract a percenatge that enabled me to remain alive, then that is what I would expect my Dr. to do.

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    Re: Avertible catastrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Foreign vessels are already operating to help out with the oil spill... and I've read that the "US Gov't declined help" thing isn't correct.
    Deuce, be interested to have a link to that story?

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    Re: Avertible catastrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Doesn't the EPA have any discretion to make exceptions under the circumstances?
    Perhaps, but you'd have to expect that the government acts reasonably, which most often it doesn't do.
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    Re: Avertible catastrophe

    As we celebrate July 4th, let's take a moment to remember another event. This weekend, the Gulf oil spill will surpass that of the Ixtac disaster in the Southern Gulf, and become the world's largest oil spill ever in peacetime. Of all spills, the only one that is larger is the Persian Gulf spill, which was purposely done by Saddam Hussein's henchmen during the Gulf War. Hanging was too good for Saddam. he should have been boiled in his own oil. LOL.
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    Re: Avertible catastrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    If my Dr. was unable to pump out 100% but was able to extract a percenatge that enabled me to remain alive, then that is what I would expect my Dr. to do.
    I was kiddin' :-)

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    Re: Avertible catastrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Deuce, be interested to have a link to that story?
    Oil Spill, Foreign Help and the Jones Act | FactCheck.org

    The Jones Act isn't being waived because it doesn't actually apply here.
    Also, many of the offers of "aid" are actually offers to sell us resources. It's not aid if they're making you pay for it!
    Last edited by Deuce; 07-01-10 at 04:32 PM.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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