Comments on: Lessons from the Exxon Valdez spill http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: oldsoul369 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/comment-page-1/#comment-345672 Tue, 03 Aug 2010 15:03:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17136#comment-345672 I have some concerns… My family & I live on the Gulf coast in west central FL. My daughter & I have been experiencing flu-like symptoms for weeks! She is on her way home from the Drs now. She’s been complaining of a sore throat for about 10 days now, and yet the doc told her that her throat is not red or inflamed. We have had sore throats, headaches, muscle cramps/pain, persistent cough and fatigue. In doing research online I have found that we have very similar symptoms to what is called “Gulf War Syndrome”! In my gut I believe that this is being caused by the Corexit that they have been dropping.
Ms. Ott, do you have any advice for us? Or anyone out there that has had experience with this? I’m looking for some feedback. Thank you.

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By: raystaw http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/comment-page-1/#comment-345068 Wed, 12 May 2010 17:11:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17136#comment-345068 i am sorry i pressed a wrong button and sent this last post out while i edited MY OTHER MAIN POINT WAS DOES ANY AVERAGE PERSON KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO CHANGE,CREATE,OR HOLD UP AN EXISTING LAW. people have dedicated their lives and many years to change injustices or just trying to explain to people an ignorance IN A PARTICULAR LAW, AND THEN TO TAKE ON LOBBYIST PAC GROUP, GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY IT IS MIND BOGGLING THE HOOP JUMPING AND TIME IT TAKES . EVEN IF IT IS A TINY LAW TO JUST PUT IN A DRIVEWAY OR DIG A POND ON YOUR OWN PROPERTY TRUST ME IT TAKES YEARS SOMETIMES THANKS RAYMOND STAWSKI

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By: raystaw http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/comment-page-1/#comment-345066 Wed, 12 May 2010 16:58:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17136#comment-345066 i reread all the post about rikki ott and her quest for tight regulations in the oil and gas industry the may 2 post at 12;15 was about laws and stretching the law my question is WHY DOES A COMPANY HAVE TO STRETCH THE LAW TO ITS MAXIMUM FOR THEIR OWN INTEREST AND SHAREHOLDERS INTEREST.
WHY NOT BE THE GOOD GUY AND DO WHATS RIGHT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED .DON’T STRETCH THE LAW [ THAT’S WHY NEW LAWS ARE CREATED]

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By: HatesBP http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/comment-page-1/#comment-344988 Fri, 07 May 2010 15:04:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17136#comment-344988 Only 4% of the Valdez contamination was removed. The rest is now on the floor of the water there.

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By: raystaw http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/comment-page-1/#comment-344969 Tue, 04 May 2010 15:54:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17136#comment-344969 a documentary about the Valdez oil spill is airing on the green channel called black wave on Sunday may 9th 12;00 am and 3;00am central time
it is airing on the green channel 194 for dish viewers it is a much need to watch show about the ramifications of oil spills IT IS GREAT thanks raymond stawski

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By: Potatoe1 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/comment-page-1/#comment-344962 Mon, 03 May 2010 21:05:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17136#comment-344962 In Alaska the shoreline effected by the spill was about 10 feet deep, If the spill hits the marsh, where the shore is 10 miles deep, then this spill could be thousands of times as destructive.
P.S. BP is already handing out all inclusive damage waivers to the fishermen helping with the spill, offering $5000 to quit all claims and future claims against BP. BP has been asked to stop,as such an all inclusive waiver is illegal. Now that’s what I call taking responsebility.

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By: Alex1953 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/comment-page-1/#comment-344959 Mon, 03 May 2010 18:03:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17136#comment-344959 I’ve drilled in 5000 feet of water off the Louisiana coast. It’s very technical, very expensive, and very dangerous (both to men and machines). I was offshore for five hurricanes from 1975 to 1980. The people that do those jobs are very professional. My question is “Why didn’t the blowout preventer (BOP) operate as designed?” Was there a communication failure between the wellhead and the surface?

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By: fred5407 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/comment-page-1/#comment-344957 Mon, 03 May 2010 16:55:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17136#comment-344957 I know it can be cleaned up. Minimizing the additional flow to the slick is what concerns me. I would be interested in the size of the reservoir tht this is tapped into and the pressure. I would expect that any other deep water rigs would be shut down until a safe way can be determined to operate these rigs.

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By: phowie http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/comment-page-1/#comment-344949 Sun, 02 May 2010 16:15:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17136#comment-344949 This article discusses the “tactics” Exxon used to reduce its legal and financial liability after the Valdez incident and how BP will likely follow the same damage control path. The language the author uses makes the reader draw the conclusion that these “tactics” are somehow underhanded, dirty, and possibly illegal.

Unfortunately, Exxon, and now BP, are and will continue to play by the rules, stretching the boundaries of existing laws and policies. To insinuate these companies are somehow underhanded for toeing the line and doing everything possible to work in the best interest of the company/shareholders, despite the public tragedy they have caused, is ridiculous.

If the public (or this author) doesn’t like the laws and policies regulating oil companies, work to change them. Don’t put these companies in a negative light for playing off the shortcomings in the ‘rulebook’.

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By: raystaw http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/05/02/lessons-from-the-exxon-valdez-spill/comment-page-1/#comment-344947 Sun, 02 May 2010 15:30:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17136#comment-344947 rikki ott needs to be down there on the gulf if for any reason just to explain the human nervous system damage to the hundreds of people who will try to clean up this mess and wont know the long term ratifications to their nervous system and toxicology in their bodies
i live with long term exposures and chronic pain due to exposure of oil based products i pray that this doesn’t turn out like the valdez [ real smart idea buy some bp stock
unlike Exxon bp is not an American company so it will be much tougher to buy off the courts and it isn’t a small community fighting a giant corporation all those spring break beaches will be hit along with the devastation of the heart and soul of the gulf in the delta and with the knowledge and passion of rikki ott i am sure she will provide many documents to the courts and then we will call it Louisiana petroleum bp isn’t getting out of this one so if you want “buy baby buy” but you will get burnt thanks ray stawski

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