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Large China oil spill threatens sea life, water

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By CARA ANNA, Associated Press Writer Cara Anna, Associated Press Writer
2 hrs 48 mins ago

.BEIJING – China's largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than rubber gloves.
An official warned the spill posed a "severe threat" to sea life and water quality as China's latest environmental crisis spread off the shores of Dalian, once named China's most livable city.
One cleanup worker has drowned, his body coated in crude.
"I've been to a few bays today and discovered they were almost entirely covered with dark oil," said Zhong Yu with environmental group Greenpeace China, who spent the day on a boat inspecting the spill.
"The oil is half-solid and half liquid and is as sticky as asphalt," she told The Associated Press by telephone.
The oil had spread over 165 square miles (430 square kilometers) of water five days since a pipeline at the busy northeastern port exploded, hurting oil shipments from part of China's strategic oil reserves to the rest of the country. Shipments remained reduced Wednesday.
State media has said no more oil is leaking into the sea, but the total amount of oil spilled is not yet clear.
Greenpeace China released photos Wednesday of inky beaches and of straw mats about 2 square meters (21 square feet) in size scattered on the sea, meant to absorb the oil.
Okay, let's hear from the concerned. Should Obama condemn China?
 

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From the rhetoric coming out of the White House you would think BP did it on purpose.... didn't they? Or is Barry not letting a crisis go to waste.

(BTW.... two can play at the :spin: game) :mrgreen:
 

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Okay, let's hear from the concerned. Should Obama condemn China?
Yes, he should condemn them, and while he's at it, he can threaten to kick their ass. Then he can threaten to sue them. Oh, wait, he can't do that. We owe them too much money.;)
 

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Okay, let's hear from the concerned. Should Obama condemn China?
A better question would be: how are all those anti-oil folks going to take it when the Chinese starts drilling 50 miles off the Florida Keys, in the North Cuba Basin?

Was the spill caused by negligence?
Other than human error, or equipment failure, how does an oil well blowout?
 

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Oil spill in China.

LETS TALK ABOUT OBAMA!!!

Warm out today.

DOES OBAMA USE A/C?

I'm hungry.

OBAMA TOOK YOUR FOOD!
 

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Oil spill in China.

LETS TALK ABOUT OBAMA!!!

Warm out today.

DOES OBAMA USE A/C?

I'm hungry.

OBAMA TOOK YOUR FOOD!
Did you have something to say?.... or are you just here to point out the obvious? :mrgreen:
 

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Did you have something to say?.... or are you just here to point out the obvious? :mrgreen:
Just here to point out that conservatives will make any news story somehow about Obama.
 

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Just here to point out that conservatives will make any news story somehow about Obama.
Obama Derangement Syndrome ;)
 

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Just here to point out that conservatives will make any news story somehow about Obama.
At least Obama hasn't been out of office for 2 years. :doh
 
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You mean the same way liberals have made, make and will make every news story about Bush? :doh
Sorry, I don't see any liberal on this thread bringing up Bush... I must have missed that.:sword:
 

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From the rhetoric coming out of the White House you would think BP did it on purpose.... didn't they? Or is Barry not letting a crisis go to waste.

(BTW.... two can play at the :spin: game) :mrgreen:
Or maybe he's just rightly criticizing a company that caused a huge disaster through negligence...

All these theories that Obama wants to ruin the country or that Obama disasters just in order to use them for politics is insane.
 

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Sorry, I don't see any liberal on this thread bringing up Bush... I must have missed that.:sword:
This thread is a rare breed, Bush wasn't blamed for it. You want me to show you the liberals who have blamed Bush?
 

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There is a lot we don't know about this spill because of the secretive nature of the Chinese government. There are some article about it in Simplified Chinese in China, but lack the exhaustive detail as has been published about the BP accident in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hard to tell who is to blame for this, but some of the pictures smuggled out by Greenpeace are pretty troubling.

And BTW, this wasn't Obama's fault, it wasn't Bush's fault, it is China's fault...
 

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There is a lot we don't know about this spill because of the secretive nature of the Chinese government. There are some article about it in Simplified Chinese in China, but lack the exhaustive detail as has been published about the BP accident in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hard to tell who is to blame for this, but some of the pictures smuggled out by Greenpeace are pretty troubling.

And BTW, this wasn't Obama's fault, it wasn't Bush's fault, it is China's fault...
Yeah,... but it's more fun to blame O'Bummer.

Where are the greek columns? Where's the thundering voice and the verbal command that would end the rising sea levels and pay that lady's mortgage on Hannity's radio show??
 
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Just here to point out that conservatives will make any news story somehow about Obama.
Why not, the left is blaming Bush for the BP spill?
 

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Or maybe he's just rightly criticizing a company that caused a huge disaster through negligence...

All these theories that Obama wants to ruin the country or that Obama disasters just in order to use them for politics is insane.
Sounds like what they did with 9-11.
 

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We'll never know the real reason for the oil spill in China. Whatever they end up telling us will be a lie.

It's just one more environmental disaster that the communist party will have to explain to the public. IMO the environment is one area that could topple the regime.
 

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We'll never know the real reason for the oil spill in China. Whatever they end up telling us will be a lie.

It's just one more environmental disaster that the communist party will have to explain to the public. IMO the environment is one area that could topple the regime.
It's so hard to get information on China as everything so secretive. I have always wondered what it's people think of the horrible environmental conditions, mainly in the bigger industrialized cities. On one hand it's their livelihood, on the other it's the air they breathe. You were there for a bit last year, what is your take?
 
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