Oilers continue to destroy the environment

Fire at nefteplatforme Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.  Photo: focus.ua

Lessons from last year's disaster in vain. In pursuit of harmful fossil oil continues to destroy the environment.

Oil companies have learned from the disaster that occurred a year ago on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, where the sea has got about 700,000 tons of oil, and still plan to catch the sea without environmental risks, says the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia.

The report WWF noted that the company BP, which owned the sunken platform, has spent to combat the damage from the oil spill 11 billion.

Even less of the spill in the Arctic will lead to much more serious consequences

Shell has announced the postponement of the start of work on the field in the Arctic Beaufort Sea for a year, extended a moratorium on oil production in the Norwegian Lofoten Islands.

However, the company BP in early 2011 announced a deal with "Rosneft" to jointly develop the Arctic shelf in the Kara Sea.

According to the WWF, the spot at which the planned oil production, crosses an area of two protected areas — Yamal reserve and national park "Russian Arctic".

"This case proves that BP also blithely refer to the assessment of environmental risks, as well as before the accident," — said Alexey Knizhnikov, coordinator of WWF Russia's environmental policy FEC.

"Rosneft" and BP declined to comment on the statement of the Fund.

WWF also notes that Russia has no law on the prevention of marine pollution by oil, the concept of which was developed by ecologists in 2009 after the oil spill in the Kerch Strait.

Controlled BP Deepwater Horizon platform sank in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana April 22, 2010 after a 36-hour fire that followed the powerful explosion that claimed the lives of 11 people.

Oil spill, which began after that, caused damage to Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Texas, and the elimination of the consequences has taken several months.

Hero for the day: in the year 347 BC. e. China was first drilled in the earth for oil. As the use of hollow tubes of bamboo trunks. In the 7th century AD. e. Byzantium and Persia invented super-weapon at the time — "Greek fire", which is produced on the basis of oil. In 1859, the American railroad worker Edwin L. Drake offered the first successful method of industrial drilling for oil. American billionaire John D. Rockefeller in 1870, has created the world's first oil monopoly Standard Oil, which at the time of the controlled 10% of oil production in the United States. First pipeline, as a means of transporting oil, proposed to use in 1863, Dmitri Mendeleev.

Sellers of Death: The oil companies that pollute the environment in the extraction and processing of oil, as well as representing a threat to all life on the planet in the event of leaks and accidents.

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