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Old 24-01-2010, 20:59   #1
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Ozzies, Did Anyone Notice this Hurricane F*** Up?

Queensland AU,
Hurricane Hamish.

Scroll down to the text and pics of your pristine beaches covered with shipping disaster leakage. 2009 Nightmare- MV Pacific Advenurer

This may not top the dumping of nuclear waste at the Farellon Islands off of San Francisco 40 or so years ago (on purpose) but it is still a recent contender for "Man's inhumanity to nature" awards from last year.

Was this in the press in OZ? I think I remember the 'hurricane' (why wouldn't you call it a 'cyclone'?) but I don't recall much coverage of the chemical and fuel spill. Then again I am in the US of A where this is considered the cost of doing business and the insurers could breath a sigh of relief that it was a 'named' storm (therefore limited or no payout of liability).

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Old 25-01-2010, 02:24   #2
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Hep, it was pretty big news here last year when it happened. Those containers are still sitting on the ocean floor, not far from where I live. I thought most people involved did a pretty good clean up job. I think the government is still trying to get money off the shipping company to pay for it though.
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