Monday, April 9, 2007

Keep your icky oil out of our Sound...but can you fill up the tanks before you leave?

When an oil tanker delivers its bounty, it needs to take in seawater to replace the weight of the unloaded oil. This seawater mixes with residual oil in the tank and eventually gets jetisoned when the tanker is ready to refill. That makes a mess, but hey -- that's part of the price we pay for using oil. Now, I don't know exactly what happened with this here tanker, but I hope they weren't putting that gooky mess into our sound. Tsk, tsk. Thanks again, New Haven Independent.

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