Exxon oil spill cleanup ongoing in Arkansas, pipeline shut

Apr 2, 2013 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.reuters.com

Exxon Mobil Corp continued efforts on Monday to clean up thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude oil spilled from a near 65-year-old pipeline in Arkansas, as a debate raged about the safety of transporting rising volumes of the fuel into the United States.

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Your Ex

United States

#1 Apr 2, 2013
Perfectly safe.
Hydrocarbons are good for you.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Apr 2, 2013
Oh yeah, build MORE pipelines........

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Apr 2, 2013
LOVED the video of oil flowing through the suburbs!

Keystone?
miss molly

Allegan, MI

#4 Apr 3, 2013
All the more reason for nuclear power to supply us with clean efficient energy. All the nay sayers should spend about 30 days without electricity,no computers,no ipods,no water,and no lights and they may change their minds.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#5 Apr 3, 2013
miss molly wrote:
All the more reason for nuclear power to supply us with clean efficient energy. All the nay sayers should spend about 30 days without electricity,no computers,no ipods,no water,and no lights and they may change their minds.
You should spend 30 days in Chernobyl, and another 30 in Fukushima. No roof, no food, no old age.
Wake Up Folks

Clinton, AR

#6 Apr 3, 2013
It is bad that a pipe line caused a mess in a residential neighborhood. No one would want that. But people are acting like there has been a nuclear accident.

This is oil...... Think about it..... Oil just like you store in the garage to change oil in your vehicle, motorcycle, lawnmower and all that stuff. Scary , Scary, Oil is Bad but I bet every house in the neighborhood has oil stored in the garage and on Saturday when the good ole boys change oil in the truck.......... wonder if the dirty oil gets poured in the storm drain??? I wonder.

Again, this isnt what I want to wake up to in the morning but I wont bee seen on Television showing the world how dam stupis I am talking about this could kill us, make me sick, Exxon has to buy my house from me at twice its value because they had an accident.

Wake up you idiots. Its oil and Exxon is doing clean up.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Apr 3, 2013
Wake Up Folks wrote:
It is bad that a pipe line caused a mess in a residential neighborhood. No one would want that. But people are acting like there has been a nuclear accident.
This is oil...... Think about it..... Oil just like you store in the garage to change oil in your vehicle, motorcycle, lawnmower and all that stuff. Scary , Scary, Oil is Bad but I bet every house in the neighborhood has oil stored in the garage and on Saturday when the good ole boys change oil in the truck.......... wonder if the dirty oil gets poured in the storm drain??? I wonder.
Again, this isnt what I want to wake up to in the morning but I wont bee seen on Television showing the world how dam stupis I am talking about this could kill us, make me sick, Exxon has to buy my house from me at twice its value because they had an accident.
Wake up you idiots. Its oil and Exxon is doing clean up.
Right, it's just a LITTLE radiation; nothing to worry about.....

It's just a LITTLE poison; nothing to worry about.....

It just causes a LITTLE cancer; nothing to worry about......
Wake Up Folks

Clinton, AR

#8 Apr 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Right, it's just a LITTLE radiation; nothing to worry about.....
It's just a LITTLE poison; nothing to worry about.....
It just causes a LITTLE cancer; nothing to worry about......
So its ok when people handle oils and chemicals themselves and dispose of it who knows how, but if you can sue Exxon or someone else.......

WOW, unbeleivable.

I hope my neighbor doesnt spill the Roundup when he mixes it to spray his yard or drip oil onto the ground when he changes it in his vehicle....... But all that is ok , right?

Another point, does anyone realize that when it rains oils from leaking vehicles is washed into storm drains and everywhere else... Also oil is sprayed directly on the ground on road beds prior to paving... Is that also something that someone could sue for and cry its killing me.....

What a sad place we live in where people are uncapable of thought.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Apr 4, 2013
Wake Up Folks wrote:
<quoted text>
So its ok when people handle oils and chemicals themselves and dispose of it who knows how, but if you can sue Exxon or someone else.......
WOW, unbeleivable.
I hope my neighbor doesnt spill the Roundup when he mixes it to spray his yard or drip oil onto the ground when he changes it in his vehicle....... But all that is ok , right?
Another point, does anyone realize that when it rains oils from leaking vehicles is washed into storm drains and everywhere else... Also oil is sprayed directly on the ground on road beds prior to paving... Is that also something that someone could sue for and cry its killing me.....
What a sad place we live in where people are uncapable of thought.
YES!!!!!

ALL of that needs to be addressed.

We are slowly killing our planet with oil & chemicals.
miss molly

Allegan, MI

#10 Apr 4, 2013
Wake up Mr. Bill or get back on Saturday Night Live. Quit being so cynical. Those were the Russians and their failures. We are much smarter.The only thing you have to fear about nuclear power Bill,are the goons in Iran and North Korea.You talk like a "progressive fish out of water". It's very clear you know NOTHING about nuclear energy and thrive on the. In case you don't know it, there are plants upp and running all over this country. Stop with the ignorance.
miss molly

Allegan, MI

#11 Apr 4, 2013
Too bad my whole comment didn't get put in the paper. What's really too bad and I am getting off here a little bit but,I'm more concerned about our "government"doing nothing about Iran and North Korea which is much more dangerous than having a nuclear power plant. Yes, I would have it in my back yard,safer than this oil spill with it's 65 year old pipeline.Mr.Sheeple lives near one of the biggest chemical plants in the US being Dow and he's worried about this spill as if it happened every day. Hmnn,look out your window at Lake Huron and wonder why the fish are carrying too much mercury. I rest my case.
Your Ex

United States

#12 Apr 4, 2013
miss molly wrote:
Too bad my whole comment didn't get put in the paper. What's really too bad and I am getting off here a little bit but,I'm more concerned about our "government"doing nothing about Iran and North Korea which is much more dangerous than having a nuclear power plant. Yes, I would have it in my back yard,safer than this oil spill with it's 65 year old pipeline.Mr.Sheeple lives near one of the biggest chemical plants in the US being Dow and he's worried about this spill as if it happened every day. Hmnn,look out your window at Lake Huron and wonder why the fish are carrying too much mercury. I rest my case.
How are the fish doing outside Fukishima?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Apr 4, 2013
miss molly wrote:
Too bad my whole comment didn't get put in the paper. What's really too bad and I am getting off here a little bit but,I'm more concerned about our "government"doing nothing about Iran and North Korea which is much more dangerous than having a nuclear power plant. Yes, I would have it in my back yard,safer than this oil spill with it's 65 year old pipeline.Mr.Sheeple lives near one of the biggest chemical plants in the US being Dow and he's worried about this spill as if it happened every day. Hmnn,look out your window at Lake Huron and wonder why the fish are carrying too much mercury. I rest my case.
I agree DOW Chemical should be sued out of existance and every penny of corporate profit & stock value should be paid to the people of Michigan and used for environmental cleanup.

But the mercury in Lake Huron comes mostly from coal fired powerplants to the west. It's one of the reason not a single new coal plant has opened here, and hopefully never will. We're switching over to wind power which we have in abundance.
miss molly

Allegan, MI

#14 Apr 4, 2013
so I hear. I like wind power also but, it's going over like a lead F--t because it's too noisy. Anyone got a solution. Japan is a very prosperous country and they eat their fish raw. Yes, there does appear to be a lot of wind power going on here. With all the monday morning quartebacking someone must have a solution to the real problem. Mine is still safe nuclear power. If we get real technical,there are more people killed by accidents and on the streets of Chicago than from any nuclear plant here.No one likes, wind,coal,oil,etc. Can't please everybody.Politicians have all the answers anyway and know what's best for all of us. Let them figure it out.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#15 Apr 5, 2013
miss molly wrote:
so I hear. I like wind power also but, it's going over like a lead F--t because it's too noisy. Anyone got a solution. Japan is a very prosperous country and they eat their fish raw. Yes, there does appear to be a lot of wind power going on here. With all the monday morning quartebacking someone must have a solution to the real problem. Mine is still safe nuclear power. If we get real technical,there are more people killed by accidents and on the streets of Chicago than from any nuclear plant here.No one likes, wind,coal,oil,etc. Can't please everybody.Politicians have all the answers anyway and know what's best for all of us. Let them figure it out.
Wind is too noisy? Have you lived next to a coal-fired electric plant? They're not exactly quit with all the trucks and/or trains coming & going all the time loaded with coal.

Every power source has drawbacks. With nuclear power it's the uranium mining, radiation leaks, meltdown, & waste disposal. I'll take the gentle whoosh whoosh of the wind tower any day.
all is well

San Jose, CA

#16 Apr 5, 2013
That's not crude you smell driving down the interstate!

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#17 Apr 5, 2013
miss molly wrote:
Wake up Mr. Bill or get back on Saturday Night Live. Quit being so cynical. Those were the Russians and their failures. We are much smarter.The only thing you have to fear about nuclear power Bill,are the goons in Iran and North Korea.You talk like a "progressive fish out of water". It's very clear you know NOTHING about nuclear energy and thrive on the. In case you don't know it, there are plants upp and running all over this country. Stop with the ignorance.
Those Russians had one failure.

We've had FOUR, and still going.

I know a great deal about nuclear energy. And you proably pronounce it nucular.
miss molly

Allegan, MI

#18 Apr 5, 2013
No, I'm quite literate thank you. I thought that I'd add my opinion to this forum but, I see that all we have here are a bunch of progressives who don't like progress. It appears that you all have way too much time on your hands. Pretty soon with the socialist government we are headed for you won't even be able to express your opinions. Oh, by the way Mr.Bill I was employed by a nuclear plant a stone's throw away from here for thirty years and I'm not glowing yet. I know what I'm talking about. I'm glad that I stuck a thorn in your sides. Giving you something to ponder was worth it.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#19 Apr 5, 2013
miss molly wrote:
No, I'm quite literate thank you. I thought that I'd add my opinion to this forum but, I see that all we have here are a bunch of progressives who don't like progress. It appears that you all have way too much time on your hands. Pretty soon with the socialist government we are headed for you won't even be able to express your opinions. Oh, by the way Mr.Bill I was employed by a nuclear plant a stone's throw away from here for thirty years and I'm not glowing yet. I know what I'm talking about. I'm glad that I stuck a thorn in your sides. Giving you something to ponder was worth it.
Ponder too, the uranium plum in the Hudson Tiver south of Peekskill, from (ret.) Indian Point 1.

And the still unknown to most plutonium spill into the enviiironment at Plutonium Lake.

Nuclear Power, bastard son of 'Atoms For Peace', is simply a way for a few to make money and stick unborn generations with very, very expensive cleaning up.'

Nuclear plants are like train tracks...they are very safe, until they are not.

Ponder this too: Every major nuclear accident and spill were from completely unanticipated vectors.
Or, if man were God, nuclear power would be safe.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#20 Apr 5, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Ponder too, the uranium plume in the Hudson River south of Peekskill, from (ret.) Indian Point 1.
And the still unknown to most plutonium spill into the enviiironment at Plutonium Lake.*
Nuclear Power, bastard son of 'Atoms For Peace', is simply a way for a few to make money and stick unborn generations with very, very expensive cleaning up.'
Nuclear plants are like train tracks...they are very safe, until they are not.
Ponder this too: Every major nuclear accident and spill were from completely unanticipated vectors.
Or, if man were God, nuclear power would be safe.
*a.k.a. NUCLEAR LAKE.

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