Effects of a Brazilian Oil Spill 10 years agoSubmitted by truthsanityalways on Sat, 07/10/2010 - 21:58
Informative article on the aftermath of a Brazilian Oil Spill 10 years ago .....
"It was here 10 years ago that 1.3 million litres of oil leaked from an underwater pipeline smothering in oil birds, sandy beaches, and much of the mangrove swamps that surround Guanabara Bay."
"I was recently led into a large patch of mangrove that was hardest hit by the oil, and let me be clear here: What I saw was evidence that there is no recovery after all these years."
"The mud is thick, black and lifeless. And it stinks. Dead stumps - what used to be thick green mangrove swamps - protrude out from the mud as far as your eyes see.
It looks like a scene captured by a camera attached to an unmanned spacecraft that has just landed on a lifeless planet in another galaxy.
Nothing is growing here, and I can’t imagine anything growing here in a very long time.