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The "other" BP spill that we haven't heard about


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From reading about some of the shortcuts BP seems willing to take, it seems to me that the company see's everything through the lens of risk/reward or cost/benefit. They seem like the poster child for capitalism run amok. Then again, maybe all Oil service companies are just like BP but we haven't been made aware of it. Heck, maybe every big company in the world run their business in a similar manner, but they aren't involved in an industry that exposes them to microscopic evaluation along the lines of what BP has/will face.

The other spill, or how BP sees the world around itself. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/91000

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Seems as if most not quite so biased sources (or at least ones with some semblance of journalistic credibility) as the one referenced above are estimating the spill from the burst pipe as a couple thousand gallons before shutoff, instead of losing the 100,000+ gallons like the original article suggests.

In addition, this isn't an environmental type spill. It overflowed into a tank and then into a containment area before the line could be shutoff.

Good to see the leftist propaganda machine is still hard at work though.

KTUU Alaska news link

Even CNBC can realize the spill was contained from the environment by safety and protection measures that were in place

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From reading about some of the shortcuts BP seems willing to take, it seems to me that the company see's everything through the lens of risk/reward or cost/benefit. They seem like the poster child for capitalism run amok. Then again, maybe all Oil service companies are just like BP but we haven't been made aware of it. Heck, maybe every big company in the world run their business in a similar manner, but they aren't involved in an industry that exposes them to microscopic evaluation along the lines of what BP has/will face.

The other spill, or how BP sees the world around itself. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/91000

Not every oil company is run like BP, but the problem exists that they can be and can cause irreparable damage. Exxon has set the industry standard when it comes to safety. After the Valdez debacle, they reoriented their focus on safety and have been called "obsessed" with preventing spills and maintaining safety for their workers by regulators and the people involved in oversight. With more companies were run like Exxon, but the fact is that there's not a strong profit motive for them to do so.

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