[amsat-bb] Re: BP Spill

Edward R Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Thu Jun 3 13:05:03 PDT 2010

At 10:23 AM 6/3/2010, Clint Bradford wrote:
>Two visuals that really put the depth and breadth of the Gulf oil 
>disaster in perspective for me -
>A widget that converts "barrels" into gallons as it maintains a 
>running total of the spill - http://tinyurl.com/bp-widget
>And a site where you can "overlay" onto Google maps the size of the 
>spill - http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com/
>Clint "Off Topic Again" Bradford, K6LCS
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We in Alaska, who experienced the Exxon-Valdez Spill (many, like me, 
worked on the cleanup), are sympathetic.  I am, however amused, when 
with media statements like "there is 100-miles of shoreline 
impacted".  Exxon-Valdez spill contaminated 1100 miles of Alaska 
shoreline from Cordova to beyond Kodiak Island.

In time, the impact of the Gulf spill will easily eclipse that of the 
AK spill.  Alaska shore is almost entirely wilderness, while the Gulf 
and Atlantic coasts are mostly inhabited - fishing or resort 
industries.  Much more impact.

73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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