Saturday, October 24, 2009

Environmental DISASTER: This is the Timor Sea in October 2009

On 21 August 2009 a Thai owned and operated oil rig in the Australian section of the Timor Sea experienced a major blow out.

After two months of spewing crude oil and other junk into the Timor Sea it is not appearing as though considerably more effluent has been dumped into the Timor Sea than the operator was admitting too - only after several failed attempted at plugging the blowout 2.5 km below the seabed.

Two fellow bloggers know much more about it than the DI - check them out 1) Return to Rai Ketak and 2) Skytruth.

Check out the Corporate Social Responsibility page for PTTE the operator in question.  Geez.  Planting trees again.....