Thursday, May 27, 2010

Party Like It's 1979


I wanted to make sure that everyone got a chance to see Rachel Maddow’s segment last night on how much oil spill response mechanisms have (not!) changed over the last 40 years. She digs up archive NBC coverage of the 1979 Ixtoc I oil spill in which a blow out preventer failed and oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for 9 months. The Ixtoc I response featured failed top hats, top kills, chemical dispersant, and all

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