May 13, 2010

What Cheney's Chernobyl Looks Like, So Far

"Mississippi River water (left) meets sea water and an oil slick that has passed inside of the protective barrier formed by the Chandeleur Islands, off the coast of Louisiana, on May 7, 2010."

Per dailykos, an "acoustic switch" costing $500,000 could have prevented the catastrophe; the failsafe is required in off-shore drilling platforms in most of the world, but not the U.S. This requirement among others was eliminated following Dick Cheney's secret meetings with oil industry reps during W's first term.

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