Protecting waterways and the surrounding environment is vital in order to ensure that the planet is healthy for generations to come. This is true in virtually any case but it holds special significance with regard to nuclear reactors and the potential environmental hazards that exist surrounding them.
For the most part, nuclear reactors can be operated relatively safely. However, there is always the question of potential pollution that is occurring on a minuscule level. Pollution such as this may go on for years without anyone realizing it or stepping up to change it. An even bigger concern is Read the rest of this entry »
Earth’s oceans are extremely fragile. Like most of the planet, the ocean is susceptible to devastating types of damage caused by human beings. The delicate balance that exists within the ocean in order for its various ecosystems to thrive can easily be destroyed by oil rig accidents. Even drilling can pose a significant risk to the ocean ecosystem, but when an accident happens it has the potential to completely alter marine life. These changes may be permanent and might even cause the extinction of some types of sea life.
It has happened countless times, and Read the rest of this entry »
The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon that led to the biggest oil spill in the history of the oil business had some sobering lessons for oil companies, regulators and responders.
A lack of regulation enforcement allowed the explosion to happen, and a technology whose reach exceeded its grasp turned a tragedy into a disaster. The world looked on in horror as millions of gallons of oil escaped into the Gulf of Mexico, with seemingly no way to stop it.I found some more information < Read the rest of this entry »