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    For pumpkin....Clearing Up Korean Oil Spill

    Since she showed some interest.

    Me and the goils spent our Christmas day helping out here:



    Because a major oil spill had happened:



    South Korea fights worst-ever oil spill

    The slick has devastated a region known for tourism, wetlands, and seafood.

    By Eoin O'Carroll | csmonitor.com South Korea mobilized thousands of soldiers and civilian volunteers to clean up the worst oil spill in its history, which has blackened beaches, killed fish and birds, and cast a nauseating stench over almost 20 miles of coastline.
    The spill began last Friday, when a barge owned by Samsung Heavy Industries collided with the Hebei Spirit, a Hong Kong-registed tanker that was anchored five miles off the western coast. The barge, which went adrift in rough surf after the cable linking it to a tugboat snapped, punctured three holes in the tanker's port side, resulting in an estimated 10,800 tons of crude oil spilling into the Yellow Sea.
    Despite the efforts of about 100 ships to contain the spill, oil began washing up on the beaches the following morning. Hard hit was Mallipo, an important stopover for migratory birds. Some 7,000 people, among them civil servants, have been deployed to combat the sludge with shovels, buckets, and absorbent mats, the International Herald Tribune reports.
    South Korea fights worst-ever oil spill | csmonitor.com

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    We left at about 6 am and had a two hour drive. Not one wrong turn!! love those GPS systems!

    It was kinda like polishing stones, except there were more rocks than stones, we used large towels instead of rags and they never got to that perfect turqoise shinyness that I remember from childhood.

    Anyways, you could feel like you were making some progress, but that place remains a mess, and a lot more time and volunteers are needed.

    So,...pics:


    Arriving early morning,...looks ok from up high.


    Before:


    After:


    These towels used to be clean.

















    Happier times:


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    Re: For pumpkin....

    Looks to me like you and your friends did a very admirable thing.
    Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
    Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
    Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
    Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.

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    Re: For pumpkin....

    I forgot! I did take a few breaks....


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    Re: For pumpkin....

    fantastic stuff mate!

    good on you for taking the pics...

    and good on you for doing your thang!




    drinks on me when we meet el jimbeero!

    "so please show no pity as we come up from the ground, and please remember as you kill us and cut us down that time will not wash clean the bloody face of history, and someone will breathe here again and they will hate you for what you leave." m.g.


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    Re: For pumpkin....

    Pretty great work there! Its good to see support for the environment!

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    Re: For pumpkin....

    Quote Originally Posted by Well
    drinks on me when we meet el jimbeero!
    I'm looking forward to that mate.

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    Re: For pumpkin....

    Great stuff Jimbo

    Avin' it!

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    Re: For pumpkin....

    Green stuff coming your way for clearing up the black stuff!

    And one of these for good measure...
    The past is a foreign country: They do things differently there.

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    Re: For pumpkin....

    Sorry sweetcheeks, can't give you any more green but I'll certainly shout you some of the real good black stuff whenever we get to meet.
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    Re: For pumpkin....

    This one should be in The Development Forum. LDMA?
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    Re: For pumpkin....

    lucky you didnt start the place on fire with your marlboro lights!!
    where is the pic of you and an oily duck?
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    Re: For pumpkin....

    jimbo your greatness is manifest!

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    Re: For pumpkin....

    respect
    the answer to the secret of the universe is the secret itself

    and the secret is.........................................it isn't there

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    Re: For pumpkin....

    Good work and nice pics.

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    Re: For pumpkin....

    Wish I could have done the same for the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, but, not from there. Have done some lobbying though back home in support of more restrictions on CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Farms) and mining.

    Forgot you were in Korea.

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