Here’s an eye opener. Containing oil slicks is quite simple says Greg Palast, a fraud investigator who worked on the Exxon Valdez disaster, but it’s not cheap. It requires a state of readiness equal to that of a fire department, on call, 24 hours a day.
Another interesting fact that comes out in this article at www.truthout.org is that the oil that was spilled by the Exxon Valdez was, like it is in the Gulf of Mexico, British Petroleum’s responsiblity. They lied about their state of readiness in 1989. And they lied about it even more in 2010 as they boasted about saving over a billion dollars in operating costs. A must read.