Monday, June 14

Those that fail...

"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it." - Winston Churchill

You are probably familiar with the Exxon-Valdez oil spill of March, 29 1989, but not as familiar with the Ixtoc oil spill in Mexico in 1979. Mexico is still cleaning it up. The Pemex owned rig was drilling at the incredible depth of 150 feet. 3.3 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf. It took more than 9 months to stop the leak. It was the largest oil spill in history until Exxon-Valdez. The fire and leak have many similarities to the Deepwater Horizon incident still spewing sludge, benzine, oil and who knows what else into the Gulf.

I just don't understand why we never seem to learn from our mistakes. (Greed outweighs logic?)
As I read and researched this little known oil spill, the thing that struck me immediately is that Ixtoc is a perfect anagram for Toxic.

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Please be nice and civil TY Ray