Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones
The people in charge and those who did the work caused the spill in the first place. Not a roaring endorsement of their expertise, is it? And nobody's stopping them from speaking. The only people being stopped from speaking are the government scientists. Betcha my bottom dollar the politically-connected appointee in charge of the scientists' department will have a lot to say. Every word of it vetted (if not written) by the PM's office.
Well, I have to say, the 'government scientists' don't sound like they know diddly squat in this case either.... " “We don’t understand what happened. Nobody really understands how to stop it from leaking, or if they do they haven’t put the measures into place.”
So, to recap, they don't know what's happening, and they don't know if anyone else knows or not.
So, aside from bringing the public's attention to a spill, they are really saying nothing, because they know nothing. So, throwing out the fact that they are 'scientists' really doesn't tell anybody anything. For all we know this is coming from a botanist working in the area assessing farm weed control.
Quote: Originally Posted by Tonington
There's been four such releases (external - login to view) of emulsified bitumen this year. I would say it's safe to assume they don't understand what is going on. If that assumption is incorrect, then it means that CNR does understand it, and the releases would then be willful neglect, and far worse for industry accountability.
It sounds like their geological formation isn't what they expected it to be. More porous or more easily fractured than they expected. Here's hoping they give their heads a shake and reassess their extraction method in the area.
Last edited by karrie; Jul 24th, 2013 at 03:58 PM..