Sunday, May 9, 2010

It Could Happen Here - And It Has

Oil spills of the magnitude that we are seeing in the Gulf of Mexico are relatively rare - but it doesn't take 5,000 barrels a day to destroy the environment.

Serious spills do happen here, On Cape Cod, in Boston Harbor, and in Nantucket Sound. Remember the Argo Merchant, which broke apart off Massachusetts in 1976.

We need to remember the lessons we have learned - or we will repeat the mistakes we have made. Take a look at this recent article in the Boston Herald - to refresh your memory.

State has seen share of spills

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