Meanwhile… the 2 1/2 month old oil spill continues in AustraliaI wrote a month or so ago about a crazy oil spill that was somehow staying out the news. The spill was the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island at the time.
This is a noteworthy spill as this is a new rig (thus putting "new tech doesn't spill argument into question). Also noteworthy was the fact that it was spilling 400 barrels per day.
Well, it's still spilling.
They've now tried to stop the spill three times and failed every time.
The oil is now covering 2,600 square miles and approaching within 35 miles of the Kimberley coast
More here and here.