55 When the Exxon Valdez went up on Bligh Reef in Alaska, recently manned by the understaffed under new policy, fortunately for that disaster I recall, it had a volunteered "oil skimmer" offered by the Russians almost on the scene. They also offered flights with emergency equipment from Little Rock, Arkansas to the Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans, LA, but were cut short after one flight. I wonder if there was another offer a month ago? What do you think FEMA? Brownie doin' a good job? From what I hear yes, for Nashville, after the flood. Could there have been a fleet of skimmers? Or Costner barges? History is sure to ask at this disaster.
Posted by George Myers May 24, 2010 02:00 PM Oil reaches Louisiana shores - The Big Picture - Boston.com