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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:49 AM
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First hurricane of season hits BP oil spill clean-up
First hurricane of season hits BP oil spill clean-up: Hurricane Alex halts efforts to capture oil from Gulf of Mexico as experts predict severe storm season ahead


The first named storm of the Atlantic season has hit BP's oil spill clean-up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Alex, upgraded from tropical storm status late last night and expected to hit the coasts of Mexico and Texas later today, is expected to interrupt the company's efforts for several days to come.

Waves as high as 3.6 metres (12ft) are expected to delay the company's plans to employ a further system to capture more oil from the blown-out oil well until later in the week, while controlled burns of crude on the oil's surface, flights spraying dispersant chemicals and booming operations were all halted yesterday, officials said.

Alex, the first June storm in 15 years to gain hurricane strength in the Atlantic, is expected to make land tonight, bringing 15-30cms (6-12ins) of rain to north-eastern Mexico and southern Texas as well as dangerous storm surges along the coast. The hurricane has winds of 80mph and was located about 255 miles south-east of Brownsville, Texas, at 7am today UK time. It was moving west at 5mph, the US national hurricane centre said.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/30/hurri...
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:53 AM
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1. crap, now nature lashing out at man.
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:00 AM
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2. kinda karmic isn't it? I hope people still see the merit of recommending these news stories...
I know they're easier to produce than other types of OPs that I generate but lots of people depend on DU for news. Is this article a duplicate?
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