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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:10 AM
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Millions Of Barrels Of Oil Safely Reach Port In Major Environmental Catastrophe
PORT FOURCHON, LAIn what may be the greatest environmental disaster in the nation's history, the supertanker TI Oceania docked without incident at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Monday and successfully unloaded 3.1 million barrels of dangerous crude oil into the United States.

According to witnesses, the catastrophe began shortly after the tanker, which sailed unimpeded across the Gulf of Mexico, stopped safely at the harbor and made contact with oil company workers on the shore. Soon after, vast amounts of the black, toxic petroleum in the ship's hold were unloaded at an alarming rate into special storage containers on the mainland.

From there, experts confirmed, the oil will likely spread across the entire country's infrastructure and commit unforetold damage to its lakes, streams, and air.

"We're looking at a crisis of cataclysmic proportions," said Charles Hartsell, an environmental scientist at Tufts University. "In a matter of days, this oil may be refined into a lighter substance that, when burned as fuel in vehicles, homes, and businesses, will poison the earth's atmosphere on a terrifying scale."

http://www.theonion.com/articles/millions-of-barrels-of... /

Nailed it.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:19 PM
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1. How the hell did this sink so quickly? it's brilliant!
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:27 PM
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2. Simple TheOnion used a quote from someone at Tuft's
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