Via Lee Camp: Aerial footage of Arkansas Tar Sands Oil spill.
There are more photos from National Geographic here.
Seems Exxon has some job openings for more people to toss paper towels into the tar sands. From Craigslist:
Oil Spill Cleanup (Mayflower)
Need 40 HR Hazmat trained laborers. Emergency cleanup of oil.
Compensation: Contract / OT.
This is a contract job.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
What, no experience necessary? Temporary work. Pathetic that Exxon doesn't have experienced specialists in their employ. There certainly isn't a shortage of work cleaning up after this industry. This doesn't inspire much confidence for me as far as what to expect from the quality of the clean up efforts by Exxon...not that I had high expectations to begin with.
"That is oil," Slater said, holding her hand out covered in dark liquid. "That's all oil he [the duck] just pooped. It's going through is GI tract. That's what we have to be on the look out for right now."
It's been an exhausting three days as the first of the animals began to be delivered to the rehabilitation center, but Slater said it's well worth it, especially considering the alternative.
"It feels good to be able to give back to these animals that would have no chance at all ," she said.
The job of washing and treating these animals isn't easy or inexpensive.
"It certainly does cost a great deal more than just some dish soap," she said. "The cost of each bird can go up in the thousands, when you think about food, electricity, and medical treatment."
There's also video with the Hawk Center article that gives a good look at the work involved with treating these birds and other wildlife.
Wildlife paying the price for Exxon tar sands pipeline rupture in Arkansas. Image via the HAWK Center.