More Than 27,000 Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells Waiting To Leak In Gulf Of Mexico

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Are oils spills to become a common occurrance?

An Associated Press investigation shows that there are more than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, and the constellation of aging wells has been ignored for decades.

“No one—not industry, not government—is checking to see if they are leaking.”

The oldest was abandoned in the late 1940s….

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Brain Surgeon Operates With DIY Drill

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An eminent British neuro-surgeon has been performing complex brain operations using a £30 do-it-yourself cordless power drill at a clinic in Ukraine.

Henry Marsh, a senior consultant at St George’s hospital in Tooting, south London, has used the Bosch 9.6 volt battery-operated hand tool to open up the skulls of his patients to remove life-threatening tumours. Occasionally the battery has gone flat halfway through.

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