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

Gulf Oil Spill
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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Reclaiming Oil Rigs

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Does the smell of spent oil make you feel relaxed?

“Here’s an innovative reuse for those old abandoned oil rigs littering the ocean – convert them into eco resorts. Morris Architects’ Oil Rig Platform Resort and Spa makes use of one of 4,000 oil rigs out in the Gulf of Mexico and transforms it into a beacon of sustainability, re-imagining an iconic source of dirty energy as an eco-haven that generates all of its power from renewable sources.”

Via:slashdot