Pictures at an Oil Rig Explosion
by Bill Chameides | May 12th, 2010
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)
Photos of the disaster from an anonymous source in the oil industry. Take a gander.
For me these eerily beautiful images of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster echo the gestalt of the entire event.
With the parties involved in the operation of the oil rig busily pointing fingers of blame elsewhere, we are left to look on from a distance — helpless but transfixed, as we watch the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico spread, as we absorb the environmental disaster as it plays itself out.
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