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    Default Russia, UAE offer help in tackling Gulf oil spill

    May 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    Washington, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have offered their assistance in tackling the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the US Department of State has said.
    “Regarding the Deep Water Horizon oil spill… we received two additional offers of assistance which we are grateful for from the United Arab Emirates and Russia,” Philip Crowley, the department’s assistant secretary, said at a daily press briefing in Washington Monday.

    He did not say, however, whether the US would accept the assistance or not. So far, the UN and 13 countries have offered their help in the Gulf of Mexico.

    An explosion April 20 which caused the oil spill ripped through the Deepwater Horizon, around 80 km off the Louisiana coast. The blast claimed the lives of 11 people working on the rig and injured 17. The rig sunk two days later, with oil continuing to spill out into the sea.

    The accident is posing a major threat to the flora and fauna of the Gulf of Mexico, which has over 4,000 drilling platforms.

    –IANS/RIA Novosti

    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/...100361761.html

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    Assuming both countries are major oil extracters this can be useful to get couple of specialists from them.

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    Sweden has offered to help out, we got 3 ships able to pick up 1000 tons of oil a day, thats 3000 tons of oil. and the leak sips out 800 tons/day.

    But BP is getting their money from the insurance companies for each spilled drop so they dont care.

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    Iran offered to help US too but it got rejected i assume

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0000 View Post
    Iran offered to help US too but it got rejected i assume
    yeah can not imagine scale of disaster to make US take help from Iran

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    Such big and developed country as US capable of dealing with any sort of disaster. So offering help from any other country is simple nice gesture, no more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaegermeistr View Post
    But BP is getting their money from the insurance companies for each spilled drop so they dont care.
    I believe you, but have you a source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexMartin2 View Post
    Such big and developed country as US capable of dealing with any sort of disaster. So offering help from any other country is simple nice gesture, no more.
    sometimes any developed nation need help.

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    On the Dutch news companies were complaining hoe amateuristic the Americans were with cleaning the oil spill. And how they should be hired to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaegermeistr View Post
    Sweden has offered to help out, we got 3 ships able to pick up 1000 tons of oil a day, thats 3000 tons of oil. and the leak sips out 800 tons/day.

    But BP is getting their money from the insurance companies for each spilled drop so they dont care.
    And keep what you get out of the water?

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