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Oil Disaster: sad water news

It’s terrible. 70 days have passed since the first explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and the crude oil and natural gas continue to gush from the seafloor. Collected here are recent photographs from the Gulf of Mexico, and of those affected by the continued flow of oil and gas into the ocean. For more pictures check:

Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Alabama, Saturday, June 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

An oil sheen sits on the surface of Barataria Bay June 19, 2010 west of Port Sulpher, Louisiana. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Oil floats off the bow of a boat in Barataria Bay on the coast of Louisiana, Saturday, June 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Fire and smoke rise from a controlled burn of oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico near BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill source on June 17, 2010. (REUTERS/Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace)



Isn’t it strange? I started this blog about my Love for Water yesterday evening and this morning there was suddenly no water coming out of the tap. Just like that. No sign from the city that they would work on it. Nothing. I only heard a bubbling sound.  “I feel so handicapped without it”, my neighbour said. And that’s exactly how I felt as well! I wanted to take a shower, but I couldn’t, I wanted to make coffee but I couldn’t, I wanted to brush my teeth but I couldn’t. Water is such a basic thing and we so easily forget about it. We take it for granted, but it’s actually a huge drama if we would be forced to live without it. They can steal my books, my cd’s and all my fancy clothes, but not the WATER! I love it & I need it. We all need it, so let’s care for it.

–> As I went down the stairs, I found a man in overalls with fixing gear. The house owner had asked him to fix something and therefor he had switched of the head tap. Problem solved! But I guess anyway… that it’s a sign to continue with this blog.

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