Arctic Oil Spills

Oil spills in the arctic are much more of a problem that elsewhere. First icebergs and storms make spills more likely. Second, cleaning them up is harder. It is dark 6 months of the year. It is below freezing. It is too cold for the bacteria to thrive that naturally gobble up oil spills in temperate waters.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)