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exocet_cm
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Petroleum smell... eww

Smells strong, something about it though brings back memories of being on the tarmac at the airport when I was a kid.

The whole city of New Orleans smells like petroleum.


dandelion
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How close is the spill to you now...I assume due to the spill?


exocet_cm
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I'm right smack in New Orleans, about where that yellow dot is.

The smell is from the spill. I'm sitting at the police station right now and can smell it. Doesn't bother me, just is "different". Certainly doesn't smell like spring!
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dandelion
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reply to exocet_cm
Relatively you are fairly far away compared to others... sad to say it will probably get worse before it gets better.

Kiwi
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reply to exocet_cm
Jail a few BP executives, with an escape clause, get the problem fixed or stay locked up until it is fixed! Perhaps then, they will act.

The Gulf has had a pretty bad spin this last few years, and needs a break for a decade or two.

Jrb2
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What the US and BP should have done, was to immediatelly ask for the so-called "rigid sweeping arms" from The Netherlands. They finally did it (much too late) and some are going to be transported by plane from Holland now. (In fact the US should have themselves lots of ships standing-by equiped with them).

They cannot stop the oil leaking deep down at the bottom of the sea, but they can at least remove lots of oil from the surface of the sea.

See this link for the "rigid sweeping arms":
»www.koseq.com/

Kiwi
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reply to exocet_cm
Don't watch the news, any updates? Always better to have somebody close by than a reporter anyway.


mjf
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I run in Audubon Park every morning and have not smelled any oil odor.


exocet_cm
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Haven't smelled anything in the last few weeks...