Tuesday, February 14, 2006
What about co-operation? What about national TV? What about exchange of information? etc...
If the information on these disasters between neighbouring countries is of this kind, ( in this article in Swedish language Latvia is accusing Estonia not to have informed them about the disaster, three weeks after it happened, and the oil slick is moving down south into the Latvian waters ) no wonder that the HELCOM, ( The Helsinki Commission, or HELCOM, works to protect the marine environment of the Baltic Sea from all sources of pollution through intergovernmental co-operation between Denmark, Estonia, the European Community, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden ) is not doing anything but having meetings and meetings... doing nothing practical, means nothing is done wrong! Or?
Will there be something done before the great oil disaster and hundreds of tons of crude or heavy oil in the Gulf of Finland or/and the Baltic Sea? This disaster is more likely to happen than not to happen, even the experts agree on this!
When will the preparation start to build the centers for oil disaster recovery and prevention?
These centers must be many and not too far apart, with enough material and well trained people to use the material and work with these issues. This is neither a cheap nor an easy task to do!
When will people really take these issues seriously and start to educate people how to fight this mess?
With tooth brushes and soap, cleaning stones on the beaches is not the modern way to do this kind of work... there is much more to it! The TV pictures today and lately from Estonia are pathetic only, no more.
Should we do something?