Unexploded Bombs Threaten Oil Rigs
BP was recently given a record fine for mistakes that caused a major oil leak in the Gulf. But there are other threats, besides CEO mistakes, lurking in the deep waters out there.
After World War II, the US government dumped their unexploded bombs into the Gulf of Mexico (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). The US wasn’t the only country that did this–many governments dumped their unexploded ordinance into oceans and lakes, from 1946 up until the 1970s, when an international treaty made this illegal.