Calgary Sun | 06May2010 | Orest Slepokura

Massive mess

Re: “Oil cleanup plan the real catastrophe,” Lisa Van Dusen, (May 5, 2010). You can understand why Gulf Coast residents, “people who live on and off of the water, and whose lives may soon be about nothing but oil,” deserve our sympathy. But some sympathy should also be set aside for the wildlife impacted by the oil spill. Consider that it takes only one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife. Before we put ‘paid’ to this disaster, how many millions of quarts of motor oil in equivalence will have been dumped into the Gulf waters?

Orest Slepokura

(It’s not looking good.)