following photographs were taken on Sunday, 5/2/04. Note
the use of a single boom and three absorbent sheets, which are inadequate
to abate the negative impacts on the immediate and surrounding marine
ecosystem. Note the oil sheen on the water and the floating
particles escaping the boomed area. The particles are moving under the
boom and out to sea. The presence of only a single boom and
three absorbent sheets suggest these measures are meant to save Island
Recycling Inc. money, and provide a small visual so it looks
like they are doing something, rather than making a true effort to prevent
damage to the surrounding ecosystem. The Lingle and Harris Administrations
leave a lot to be desired when it comes to protecting the health of the
people and the environment of this state.
Even after warning them about the poor conditions of the IRI
facility and the occurrence of the fire they both have engaged in an
apologetic campaign instead of prosecuting IRI for the violations and
other noncompliant issues relating to its operations.