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How would your nation react to an oil spill?

Postby Zilatal » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:47 am

How would your nation's government react to a massive oil spill similar to the recent Gulf Coast disaster? How would the company responsible be penalized, if at all? How would the oil be cleaned up?

The Zilatian government would instantly seize control of the cleanup operation, offer prizes to scientists an engineers with solutions to the problem, charge the company responsible, and force the people responsible for the spill out of the company (assuming the disaster could have been prevented). The Zilatian Navy has access to large numbers of oil skimmers, so the cleanup would go fairly quickly. Taxes would also be raised on the offending company, while companies that aid in the cleanup would have their taxes lowered.
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Postby Kalakda » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:55 am

Obviously our President would not play golf, attend rallies to support buddies, or just sit on his lazy butt doing nothing.


Anyway, we would respond immediately, get fire booms out, contain it, if the spill's similar to the one in the Gulf, we simply relieve pressure by letting oil out at other spots before placing a cap on the main leak. We would NOT shut down all offshore drilling, as that would ruin our economy and cost thousands of jobs, instead, we just let common sense take over.

Cleaning would also be done by local authorities and private interests, and the company responsible for this screw up should help in the clean-up, and those held responsible in both the government and said government are fired.
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Postby Ayla Taksidi » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:58 am

Investigate the best possible situation for the environment, and get to it for the preservation of the ecological systems of the environment as best as possible paying attention to long-term factors.

Of course, this is why we dont use oil.
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Postby Bafuria » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:59 am

We would nuke it.
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Postby Saurisia » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:00 pm

Oil Spill? Ha! Puny Human primitives, we don't have that problem, we use Fusion Power, my friend, so we don't have to worry about stuff like this!
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Postby Senestrum » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:06 pm

We'd drop a nuke down the tube in the first few days, soon enough for it to not be a major spill.
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Postby Grays Harbor » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:10 pm

We would clean up the oil, do what was required to help, and stop with the damned pointing of fingers.
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Postby Auremena » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:11 pm

Get a better FEMA. Don't accuse BP of blowing the rig up, have people ready to clean up right away, ect. Mostly, get a better FEMA.
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Postby Marshmellowstan » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:12 pm

Set up a series of devices to alter oceianic currents and make it go somewhere else!
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Postby Atheists Led by Chris » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:13 pm

We don't have to worry about trivial problems like that as fossil fuels are illegal in my nation.
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Postby Freelasio » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:14 pm

We don't rely on oil.....we don't use oil at all...but if we had to say we would quickly invent the oil droid within 3 days using our "superior enlightenment" and use them to suck up all the oil using special filters to block out any water but still sucking in the oil....even if water is smaller....water is a polar molecule while oil is not, we use a kind of filter that will block out all polar molecules but take in all non-polar molecules...
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Postby Kreanoltha » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:14 pm

We don't drill for oil anymore. We can just teleport it out. That said, oil is a boutique item anymore as most portable things now run on micro fusion reactors. The only people who use it anymore are car collectors.
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Postby George W Bush AOED » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:15 pm

I would blame Obama for the last 8 years.

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Postby Imeriata » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:16 pm

well the royal science advisory in cooperation with the royal internal affair advisory would attempt to solve the situation as best as they could and then force the royal merchant guild to pay (they could then either pay it or pass the cost to the corporation responsible).
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Postby Kalakda » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:16 pm

George W Bush AOED wrote:I would blame Obama for the last 8 years.


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Postby The North Papal States » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:16 pm

Well, we're a landlocked nation.

But if we weren't landlocked...we'd probably just ignore it. The company that caused the spill would probably have to find some way of skimming the oil from the surface, so it didn't just get wasted.

Honestly though, given the condition of our rivers, it'd probably react with something in a fantastically huge explosion,

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Postby Zonolia » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:18 pm

Well if the company was Zonolian it would be punished with death to the ones who caused it, but if it was forgien oil like a tanker that was not Zonlian lost it we'd clean it up trying to separate out the oil so we could us it. And of course our President would be like "Hells! YEAH! An ecological Distater!"
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Postby Bajireyn » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:21 pm

Kalakda wrote:Obviously our President would not play golf, attend rallies to support buddies, or just sit on his lazy butt doing nothing.


Anyway, we would respond immediately, get fire booms out, contain it, if the spill's similar to the one in the Gulf, we simply relieve pressure by letting oil out at other spots before placing a cap on the main leak. We would NOT shut down all offshore drilling, as that would ruin our economy and cost thousands of jobs, instead, we just let common sense take over.

Cleaning would also be done by local authorities and private interests, and the company responsible for this screw up should help in the clean-up, and those held responsible in both the government and said government are fired.


same exept we nuke the oil spill if it gets to big
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Postby Kreanoltha » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:23 pm

For the sake of debate, if this was 2103 AD and we still used oil for the most part, the company would clean it up and we'd all get on with our lives. Seriously, what does the government have to do with this?
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Postby Woldy » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:36 pm

Independant thinkers and Criminals will be permitted a week beach time in which they can clean up the spill.

If they do it before a week they may spend the remainder of the time sunbathing/sweeming/playing frisbee, but Barbecues would not be permitted.

If they fail in cleaning it up they would be replaced with the next batch of independant thinkers and criminals and (depending on performance) either be returned to their regional labour camp or disposed of.
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Postby Grittonia » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:44 pm

We would see if we could do anything with the oil-water. Probably, we would bottle it and sell it as a souvenir or something.
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Postby Woldy » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:49 pm

Grittonia wrote:We would see if we could do anything with the oil-water. Probably, we would bottle it and sell it as a souvenir or something.


I would like to purchase some oil water please.
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Postby Grittonia » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:50 pm

Woldy wrote:
Grittonia wrote:We would see if we could do anything with the oil-water. Probably, we would bottle it and sell it as a souvenir or something.


I would like to purchase some oil water please.


We might have some in some dusty storage. Grittonia usually has a few oil spills each decade, as we absolutely give nothing about the enviroment or safety-rules.
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Postby Woldy » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:53 pm

Sounds good. If it's cheaper than the gruel we feed our prisoners here then I'm all for it.

It probably has a better nutritional value anyway.
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Postby Pythria » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:53 pm

Woldy wrote:Independant thinkers and Criminals will be permitted a week beach time in which they can clean up the spill.

If they do it before a week they may spend the remainder of the time sunbathing/sweeming/playing frisbee, but Barbecues would not be permitted.

If they fail in cleaning it up they would be replaced with the next batch of independant thinkers and criminals and (depending on performance) either be returned to their regional labour camp or disposed of.

OOC: Independent thinking is a crime? Funny, considering your last post that I read said that smashing the establishment sounded appealing to you.
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