As I sit to write about the great outdoors and the beautiful summer upon us, I can’t go outside.
Because there was a collision in the Houston ship channel last night that released 25 000 barrels of a petroleum product into the waters of Galveston Bay. By the time you read this, it may be a distant memory but when will we all realize it’s time to change our ways?
This particular leak involved Reformate a light, floatable and quickly evaporating product that spread a pungent odor over a large geographic area. It is colorless, flammable, toxic to marine life and a known human carcinogen but you won’t read that in the news. While it is often used for high octane fuels, it is also a raw material for plastic and plastic is fast becoming a planet-killer. With the odor still in the air, I am more awake than ever about my environmental choices and, today, I ask you about yours.
I've included some incredibly informative article links in the full blog (and all photos references).