Disastrous Australian oil leak plugged

This video from Australia says about itself:

Oil spill from leaking oil rig off West Australian coast in whale migration route since August

From the Green party in Australia:

Greens welcome end to oil leak

Media Release | Spokesperson Rachel Siewert

Tuesday 3rd November 2009, 8:53pm

The Australian Greens have welcomed the plugging this afternoon of a leak from the Montara wellhead in the Timor Sea, 10-and-a-half weeks since the spill began on Friday 21 August.

This disaster has caused untold damage to the marine environment and has left a legacy that will need to be dealt with long into the future,” Greens Spokesperson on Marine Issues, Senator Rachel Siewert said.

“We expect the Federal Government to immediately announce the commencement of a full, independent, judicial inquiry into this incident, to be conducted at arm’s length from both the Government and the company.

“The Greens have been calling for such an inquiry since the start of this incident. It now needs to start immediately.”

For more information or media inquiries, please call Eloise Dortch on 0415 507 763

Leak from Deep-Water Rig Has Released an Estimated 9 Million Gallons of Fuel; Bad News for the “Drill, Baby Drill” Crowd? Here.

Throughout the oil spill crisis, the Rudd government has been preoccupied with protecting the image and profits of the multi-billion dollar offshore drilling industry: here.

USA: Louisiana Copes With Oil Spill, High Winds, Flooding: here.

Toxic shipwreck an ecological disaster for southern Madagascar: here.

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