Date: 19 Apr 99 02:22:19 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul) Organization: MindSpring Enterprises References: 1 2
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Thanks for the answers, fellows! I assumed they dumped the fuel but I didn't think of the weight stress scenario. I recall reading that dumped fuel on the ocean evaporates rather quickly and does minimal ecologicl damage. I guess 400,000 lbs. of fuel is a mere drop in the bucket of the ocean. On the other hand it can't do much good but there doesn't seem to be any alternative under the circumstances.