27 January 11

Don't Stick Your Face in a Pit

golden gate bridge, pen and ink … is my take-home piece of advice after three days of HAZWOPER training in Marin. Oh, and don’t forget to drink water but wait till you get out of the hot zone.

The hot zone: contaminated area. Worst stealth baddie: Hydrogen sulphide, because although the smell is unmistakeable, your olfactory nerve gets tired fast and you can’t smell it any more which is when it can kill you. Ugh.

Back to the fog, which is now so thick you can’t see more than about 20 yards in front of you….

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26 November 07

More Birds In

Mystery spill in Santa Cruz. A hundred more birds.

And they’d begun taking pools down…

Another fifty or so birds are going to be released today, though. An oiled snowy plover was released yesterday.

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