The Gulf of Mexico Burns

An inferno broke out Friday in the Gulf of Mexico, due to a “gas leak” from Pemex’s Ku Maloob Zaap underwater Oil Pipeline. After a grueling five hours spraying the flames with liquid nitrogen from surrounding ships, the fire was extinguished.

Angel Carrizales, head of Mexico’s Oil Safety Regulator ASEA, wrote on Twitter that the incident “did not generate any spill,” though did not disclose the cause for the burning ocean. Unsurprisingly, Pemex has a long trail of corruption, and workplace incidents.

The company has avoided major details and further information. Another incident highlighting the corruption that those in power are so quick to cover up. What happens in The Gulf of Mexico directly effects the United States. The details and videos of the incident may be limited, but it shows the company’s negligence and lack of responsibility surrounding the “event that did not generate any spill”. What other incidents like these have been covered up?

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