Introduction to Operation OASIS

The massive waste water problem that currently pollutes our bathing waters costing £billions to process throughout the world can be used to irrigate and reforest desert coastlines to induce rainfall.

Our aim is to use the return ballast capacity of super crude carriers which currently transport sea water half way around the world at great financial and environmental cost. This ballast is discharged into the sea, often introducing invasive marine species which affects the stability of indigenous species of flora and fauna.

The E.U. is legislating against this practice and tanker operators will be forced to seek an alternative.

Operation OASIS offers an exciting opportunity for ballast water. Transporting treated waste water to irrigate and reforest arid coastlines to induce rainfall has to be the way forward.

One tanker loaded with 300000 cubic meters of treated waste water would support 57 hectares of forest for a whole year.

Reclaiming deserts to enable people to feed themselves and grow great forests will offset the carbon emissions from shipping.

With global food shortages upon us we are already feeling the strain on our pockets in the developed world and renewable resources are in rapid decline. Drought is affecting all major food producing countries and wells are running dry. Water scarcity poses major problems for us and our children. We need to act fast in order to avert a major global catastrophe.

When the mighty river Amazon dries up and it's fish stocks die it is time to take stock on how we manage our fragile environment. For more detailed information visit our website and forum at:

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Underground water supplies contaminated by oil lakes

Underground water supplies contaminated by oil lakes
Underground water supplies in Kuwait are being contaminated by oil lakes, according to a prominent environmentalist. Dr Fatima Al-Abdali, of the Environmental and Earth Sciences Division of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research said that Kuwait's oil lakes are slowly seeping back into the top soil and now pose a serious threat to underground water reserves.
She said "Experts from KISR, conducting experiments at certain locations in Kuwait have confirmed that oil has been recorded at a depth of two metres into the soil."
Some experts fear this contamination may result in an increase in certain types of cancers over the next fifteen to thirty years.
There are 205 oil lakes in Kuwait, most resulting from the Iraqi invasion. Most of the oil has now been pumped out but the remainder cannot be removed. Another fear is that the dust storms which blow across Kuwait throughout the year will move oily dust particles towards residential areas, posing dangers to health.
Dr Al-Abdali said that oil sediments mixed with dust can be very toxic to humans. She called for more research to check whether there has been a rise in skin diseases and breathing difficulties in Kuwait, since the occupation, because it is too wide and overwhelming", she said "That botanical studies have shown that plants whose roots were blackened by leaking oil can no longer support growth. Other studies show psychological stress affects peoples immune systems suggesting that those who stayed in Kuwait during the occupation may be most affected by health problems. She believes that fish resources have not been endangered.

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