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cliftyhanger

posted on 28/1/16 at 11:40 AM Reply With Quote
Sperm Whales

OK, I have seen a few bits about this, and it is a sad end for them. However, can anybody explain why on earth they were loaded up onto lorries to be disposed of in landfill??
Surely, it would be far far better to tow them out to sea and somehow dispose of them? I would have though a few explosive charges would have them in enough bits not to cause a nuisance? Or have I missed something?

One thing I am very glad of. I dont live near the landfill sites they are going to!

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sprintB+

posted on 28/1/16 at 12:30 PM Reply With Quote
Could have fed some eskimo's, landfill? what a waste.
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SteveWalker

posted on 28/1/16 at 12:42 PM Reply With Quote
It'll all be down to some ridiculous waste regulations. Whale dies at sea and eventually sinks to the bottom OK, whale dies on beach or is washed up after dying and it will suddenly be legally defined as "waste" and cannot be dumped at sea. Regulations don't generally have room for common sense.
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loggyboy

posted on 28/1/16 at 01:28 PM Reply With Quote
but surely the regulations would be set by local council, so they could simply make an exception.
Sounds fecking stupid.






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posted on 28/1/16 at 02:01 PM Reply With Quote
That was my first thought, tow them well off shore, attach a charge, blow them to bits, let them sink and feed the crabs, etc.....They are going to stink to high heaven in a land fill......
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cliftyhanger

posted on 28/1/16 at 03:14 PM Reply With Quote
Here is the reason why they didn't blow it up in situ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vmnq5dBF7Y

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sprintB+

posted on 28/1/16 at 03:28 PM Reply With Quote
Bloody yanks
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Ivan

posted on 28/1/16 at 03:50 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cliftyhanger
Here is the reason why they didn't blow it up in situ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vmnq5dBF7Y


OT I know but this takes me back to my early twenties when I was a trainee on a construction site - they had to blow up a great big rock to make space for a water treatment plant - when ready to blow it up I went and stood about 100 meters away and everybody mocked me as being chicken - anyway it blew and the bits of rock climbed into the air and everybody nearer started running - where I was 1 cubic inch sized rocks rained down, where the blaster with his plunger was the rocks were bigger than 1 cubic foot.

Believe it or not, not a single person was hit by rocks.

The up side of it all was that they hardly had to clear any rock out of the hole The down side was they had to replace the roof of the old treatment plant near where I stood as it was full of holes.

The moral of the story is never trust a blaster.

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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 28/1/16 at 04:34 PM Reply With Quote
Very strange but isn't there landfill nearer to where they where found there coming to Oxfordshire !!!!
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sprintB+

posted on 28/1/16 at 04:43 PM Reply With Quote
Is there a post mortem? Wonder why they do that? How about cat food?
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morcus

posted on 28/1/16 at 08:47 PM Reply With Quote
I thought it was something to do with the rules on whaling and what you can do with Whales.

I would imagine if you dumped them in the North sea they just comeback (Or wash up in the Netherlands) so it might be cheaper to bury them in landfill.





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balidey

posted on 28/1/16 at 09:29 PM Reply With Quote
First they need to know how many tonnes they are and for that you have to take them to.....

A whale weigh station.







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scudderfish

posted on 28/1/16 at 09:32 PM Reply With Quote

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twybrow

posted on 28/1/16 at 09:35 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by balidey
First they need to know how many tonnes they are and for that you have to take them to.....

A whale weigh station.




Sorry, I thought it would be a killer, as it really came out of the blue. In the end I thought, just what was the porpoise of that?

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Simon

posted on 28/1/16 at 10:00 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cliftyhanger
Surely, it would be far far better to tow them out to sea and somehow dispose of them?



Excuse my cynicism, but it's the civil service - which explains everything.

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02GF74

posted on 29/1/16 at 10:05 PM Reply With Quote
Its been and done so stop blubbering about it.





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