The Adriatic sea is a small enclosed sea, more like a large bay. While there are some platforms in the north and on the Italian side, the unique currents have kept the Croatian coastline relatively free from pollutants. However, new initiatives into drilling are not only happening in Croatia, but also include in Montenegro, Italy, Albania and other countries in the region. More drilling means more pollution and poses an even greater risk to the marine life, surrounding environments and human health.
Flaring is the burning of natural gas that cannot be processed or sold, releasing emissions into the atmosphere. Pollutants released are those associated with fuel combustion, including, carbon monoxide, coarse particulate matter, fine particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and lead.
Cutting piles, small pieces of rocks from the drilling process, are carried to the surface combined with the chemicals used for extraction and lubrication. The cuttings are discharged to the seabed, re-injected into a well or taken ashore for treatment and disposal.
Blowouts are more frequent during the initial phases of well construction, when preventative measures are not in place.
Blowouts occur as consequence of equipment failure, personnel mistakes or extreme natural impact.
Most harmful accidents due to the nature of the materials being transported and the effects on the environment.Frequently occurring in proximity to the coast. The spillage might be slow or fast, sometimes lasting for months
The most dangerous type of accident can also be linked to a blowout or leakage.
It's impossible to determine the volume of leakage and may continue until the well is depleted.
Tourism is a 9 billion euro annual industry, making up more than 20% of Croatia's GPD. Visitors come for the pristine water quality that accounts for some of the world's most unique ecological tourism. A single spill would devastating.
Croatia will only see approximately 10% of the profits of exploitation, and most jobs and equipment needs will be filled by other EU nations who have an experienced workforce and abundant equipment as the industry continues to experience a downtown and North Sea production slows.
There are dozens of marine protected areas in the Adriatic, designed to protect the sea's karst habitats and biodiversity.
There are more than 7,000 species are identified as native to the Adriatic, many of them endemic, rare and threatened ones.
Semi-closed configuration traps and concentrates the pollutants, while the currents push them up towards the north.
Calm atmosphere, calm waters are a detriment to the dispersal of the leaking contaminate and the chemicals used to 'clean' them when oil spills happen.
Seismic activityAn unbroken zone of increased seismic activity borders the Adriatic Sea. An active 200-kilometre (120 miles) fault has been identified to the northwest of Dubrovnik, adding to the Dalmatian islands as the Eurasian Plate slides over the Adriatic microplate.
The damage from spills are magnified by the lack a speedy response.Frequently occurring in proximity to the coast. The spillage might be slow or fast, sometimes lasting for months
Croatia has a dated response plan (2008), no monitoring, no cleanup equipment, no risk assessments and no environmental impact statements.
Petitions against oil drilling in the Adriatic Sea
Because Croatian sea (and coast with islands) is the most beautiful and the only preserved one in Europe. The rest has been destroyed by greedy over-development. Because drilling in what is effectively a big bay is an ecological disaster waiting to happen. Because once the damage is done it cannot be undone. All of the maligned previous governments and regimes managed to keep the coast and the sea clean and preserved the heritage. The resulting tourist industry serves Europe and wider world, and practically feeds the nation. This is a sellout of national jewels for a very questionable price. A resulting ecological and economical disaster is very real. Oil and Gas drilling in the Croatian Adriatic Sea should not be allowed to happen.
More je jedino što nam još političari nisu prodali. Kažu a i složio bih se da u Europi imamo jedno od najlijepših mora, stoga čemu to uništavati. Iskreno mišelje je moja da nametnik zvan homosapiens več previše iskorištava zalihe energije unutar zemlje.
It is quite obvious that this is not a project for the interest of croatian people or the nature, but strictly a monetary power-play.
More ne pripada samo ljudima nego svim vrstama koje u njemu žive. U Jadranskom moru žive i dupini a oni su jedna od najinteligentnijih vrsta životinja. Ljudi nemaju pravo uništiti njihovo stanište zbog nafte koja ionako nije dugoročan izvor energije. Treba razvijati solarnu energiju.
The sea does not only belong to humans but to all species that live in it. Dolphins live in the Adriatic sea and they are one of the most intelligent animal species. Humans have no right to destroy their habitat due to oil which is not a long-term source of energy anyway. It is necessary to develop solar energy.
CHIEF SEATTLE: 1855
"Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing, and every humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people.
Continue to contaminate your bed, and you will one night suffocate in your own waste."
Ne možemo imati nacionalne parkove i parkove prirode uz naftne bušotine. .jednostavno ne ide zajedno..niti želim da država uništi turizam radi nečijeg profita..jer svi znamo da ti novci ne bi završili u državnoj blagajni. ..
This is important to all of us not just me beacuse no profit will benefit the citizens of croatia and there will be no beautiful coast and clean seas and we as a tourist country can't allow that kind of progress
..this shi* is wrong on so many levels.. strongly against it!!