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Dead Sea Worker Exposes Environmental Disaster Through Film

Dead Sea Worker Exposes Environmental Disaster Through Film

Green Prophet Guest | August 22nd, 2010

The BP workers from the Gulf of Mexico kept quiet about the foreboding well disaster for years until the Deepwater Horizon burst and became North America’s largest ecological catastrophe ever. To most of us, that’s a sad story, but not all that relevant.

My name is Solomon Isaac Goodman. I grew up on the ocean and I’ve spent most of my life sailing around the world. Four years ago I was hired as a captain on the Dead Sea. I had sailed the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Med and the Red, had crossed canals like the Suez and Panama, and sailed through hurricanes, but nothing prepared me for what I was going to find out about the Dead Sea.

Scathing salts

A week into the job, I sailed across Evaporation Pond #7 at 05:14 am to pick up a crew member, and I felt as if I was crossing the river styx. I had been familiar with the Dead Sea for most of my life, but didn’t realize what was going on there. Soon, I began to see how things are 415 meters below sea level.

The Dead Sea was, in its better years, a large basin running for nearly 70 kilometers from southeast of Jericho to the tip of Mount Sodom. Today, the real size of the Sea is only half of that, with the entire southern part being dammed off to create evaporation ponds.

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