Chevron issues what is undoubtedly one of the worst apologies in the history of terrible apologies, in the form of an expiring coupon for a large pizza and a two-liter, after a fracking-related explosion:
When the tiny town of Bobtown, Pa. was stirred by an explosion at a nearby Chevron fracking site last week, residents feared toxic chemicals were being released into the air as a fire raged for five days.
The Feb. 11 explosion was so intense that it shook the ground in Bobtown and left Ian McKee, a contractor working at the well, missing and presumed dead, says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
That sounds bad, of course, but nothing says apologetic and “responsible member of this community” like the Special Combo at Bobtown Pizza.
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The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing rod the motion of the paint.