from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A general cleaning.
- noun In gold-mining:
- noun The operation of separating and saving the gold and amalgam after the auriferous rock or gravel has been for a certain length of time through the sluices or under the stamps.
- noun The gold obtained at a given time by the above process.
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However, Haugen does support what she calls a clean-up bill sponsored by Sen. Randi Becker of Eatonville.
TOKYO—Japan expects to bring the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under control sooner than previously foreseen, government officials said Tuesday, although new problems over the radioactive water in the unit basements will complicate longer-term clean-up efforts.
– These guys are going to "Exxon-Valdez" this clean-up, too!!!
And BP should be forced to pay for all clean-up costs.
And BP is going to pull the plug on any PR clean-up in a relatively short period of time.
All three officials repeatedly emphasized that BP, the oil giant that owns the destroyed rig, is legally responsible for spill and clean-up efforts.
How could the US regulate the clean-up of another country?
Maybe the Palin "Spill, Baby, Spill" crowd can help in the clean-up.
Who would pay for that country's clean-up impacting OUR shores?
Why is the US Military being used as a OIL industry clean-up crew?