posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 01:35 AM
Originally posted by AllTiedTogether
I get where your going with this Chad, but you fail to see the logic in it. You are expecting a statement from someone who services fuel for aircraft
to tell us he gets fuel on his hands and then we decide if its possible or not.
It's quite logical actually, minor fuel spills are quite common it seems, so there is a very good chance that there will be contact on many people at
many airports all over the world.
First of all, you'll need lots of scientific evidence before you can use that as proof... How many hours has he been expose, has there been any
accident reports filed on it? He should be wearing gloves for one thing... so his failure to do so would probably work against this... Come to think
of it I think most fuel service people, even those that fuel homes tend to wear gloves to prevent this. I'm not disputing the fact that maybe this
didn't happen but just because you have someone having touched the fuel doesn't mean that something will automatically happen and if it doesn't
happen then he didn't touch it. Not sound logic to me... Now if you have multiple sources then that would possibly prove the point if they were
shown to be within reason. I mean they don't play in this stuff.
Scientific evidence of what? Fuel spills?
Why doesn't the OP provide scientific evidence of his theory?
Everything he's used as evidence has been easily explained as normal by several different people.
As for my theory, you want multiple sources of fuel spills?
Jet fuel spills at Sea-Tac airport
About 2,400 gallons of jet fuel spilled from a plane at Sea-Tac Airport when mechanics broke a valve on the plane's wing.
Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said the mechanics were working on a Hawaiian Airlines 757 at Gate B-5 around 2 a.m. when the valve on the left wing
was damaged, leading to the fuel spill.
During refueling or maintenance, spills of five or 10 gallons can occur, but a fuel spill of this size is atypical, Cooper said.
"It was a pretty significant spill," he said.
10 Thousand Gallons of Jet Fuel Spills At Sioux Falls Airport
Airport fuel spill contaminates water
Aviation officials in Sioux Falls spent most of the day cleaning up after a massive spill of jet fuel overnight. It happened at the fuel tank farm
located north of the airport terminal. It happened because an employee forgot and left a fuel valve open.
Up to 1,5-million litres of jet fuel worth about R8-million have gushed out of a faulty pipe at OR Tambo International Airport, contaminating
groundwater and killing off fish and birdlife.
Tuesday's spillage was the second in two months and the third since last year.
I could go on but you get the idea I hope.
Your reasoning does not explain away the OP proof but yet shows the level of distraction that comes from the opposite side of the camp.
My reasoning is that there are a lot of people who will come in direct contact with the fuel before it ends up in the plane. So it IS logical to
explore that avenue, I'm sorry if you don't believe it should be explored, but a logical thinking person would.
Yes he is fine and is able to type and read your text and pump fuel. Without knowing the exact nature of the chemical mixture that is being applied
to the fuel we will never know how these sicknesses occur. The spraying from the aircraft could be linked with what the person eats or drinks or be
linked to vaccines. It could be multiple aircraft spraying different chemicals that react when mixed in the atmosphere.
The OP left little for questions as to proof as it was well documented and now it appears some are grasping for anything to lesson the proof.
Not gonna happen...
That's the problem with this whole theroy, we do know the exact nature of the fuel, and there are methods to test the fuel at any stage as well.
Such as this product:
HY-LiTE® Jet A1 Fuel Test
For rapid detection of microbiological contamination
in jet fuel tanks and distribution systems
Microbiological contamination in fuel and fuel systems can lead to operational problems (e.g. clogging of fuel
filters/fuel lines, corrosion of tank linings/walls), as well as compromising the fuel quality itself (acidity/corrosivity and water separability).
Good “house-keeping” (including regular draining of water from wing-tanks) will reduce the risk of heavy
contamination levels, but IATA additionally recommends testing all wing tanks for microbiological
contamination at least every 12 months (more frequently for high risk operations like tropical climate/short haul flights) and treatment of any
heavily contaminated tanks by biocide and/or cleaning.
Or you can get it tested in a lab, like this place:
Honestly, there's nothing stopping a discerning person who has access to jet fuel to get it tested is there?
[edit on 25-3-2009 by Chadwickus]