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Instead of cleaning up the unprecedented catastrophe created by the Cartel’s mega-corporations (Halliburton, Transocean, and British Petroleum), these very same companies seem to be purposely killing our Gulf of Mexico, under the pretense of cleaning it up, with a chemical dispersant by the trade name of Corexit.
Citing worries about a fragile coastal environment, the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday gave the giant energy company BP 24 hours to select a less toxic chemical than the one that it is now using to break up crude oil gushing from a ruined well in the Gulf of Mexico.
After submitting a list of one or more alternatives to the agency, the company would then have 72 hours to start using one of them.
At yesterday’s hearing on the BP Disaster, Peter DeFazio and Jerrold Nadler hammered BP America President Lamar McKay on the relative toxicity and efficacy of the dispersant Corexit as compared to some other dispersants. They pointed out that Corexit is one of the most toxic of the approved dispersants and is not as effective as others.
It is my understanding that the main dispersants applied so far are from a product line called Corexit, some of which had their approval rescinded in Britain more than a decade ago, because laboratory tests found them harmful to sea life that inhabits rocky shores.
Originally posted by SWCCFAN
Dead birds, sea turtles, fish, and marine mammals. All have no signs of oil contamination so what does that tell us? Something is indeed killing off wildlife at a higher rate than normal.
Any guesses to what it is?
[edit on 20-5-2010 by SWCCFAN]
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USFilter and Ondeo Nalco enter into a strategic partnership providing equipment, chemicals and service to industrial customers.
The Blackstone Group, Apollo Management L. P. and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners buy Ondeo Nalco
Originally posted by jrod
I'm surprised this thread has so few post, it is like no one cares or comprehends what is going on out there. I'm off the grid and do not know how landlocked America feels. We in Florida are sick to our stomachs and feel powerless. It is truly unbelievable to what is continuing to happen out there.
Originally posted by super genius
seafood is gross anyway
i dotn care about teh gulf of whatever it is, as long as its not near me.