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Corexit and the Rain
Russian scientists spoke of the millions of gallons of a dispersing agent called Corexit 9500 which is poisoning the Gulf entirely. The acute toxicity of this chemical is deadly to all life not only the animals.
Here is an excerpt from the Abstract on Corexit 9500, Corexit 9527 and Corexit 9580: Basically what it says is that it kills anything that is living.
BP Oil has refused to stop using this deadly chemical and Russian scientists have predicted dthat the 2.61 ppm toxicity will become gasses that will be absorbed into the atmosphere, be absorbed into clouds, and then rain will contain this toxin and spread all over North America.
27 May 2010
Does crude oil evaporate?
It seems some kinds do evaporate BUT according to the US Environmental Protection Agency "these classifications are dynamic for spilled oils; weather conditions and water temperature greatly influence the behavior of oil and refined petroleum products in the environment. For example, as volatiles evaporate from a Class B oil, it may become a Class C oil.". Evaporation is not necessarily a good thing.
And a kind of crude that evaporates easily also "penetrate porous surfaces such as dirt and sand, and may be persistent in such a matrix" and "may be highly toxic to humans, fish, and other biota."