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North America faces years of toxic oil rain from BP oil spill chemical dispersants

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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Not sure of the veracity of this, but if ANY of it is a possibility, then this is quite disturbing and alarming.

One thing is for certain, the amount of death and destruction from this to life and our ecosystem is beyond horrific.

I only hope that what is outlined in this article is not true, otherwise we may have just SCRAPED the surface of what's to come in the potential suffering and tradgedies...


BP’s oil spill-fighting dispersant of choice is Corexit 9500. It has been banned in Europe for good reason. Corexit 9500 is one of the most environmentally enduring, toxic chemical dispersants ever created to battle an oil spill. Add to that the millions of gallons of oil that have been burned, releasing even more toxins into the atmosphere, and you have a recipe for something much worse than acid rain.

Oil in the environment is toxic at 11 PPM (parts per million). Corexit 9500 is toxic at only 2.61 PPM. But Corexit 9500 has another precarious characteristic; it’s reaction to warm water.

As the water in the Gulf of Mexico heats up, Corexit 9500 goes through a molecular transition. It changes from a liquid to a gas, which is readily absorbed by clouds and released as toxic rain. The chemical-laden rain then falls on crops, reservoirs, animals and of course, people.


Full Article:

www.examiner.com...




posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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Just imagine if you were a real estate agent trying to sell coastal property. "We have a nice condo here overlooking the er, um, oil spill."

"Plenty of fresh sea air, here's your free gas mask for those off days."



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 10:50 AM
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Yeah, it turns into acid rain.

Well at-least gasoline does it if is absorbed.

Who know what kind of weird rain we will see now.

Definitely not going to be fun.

Don't forget the hazmat suits.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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This Earth has endured much more worse things than acid rain just by it's own environmental changes throughout history.
There's really nothing we can do to stop what's coming.
But:
Imagine how many toxins are released when a volcano erupts.

I know this is a huge problem, and I see devastation coming, but I can only conclude that we should be prepared to survive regardless...

That's what the survival forum is for.






posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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From OP:
As the water in the Gulf of Mexico heats up, Corexit 9500 goes through a molecular transition. It changes from a liquid to a gas, which is readily absorbed by clouds and released as toxic rain. The chemical-laden rain then falls on crops, reservoirs, animals and of course, people.

I hope the gas that forms in the clouds is not combustable! Otherwise when the lightning strikes we may have exploding clouds.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 12:03 PM
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Check out Maryann Tobin, the author of the article which is the basis for the OP. She is an editor in charge of "political spi for the Examiner". Yeah, spin, another word for lies told with a certain sheen of "truthiness." She gives no source for her claim of a "molecular transformation." Nothing in the molecules change or are transformed. The compound goes through a simple "phase change" as do all compounds that can evaporate. The molecules don't really change unlike as with acid rain where a sulphur oxide SOx(usually sulphur Dioxide SO2 actually combines with water vapor H2O to make H2SO4 or sulphuric acid in solution.
"Spin" ignores science as being inconvenient. At least she is honest in self-identifying her agenda.




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