posted on Aug, 30 2010 @ 02:29 PM
Todays www.truthout.org article says there is proof of oil contamination in the Mississippi Sound. The area was opened for shrimp trawling
8/06/10. The samples were collected by dropping absorbant pads to a depth of 8 ft. There are photos of the pads embedded in the article w/a complete
discription of how the samples were collected. It was too long to be added to this comment.
Jonathan Henderson, with the nonprofit environmental group, Gulf Restoration Network, was on board to witness the sampling. "I can verify that the
shrimp boat captain retrieved what appeared to be an oily residue," Henderson told Truthout. "My suspicion is that it was oil. It felt like oil to
the touch, and it smelled like oil when you sniffed it." www.truthout.org
In the article one of the shrimpers said something about people swimming in the area. I don't know specifics regarding oil/disperents as far as
contamination or how long it might take for that contamination to cause issues in those exposed to it.
Generally speaking the effects of any contaminate can be immediate, or take decades to present. Look how long it took for symptoms to present in those
working in the area of the towers post 9/11. They were told the air was just fine & did not present a threat. We are seeing the same thing happening
in the GOM.
You couldn't drag me into the waters in the GOM. I would stand between any of my loved ones and that water. I know the tourist trade has taken a
hard hit and I'm sorry for that. BP can't make that right & that is heart breaking.
Our towns economy is based on the aircraft industry going back to WWWII. We know every job lost here also causes 4 other support jobs lost. The
unemployed don't go out to dinner or buy cars.
To those living in coastal areas, I'm sorry. I'm sorry you've lost your way of life. I'm sorry your kids are getting sick. I'm sorry you, & all
of us, are being lied to every time someone blinks. ( At this point I suspect the very air we breathe. ) I'm sorry this can never be made right.
I promise I won't go on another rant...Never mind, I can't promise that.
[edit on 30-8-2010 by kno22]