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Originally posted by morrr
Everyone must know "in their heart of hearts" that the use of corexit is a disaster.
It is also symbolic of the faulty corporate mentality that is dictating all our lives.
Within the corporate mentality is "sabotoging" - it is a normal everyday weapon. And should not be discounted given Halliburton's presence on the rig prior to the explosion.
A company used to gaining no bid contracts in the business of war.
Originally posted by trolleleet
The sad part is that there's enough poor people out there who would gladly take this job for 7.50$/hour.
As residents in South Louisiana continue to see their livelihoods held hostage to BP's failed efforts to plug the oil leak on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, they are also growing increasingly anxious about the broader health hazards posed by the oil spill and efforts to contain it. BP has been using toxic chemical dispersants to break up the oil in Gulf waters — and cleanup workers are falling ill on the job, with nine of them so far needing to be hospitalized.
So far, BP officials have resisted taking certain precautionary measures to safeguard the workers from exposure to environmental hazards on the job. Some critics of the oil giant have suggested that BP officials don't want images of masked cleanup workers in the Gulf flooding the nightly news — which would be a potent visual suggestion that the waters are becoming too toxic for direct human contact. But BP spokespeople continue to insist that air quality in the region of the spill is fine and that cleanup workers don't need to wear masks.
"We haven't provided respirators or masks because all the environmental data shows the air is safe," BP spokesman Graham MacEwen told Yahoo! News. - news.yahoo.com...
Originally posted by Oneolddude
More Americans will die this year at the hands of a illegal criminals from Mexico than from the effects of this incident...
Roughly five million liters of dispersants have now been used to break up the oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, making this the largest use of such chemicals in U.S. history.
If it continues for 10 months, as long as Mexico's Ixtoc 1 blowout in 1979 in the same region, the Macondo well disaster has a good chance of achieving the largest global use of these chemicals, surpassing 10 million liters. - www.scientificamerican.com...