posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 11:07 AM
I have been in contact with CloudsintheSky over this weekend. They are getting results back, but the results are trickling in, they have raised new
questions, the University Lab Scientist suffered a heart-attack during the testing, the students lost some important data that had to be redone, etc.,
etc. I have seen the emails back and forth from the University that verifies all of this information is factual, it is not excuses. As many of you
know, it was difficult in the first place to even find a lab that wasn't under contract with BP and had the sensitive equipment to verify Corexit.
Clouds and Pax kind of got around that hurdle by organizing the double blind study so the lab would not be breaking any confidentiality agreements.
Now, with all of that said, the results have been interesting. I have only see a couple of results come back, so please don't hold me to this, but
from what Clouds sent me regarding my sample, apparently there are the markers for dispersant use, although it didn't say conclusively yet for
Corexit (that may be coming later). There were also other interesting chemical contaminants not related to the oil spill, but very interesting and
surprising none the less.
I don't want to steal any thunder, or post anything incorrectly, so I will leave it at that for now. I just wanted to get something up here
verifying that Clouds and Pax have had many hoops and setbacks in dealing with this, but they are continually working at it, and they are getting
interesting results that have made the endeavor worthwhile. They have also amassed considerable expense beyond just their time. If I were them I
would be seeking donations, but they haven't so far.
I hope that helps everyone. I know their time estimates have come and gone a couple of times, and I know this thread has died off a couple of times,
but their efforts have not stopped. Clouds forwarded me many of the communications back and forth with the University, so that I could see how things
were being delayed. I can vouch for their efforts, and the truth of their problems and delays.