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I have been a Chemistry student at FSU, and I currently work for the state in the Department of Revenue. I also belong to a network of people, and we have coordinated to collect rainwater samples from across the Gulf Coast, Texas, The Midwest, and the South. So far, we have not found any labs that were able or willing to check for DOSS (Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate Sodium Salt). That chemical would be a telltale sign of Corexit in the rainwater. In addition, we would like to see tests for PAH's (polyaromatic hydrocarbons) to see if components from the oil spill are being carried by the rainwater.
Are either of you interested in receiving rainwater samples, or do you have Grad Students that might be interested, or do you have suggestions on where to get these samples tested without paying exorbitant fees to a private lab?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions you may have!!
Scott [last name deleted]
[private email deleted]
[phone number deleted]
Originally posted by ttatw
Seesfar, I agree. What would help (me at least) is if a mod here would start or oversee a fact thread. Either just the mods could post, or anyone could post but the mods would keep a close eye on it to make sure it's "just the facts." They could copy relevant posts or sections of them from other threads. Then we'd have a concise reference to refer to. It would not be for discussion. That could be done in other threads and the mod could update or remove a previously posted "fact" as necessary. It would not need to be 100% certain, maybe 90% probable, then correct if needed. A source reference should be included in most cases (could be personal observation of the conditions onsite).
[edit on 8-7-2010 by ttatw]
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by SeesFar
Tallahassee, Florida. 15 miles from the coast.
RainWater was perfectly clear and tasty on June 30th, whenever a frontal system moved through from North to South. That frontal system stalled off the coast and became a low pressure system and brought rain back up South to North on July 1st and 2nd. That rain had the bitterness and yellow color. Same storm, different water source, different results. Seems pretty significant!
[edit on 8-7-2010 by getreadyalready]