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Sections 311 and 312 MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET REQUIREMENTS (40 CFR 370)
"Our hazard evaluation has found this product to be hazardous. The product should be reported under the following indicated EPA hazard
X Immediate (Acute) Health Hazard
- Delayed (Chronic) Health Hazard
- Fire Hazard
- Sudden Release of Pressure Hazard
- Reactive Hazard"
Oh, and don't forget, Corexit has been illegal in the UK since 1998...
Originally posted by 5senses
reply to post by OuttaTime
This was my next step - to find out who was behind Nalco, so thanks. The more you discover, the more you discover. It's like a labyrinth...
Dr. Seth Forman calls the Environmental Protection Agency’s first round of results on the toxicity of oil dispersants “ridiculous.” The Tampa dermatologist says the agency did not take into account the long term effects these chemicals can have on people and wildlife.
“BP has pumped millions of gallons of COREXIT 9500 into the Gulf of Mexico,” says the Tampa dermatologist. “Some workers helping with the clean-up have gotten sick from over exposureto the chemicals. It is hard to know what effect it will have on people months down the road when more of the chemical starts washing ashore.”
The EPA tested eight oil dispersants, including the COREXIT 9500 being used now in the Gulf oil spill clean-up. Researchers say there is no evidence showing the chemicals are remaining in the water or sinking to the bottom. They also say COREXIT 9500 is the least toxic to small fish and shrimp (though the tests were only conducted in a lab and the chemicals were not combined with oil).
“What about the larger fish?” asks Dr. Forman, “Larger fish can easily ingest the chemical before it has time to biodegrade. The EPA hasn’t done any tests or warned people about that. Could this chemical taint our seafood?”
In addition to questions about the food supply, Dr. Forman also has concerns for those visiting Gulf beaches. He is telling his patients to be cautious. The Tampa dermatologist says you should thoroughly wash your skin after returning from the water. Also, if you notice any unusual rashes, he says you should contact your physician immediately.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. We’re seeing pods of whales and dolphins out in the oil, and lots of dead things. Things I’ve never seen before coming up from the deep…floating, dead.”
Elizabeth Grossman, quoting David Willman—experienced boat captain, Gulf of Mexico
The same folks who have been lying to us about the amount of oil gushing from the underwater wellhead, are not going to be truthful regarding how much Corexit has been used. A rough guesstimate would be around 2 million gallons, to date.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by DaMod
Your right that is a hideous crime against humanity, and nature they are allowing to go on daily!
Its ironic (of course the EPA is corrupt too and is just another way for the Government to capitalize on toxic use of chemicals) that the EPA is allowing this, and does not slap a court order on BP.
A Cease and Desist order would work just fine! Of course the Coast Guard which is part of The U.S. Military is doing the actual spraying. I find that suspect also, Evergreen would do a competent job I am sure, they do all day long every day somewhere.
Of course, I think someone has told them they WILL allow it. It is truly horrific!
“We’re more concerned about the dispersant and the dispersant mixed with oil–the dispersed oil, if you will–than we are about the crude oil itself.”
Tests conducted in recent months by[University of Southern Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health director John] Wise’s lab, using human cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage, which has been linked to cancer and reproductive problems
After two years the Gulf Coast is still damaged from the disaster. The waters are toxic. The tar balls can carry vibrio vulnificus. Do not not be fooled by the mainstream media