Robert M Naman + Corexit = x
I live reasonably near the Swimming-Pool-Corexit-Contamination incident in Homosassa FL. I'd like to be confident in knowing what was actually in
Much of this seems to be about the mystery that is Chemist Bob Naman.
I don't even know if the mystery is his doing, it could all be generated by blogs and forums. Here's what I found.
Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory Inc. PO Box 161198
Google Location Page w/ Street View
Been around since late 1980s. Robert M Naman President
In this PDF
, ACT contributes 2 pages. At the end of the 2, Naman lists himself as a Fellow at the American Institute of
Chemists. I can't confirm/deny, that he was.
In This Daily Finance Article
(8/26/2010) Robert Naman is quoted as saying:
This ZeroHedge Blog
A more likely explanation, Naman asserts, is that BP is still spraying Corexit 9527 in the Gulf. In addition to the 2-butyoxyethanol that he's found
in the water, he also found large barrels of the chemical on Dauphin Island, Ala. "I didn't see evidence of it being sprayed," he emphasizes. "But
I saw evidence of it being left there."
(8/25/2010) quotes Naman as saying:
Naman further said he saw mercenaries dressed in all black fatigues, using gps coordinates, applying Corexit 9527 at Dauphin Island and at Bayou La
Batre, Alabama. The mercenaries were "Blackwater"-type mercenaries, and Naman assumed they must have been hired either by BP or the government.
Naman also told me that Corexit 9527 is being sprayed at night, and that it is being applied in such a haphazard manner that undiluted 9527 is running
onto beach sand.
But that above blog seems to mirror this Washington's
Blog that (I think) conducted the Actual Interview with Naman.
It doesn't mention the any Blackwater anything.
Someone could compare the two; I might be missing something.
Then this Alexander Higgins Blog
claims Naman told them BP threatened him, but didn't follow up on that at all.
Lastly there is this Enviro-Net News
story from 1999 that reports Naman's Lab was fined 2x in 98/99 for HazMat
In one of the largest penalties ever levied in Alabama against an environmental consulting firm, the state Department of Environmental Management
ordered a Mobile laboratory to pay $45,500 to settle a claim the lab mishandled contaminated groundwater.
This is the second time in two years that the firm, Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory Inc., has been fined after being accused of hazardous waste
violations. In January 1998, ADEM fined the company $35,000 after regulators determined workers had mishandled contaminated soil from a former Prim
Dry Cleaning and Laundry site.
This time, ADEM contends that ACT improperly disposed of hazardous waste from monitoring wells at the Saraland Shopping Center, according to a consent
order issued by the agency and signed by the laboratory's president. Agency officials said they found discrepancies while reviewing documents
pertaining to work performed by ACT at the shopping center in late 1997 and 1998.
Regulators contend that 100 to 200 gallons of groundwater, which was contaminated with the toxic solvent perchloroethylene, was discharged back into
monitoring wells by ACT Labs personnel when it should have been disposed of off site as hazardous waste.
The company insists it did nothing wrong and is being unfairly punished by state regulators who misinterpreted documents and conversations with lab
personnel, according to the firm's president, Robert Naman.
Lots of looking yielded nothing else negative about RM.
I know others have posted some of the links that I have.
I'm hoping consolidation of the evidence will bring some sense to it all.