I'll say right from the bat that this thread probably won't please many but I think what I think I've found needs to be discussed and investigated
more, there is only so much I can do on the other side of the world...
I will also say that the BP leak is a massive deal and that the effects will be felt for a long time, but having said that, there seems to a fear
campaign being carried out.
This fear campaign I believe started back when water samples taken from Dauphin Island apparently exploded which was reported by News5, Mobile.
News5 enlisted the help of an analytical chemist named Bob (Robert) Naman, who has 30 years experience in the field.
The only problem is that there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of information on Bob.
It's been established that he owns and runs ACT Laboratory Inc.
in mobile Alabama.
And that's it.
Now that's fine, it could just be that his 30 years experience isn't to be found online.
So I dug a little deeper to see what else Naman is up to, it seems he's been doing some detective work at Dauphin Island and at Bayou La Batre,
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.
Naman sent me the following additional pictures showing Corexit pollution, use and storage (none show the mercenaries dressed in fatigues;
apparently, such photos would have been too risky)
Here are some of the pictures he took:
Now these photos look to be a wash down area, well in fact it is, since there is a vehicle being washed in a bunded area.
I also find it odd that he was able to get all these photos yet couldn't take any of these mercenaries, why didn't the mercs stop him from taking
Now, onto Orange Beach where Corexit was found in the water at 13.3 parts per million in Cotton Bayou, Alabama:
Veteran chemist Bob Naman says that Corexit is still being sprayed in the Gulf, and that he found 13.3 parts per million in Cotton Bayou,
Here's a screen grab of the test results (I haven't been able to find a copy online yet):
Taken from HERE
As we can see, 2-butoxyethanol is present as well as propylene glycol.
What I find off about this is what follows, namely marker for @corexit
Why is that there? Is this normal practice for a supposed impartial laboratory to speculate as to the source of these chemicals.
I will concede and say that the most likely explanation of this result is Corexit.
But I don't believe an impartial laboratory should be involved in speculation, since both 2-butoxyethanol and propylene glycol are commonly used in
numerous products such as cleaning and moisturising products.
This leads me to a recent discovery of 50.3ppm of 2-butoxyethanol found in a pool in Homosassa, Florida.
I'm sure you can already guess who carried out the lab tests and again he adds the marker for @corexit
But this time, there is no sign of propylene glycol, but it is claimed that it is also corexit 9527A, same as Orange Beach.
So what's going on here?
Is Naman really a qualified analytical chemist as he claims?
Is he on some fear mongering campaign?
I'm really not sure actually, but something isn't sitting right with me about this Naman guy.
So, the point of this thread is to see if any locals to the Gulf can help glean more information on this and perhaps expose a pseudo-chemist getting
about cashing in on peoples fears.
[edit on 31/8/10 by Chadwickus]