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What is so damning about our dispersant testing is that we – through court-obtained channels – used the actual oil from the Macondo Well and the actual dispersant, Corexit. The results are undeniable. Watch the video [below]…
"They are making a choice, they are keeping the oil off of the beaches, and maybe out of the public eye, but you're putting the oil into the parts of the water, into the parts of the Gulf of Mexico where there's more creatures living."
Normal fish kills cause “fish to come to the surface to be in distress, flopping around, and slowly they die, and new ones come up. This was not observed in any of these kills. All we had was a massive amount of dead fish coming to the surface
“A fish kill from a red tide, as I’ve observed, causes fish to come to the surface to be in distress, flopping around, and slowly they die, and new ones come up. This was not observed in any of these kills. All we had was a massive amount of dead fish coming to the surface.”[ /quote]
[edit on 1-9-2010 by antar]
Orangedale resident Don Girvan, a consultant for a chemical business, said he collected water and foam near his home to analyze Sunday and was troubled by his findings.
Girvan said his tests showed an unusual level of cyanuric acid, a product commonly used in swimming pools to slow the breakdown of chlorine. Although Florida regulations don’t allow cyanuric acid concentrations above 40 parts per million in pools, he said his results indicated levels in the river greater than 200 parts per million.
He said his results might be wrong, but he was concerned because of research suggesting high levels could pose health hazards. Two years ago, Chinese investigators said interaction between melamine and cyanuric acid in contaminated milk caused kidney damage in some small children.
State agencies apparently won’t try to verify Girvan’s findings. Segelson said the conservation commission believed the Department of Environmental Protection might be best suited to do that testing, but Strong said his agency’s laboratories don’t have testing protocols to check river water for cyanuric acid.
Cyanuric acid can be produced by hydrolysis of crude or waste melamine followed by crystallization. Acid waste streams from plants producing these materials contain cyanuric acid and on occasion, dissolved amino-substituted triazines, namely, ammeline, ammelide, and melamine. In one method, an ammonium sulfate solution is heated to the "boil" and treated with a stoichiometric amount of melamine, by which means the cyanuric acid present precipitates as melamine-cyanuric acid complex. The various waste streams containing cyanuric acid and amino-substituted triazines may be combined for disposal and during upset conditions, undissolved cyanuric acid may be present in the waste streams.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
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, Alabama.
As I pointed out last week:
Parts per million might not sound like much.
But the EPA has found that exposure to 42 parts per million killed 50% of mysid shrimp within 4 days (and most of the remaining shrimp didn’t last much longer).
Originally posted by depth om
Corexit is mixing the oil with the water, in a sense, hiding it. Problem solved!..
Paraphrased, corexit breaks the oil down in a certain way, releasing the most toxic components into the water itself instead of remaining in the crude, they're making some sort of sordid witches brew, using the gulf as a cauldron.
[edit on 1-9-2010 by depth om]