posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 08:51 AM
Safe? Oh hell no! I live down here and I can vouch for that. I live on the gulf coast in LA. I've seen that BPs left behind. Dig 2 feet into the
sand and see what you pull out. Hell, kick the sand around a bit and see what color your toes take. You see balls of the milky black/brownish/redish
stuff all over the place. Sure it's dispursed, but just enough to where you just dont see it on the sand. It's become an under the top layer masse
of goop that I wouldnt want to be around. I have no idea what's in that stuff, as it's mixed with dispursment chemicals and who knows what else.
Its the nastiest stuff you can set your eyes on. Believe me folx, this stuff you find just below the top layer of sand in many places, looks like
something youd get out of the bottom of an outhouse. Its like sewage but it's not. The water doesnt even seem the same anymore. It has a milky
sheen to it still, albeit slight, if you look close enough, it's still there. The beaches here are not what I remember a year ago. I dont think
even Rita/Katrina left this kinda waste behind and that was pretty bad. At least then you could smell what you were swimming/walking among.
I expect this stuff to contaminate the louisiana and surrounding beaches for a long time to come. I definatly do would not eat the seafood our
shrimpers and fishers bring in today. Since this has happen, I've had many people mention how they've gotten sick from eatting seafood from our
coast. Many of us that consumed this stuff on a weekly basis just dont do it anymore unless we know it comes from elswhere. Ive reverted to using
shrimp from china for my foods when needed, and that stuff is horrible. But even so, it's a safer alternative. I've waited this long, I'll wait
another year or so before I even bother eating our own gulf shrimp. That's pretty sad, especially since alot of the people in this area either work
in the oilfield or the shrimping industry. It's how people make a living down here and one of those guys are hurting very badly right now. Most of
us Louisianians wont touch it yet. That hurts our shrimpers like you wouldnt believe.
Thanks for shedding more light on this! It needs to be known. No one else around the media seems to give a rats @$$. They've already given the All