posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 06:54 AM
It seems that Halliburton is above the law in light of this new lawsuit filed by the Justice Department. Halliburton as many know was headed by former
VP Dick Cheney and is also the company who months before the oil spill bought the only clean up company capable of performing such a feat, Boots &
Coots. Halliburton had much to gain by buying the clean up company that worked extensively in the Middle East during all of the wars that disrupted
oil supply. There was more money to be made in the clean up of the oil spill than actually continuing to drill for oil in the Gulf. The use of the
poison based chemical Corexit, was used widely during the cleanup phase by spraying it from aircraft & vessels. Among the ingredients of the chemical
2-Butoxy Ethanol can affect you by ingestion and may be absorbed through the skin.
2-Butoxy Ethanol should be handled as a CARCINOGEN--WITH EXTREME CAUTION.
Contact can irritate the skin and eyes with possible eye damage.
Inhaling 2-Butoxy Ethanol can irritate the nose and throat.
2-Butoxy Ethanol can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Exposure can cause headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, and passing out.
2-Butoxy Ethanol may damage the liver and kidneys.
The EPA warned BP and others during the cleanup to cease using Corexit as it was ineffective against the Gulf crude. The crude in the region when
sprayed with the chemical simply disappears below the surface and to date no company involved has been to conclusively prove that it breaks up the oil
EPA Directive to find & use less harmful chemcial
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the United States is filing a lawsuit against BP and its partners in the
Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, claiming their negligence led to the massive spill that sent millions of barrels of crude into the
Gulf during the spring and summer.
Holder said a months-long investigation by the Justice Department had found that BP, which was the primary operator of the well, its partners in the
well, which included Aandarko and the MOEX subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., and Transocean, which BP had hired to drill the well, had failed to secure the
well properly, failed to maintain drilling equipment and failed to monitor the well, and that those failures had caused the spill.
Holder also said the massive spill was a violation of the Clean Water Act, and that the defendants will be held liable for fines for each barrel of
oil that spilled into the gulf.