posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 05:30 PM
More news in the Pensacola News Journal today. A study actually , finally, stated the harm the corexit is doing.
Its about time ! A photo shows a bottle with oil and corexit and the oil is merged into the water. A second bottle is just water and oil, and the
water is clear and the oil is floating on the surface.The article discusses the harm the dispersant did, and is doing, as well as clearly stating that
it might have been better to never have used the dispersant as without it the oil would have floated on the surface , and would not have done such
harm. Some quotes are below.
"When mixed with oil, Corexit, the chemical dispersant used by BP, is toxic to phytoplankton and bacteria — crucial elements in the Gulf of
Mexico's fragile food chain, said Wade Jeffrey, a UWF biologist with the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation."
" BP claimed that the chemical would break up the oil and allow naturally occurring bacteria in seawater to eventually gobble up the harmful
hydrocarbons. Jeffrey's preliminary research contradicts BP's assertion."
"The Associated Press reported last week that a south Florida researcher found that the spill might indirectly have contributed to the high number
of young dolphins dying in the Gulf. The oil and dispersants appear to have disrupted the food chain and prevented dolphin mothers from building up
insulating blubber to weather the cold, the report said."