posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 01:30 PM
reply to post by Nspekta
I can tell you everything I know about the cover up. There were two ATSers that organized the Test the rain
website and project. (ETA: Apparently that website is now defunct. It used to be as good as
) They put together a lot of material, and a lot of out of pocket expense, and
they had a project worthy of university status and peer-reviewed publication. It was a monumental undertaking, but they pulled it off. They
contracted with a couple of chemistry professors and grad students but soon learned they would not be able to complete the testing.
There were several hurdles.
*Number 1, to test specifically for Corexit, you have to have their trade secrets. There are specific ingredients that would identify Corexit
compared to other dispersants and soaps like you might find in any typical car wash. They miraculously covered that hurdle and found the specific
*Next hurdle was finding a lab with sensitive mass spectrometry equipment that could test for those specific chemicals. They cleared that hurdle and
*The last hurdle was getting the results released back to them, and that hurdle kept jumping up and tripping them. They were able to find the labs
with willing participants, but BP was finding the same labs at the same times and contracting with the Universities to also test the waters of the
Gulf. The BP contracts seemed like they were trying to do the right thing in testing the waters, but the contracts all included non-disclosure
agreements. Obviously BP was paying a lot more lucratively than the little "test the rain" project, and BP was also selling themselves as the good
guys trying to get good results as fast as possible to mitigate the disaster. Big corporations like BP are very, very smart and resourceful.
So, the rainwater results were very difficult to get back. They actually got a few results. The sample I sent in was tested. I sent in some Gulf
water, and some rainwater. They didn't find Corexit in my samples, but they did find low levels of less specific dispersant, and they also found
No wonder the beach makes me feel so good.
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