Friday, January 28, 2011

BP Corexit Corexit Corexit

                                         BP sprayed Corexit 9527A and 9500 on the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico; 9527A is the worst of the two.

The above video was filmed behind the DHL terminal in Houston, TX just a few days ago (01/23/11). It shows containers filled with the infamous Corexit 9527A.  I wrote about another batch of Corexit 9527A containers discovered November 27th. They were much larger (4'x6') containers and there were 176 that time... they were found EMPTY.  They were sitting on a dock in Louisiana next to a barge and boat dispensers; they were labeled with a shipping date of 8/10 so I think it's safe to assume they were emptied sometime between August and November 27, 2010. BP Press Officer Daren Beaudo said Corexit 9527A was discontinued May 22, 2010. The last day of all dispersant use was July 19 (Corexit 9500). Or was it?

Another interesting video from August 2010 shows a boat that is suspected of dispersing Corexit. The boat has a very unusual container coming off the stern (looks like there is one on the bow as well). I have spent a lot of time at sea and I have never seen a contraption like that. The man on the boat is not fishing, or doing anything but idling really; he is up to something fishy.

There sure are a lot of Corexit 9527A containers along the Gulf Coast recently and of course there is still a lot of oil, but they are not supposed to be using dispersant because the well was sealed.  Or was it?  The ‘Final-report’ is out from the Spill-Commission and it looks like they have decided the use of Corexit was a trade-off.  I have provided links to the MSDS again and I think you’ll agree, that particular dispersant is wicked nasty stuff.  The main ingredient of this dispersant [2-butoxyethanol] may damage blood, kidneys, liver and CNS, adverse fertility, birth defects cancer.  DOT class is poison.  There is a link I posted the other day but I want to make sure everyone sees it, residents were tested for Volatile Solvents and the results are alarming... but these tests do not cover the poison in Corexit.  There is no trade-off for good health!  Governance such as this is should be questioned by every American.

BP claims they haven’t used any dispersant since July but something smells worse than 2-week-old-rotten-fish!  Oil industry experts believe the reservoir collapsed and even Thad Allen (Coast Guard) said it may have collapsed (see links * below). The ‘static-kill’ procedure was declared a success on 8/4/10 but video shows a continuous flow for 8 to 10 hours... twenty-six days later (8/30/10, link below). There were other leaks recorded around the well long after the “official kill” which I covered in earlier posts. Gulf Coast residents have continually said Corexit spraying continues but authorities want absolute proof.  This is circumstantial evidence I suppose but it is adding up.  I never had any doubt but I do hate to know they are using the worst of the two.

I believe the witnesses who said the birds fell from the sky long before I believe the officials who said the birds were killed by firecrackers.  Of course I believe my friends, neighbors and witnesses before I believe a single word BP says.  BP lied every step of the way and GOV INC has given them a blanket of protection and followed their orders from Day 1.  Some life-long Gulf of Mexico fishermen haven’t received a check in 9-months.  Obama appointed corporate man Feinberg to handle claims and although there is a petition to fire him for doing such a lousy job, he is still collecting his BP check every month.  Feinberg's firm is paid by BP and to the tune of $850,000.00 a month.  Feinberg recently said they may only need 40 of the 200 billion dollars for claims.  I doubt it would be enough if health problems were actually covered.  I suppose Feinberg will knock off early and still have plenty of time to go back to his regular clients like Exxon, Dow and DuPont.  The oil, dispersant and sickness are bad enough but Obama did a real disservice when he appointed a corporate man for Gulf residents.  I will have a follow-up on this BP/GOV Inc nightmare soon.

Video from August 20, 2010, ‘Boat In Gulf of Mexico: What Is This?’

Photos of 176 containers of Corexit 9527A in Louisiana; photos taken 11/27/10; containers shipped 8/10; the photographer says they were EMPTY 11/27. 

8/26/10 BP Press Officer Daren Beaudo statement on BP’s last use of dispersant/Corexit: "The last day of all dispersant use was July 19, so this was the last day of Corexit 9500 use. Unified Command has not used any dispersants since then. There's no more surface oil on which to use dispersant. ... Unified Command records indicate that the last date of use of the Corexit 9527 was May 22."";  
'Is BP Still Spraying Toxic Dispersants in the Gulf?';

*Thad Allen: “Well there’s some that would tell you that the lack of communication between the annulus and the reservoir might not be cement, it could be just a collapse of the formation around it.”
'Feds provide further evidence that FORMATION COLLAPSED around BP's Macondo well ';

* Sources at two companies involved with the well said that BP also discovered new damage inside the well below the seafloor and that, as a result, some of the drilling mud that was successfully forced into the well was going off to the side into rock formations

Static Kill was declared a success 08/04/10. On 8/30/10 ROV live feed showed 8 to10 hours of continuous flow of hydrocarbons coming from the main bore of the capping stack. When asked about the continuous flow, Thad Allen claimed he was “not aware of any flow of hydrocarbons” or “anomalies”. This ROV feed is an hour and a half before Thad Allen’s press conference. 

*'Cavnar: "Doomsday scenario" if oil "comes into the formation";

OIL is still in the Gulf! Video from 01/05/11
'Blood Beach 8 months later part 2'; 

Residents of the Gulf Coast are sick and blood tests for Volatile Solvents and the results are extremely concerning!  There is NO price for good health!
  This fisherman worked for BP to help clean up BP’s oil and he is sick!  He has $363,000.00 in medical bills already.  People along the Gulf are sick regardless of doing oil clean up work.  Medical costs are not covered by BP
'Oil Spill Commission Final Report: Catfish Responds';

'BP Gulf Oil 'Spill': "The story that everybody has been talking about" -- Disturbing Test Results'; 
'Spill Commission Concludes Dispersants Are an Acceptable 'Tradeoff':

FACT: ‘2-Butoxyethanol’ is highly toxic and the main component (30-60%) of Corexit 9527A. See MSDS, section 11- 'Chronic Effects on Humans' may damage blood, kidneys, liver and CNS, adverse fertility, birth defects cancer; section 14 DOT Class 6.1- Poisonous materials.
FACT: The MSDS for each Corexit "ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS: Do not contaminate surface water."
note- some of the above links are from my earlier post ‘GOV Inc’ (Nov 10); there are additional links that show additional leaks, Corexit/oil tests and other concerns after the well was “officially” sealed.

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