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.
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.”
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
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!
'Oil Spill Commission Final Report: Catfish Responds';
'BP Gulf Oil 'Spill': "The story that everybody has been talking about" -- Disturbing Test Results';
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.
MSDS for COREXIT EC9527A: http://www.pdfdownload.org/pdf2html/pdf2html.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Flmrk.org%2Fmaster_ec9527a_msds.539295.pdf&images=yes