Gulf Of Mexico 52x More Toxic From Corexit Clean Up Than The Original Oil Spill Itself
Study shows mixing oil with dispersant increased toxicity to Gulf’s ecosystems.
If the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill was a ecological disaster, the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up apparently made it even worse – 52-times more toxic. That’s according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico. . . .
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Wildfire in Arkansas at Ouachita National Forest maybe entirely unrelated to anything but . . .
LINK – http://youtu.be/jDt2AkSj_Nc
You can see in above video how close the water is to Highway 70 as he walks across it to the bridge.
SINKHOLE GROWS – A RECAP:
LINK – http://youtu.be/eYDU90G59eI
Seismic monitor LA09 going extra nuts today.
ENE-News – Tests indicate Minnesota pelicans exposed to contamination in Gulf — Concern for what it could do to population — Dispersant chemicals in 1/3 of birds
related: [Oct.] 300 DEAD LOONS & BP
Added to the sidebar: Quake Watch – Bayou Corne, seismic activity data with expert analysis. The link is in the ‘Seismic Monitoring’ section.
A new Situation Summary is up. And when they mention ‘home monitoring’ there is no juicy news about about Texas Brine not helping.
The parish says there won’t be a resident meeting until Dec. 18th. Guess they are busy ordering umpire vests and motorcross pads!
Some new PHOTOS up at the official Flickr site. These trees don’t look too healthy!
The trees were so nice and green (PHOTO) when this thing started.
The Explosion page has been updated too.
Ene-news has a story about fracking: NBC: Animals quietly falling sick and dying near oil & gas drilling — Cows tails dropping off (PHOTO) Imagine what is in the aquifer near the sinkhole with those huge pipelines, broken pipes and broken cavern! Cows would have a lot more parts dropping off than tails!
The Advocate – Texas Brine fined $100,000 < lots of additional info
WAFB – Company fined over sinkhole says it’s trying < summary of what for
see also The Big Feud
Fasten your seat-belts – the seismic monitors are starting to go off this afternoon . . .
A disturbing scientific report released this week implies the possibility that Corexit 9500A used to cover up BP oil after the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe began in April 2010 could make crude oil travel underground for long distances, possibly as far as the historic Bayou Corne sinkhole where crude from an unknown source is being released.
By using the dispersant Corexit 9500A after the Gulf oil catastrophe began in April 2010, BP and the United States military made the crude oil from the Macondo Prospect off the Louisiana coast able to travel further, according to a new study released this week, raising further questions about whether the crude continuing to flow into Louisiana’s sinkhole disaster area just over 100 miles away could be BP’s. . . .
Texas Brine put out a new update (12-1)
MORE here later . . .