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THE GULF OIL DISASTER NEWS ROUND-UP: MASSIVE COVER-UP, TOXIC HEALTH EFFECTS, OIL CONTINUES TO COME ASHORE, OIL BURIED ON BEACHES, OIL COVERS SEAFLOOR, AND MORE

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Project Gulf Impact Explains The Bloodtests, “People Have Been Poisoned”

Dahr Jamail – People are Bleeding Internally, Government Works for BP, and Covert Spraying

CDC survey of Gulf residents finds 50% of households experiencing respiratory issues within the PAST 30 DAYS — Feds suggest to “focus on mental health”

Feds funding study of oil spill’s effect on FLESH-EATING bacteria — Blamed for multiple recent Gulf-area deaths after water/seafood contact

Video: Blood tests on Gulf residents show ethylbenzene and other hydrocarbons

Two more fishermen exposed: “I started to vomit brown, and my pee was brown… non-stop diarrhea unlike anything I’ve ever experienced”

Chemist: Gulf workers “EXTREMELY sick” and “scared to death to speak out” against BP

The Gulf BLUE PLAGUE is Evolving

According to the ER nurses, in the southern Mississippi and Louisiana areas there have been more than 600 cases of what their staffs have appropriately named the “BP flu”. The vast majority of these “flu” cases are with those people who are working along the coast, as well as further offshore, on boats; and those who live along the southernmost areas along the Gulf of Mexico. One might initially think – based on mainstream media reports – that these flu-like symptoms are nothing to be overly concerned about. This is not a matter of ‘take two aspirins and call me in the morning’. Nothing could be further from the truth.

While the Blue Flu symptoms are increasing for more and more people, those who have had 30+ days of direct exposure to the toxic and oxygen depleted Gulf air and water are in immediate danger of permanent and irreversible biological damage… if not death.

‘Blue Flu’ cases spreading around Gulf

Some people are calling it the BP Flu. But it is commonly being called the Blue Flu, because the alleged symptoms include blue lips and skin; and it’s scaring the hell out of people all around the Gulf area –from Texas to Florida.

This Blue Flu is separate from people experiencing something called TILT, or “Toxic-Induced Loss of Tolerance.” TILT is something that hit some of the folks who had been working on the massive cleanup surrounding the oil spill. Symptoms from TILT include eyes and skin being irritated, headaches and dizzines.

People with TILT are typically those who were in the immediate area of the spill, mostly those directly involved with the cleanup. Those suffering from Blue Flu are an entirely different matter. These are people who were not in direct contact with the spill, or the cleanup chemicals. They simply live in the south, near the Gulf.

Symptoms include swollen glands, notably in the neck, fever, vomiting, headache, bluish lip color, numbness in fingers and toes. The most alarming symptom being reported is “severe symptomatic cyanosis.” This is the entire body turning blue, a discoloration of the skin.

BEST OF WEB: BP Gulf Oil Spill’s Walking Dead

“Millions exposed to uncontrolled hemorrhaging, lesions, cancers” – Hugh Kaufman, senior EPA analyst, admits millions have been poisoned in the Gulf states. A biochemical bomb went off in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 – as dangerous and destructive as a nuclear blast. While an atom bomb’s destruction can be measured immediately after detonation, BP’s unintentional [sic] biochemical bomb is a slow-motion explosion that’s driving a continuing disaster. Unfortunately, lingering death occurs with both types of explosions. Millions exposed to uncontrolled hemorrhaging, lesions, cancers Recently, frustrated scientists presented evidence that millions of Gulf area residents were poisoned by the BP Gulf disaster. Worse, they believe that millions more could be exposed to long term poisoning…

“Hugh Kaufman has been at the EPA since the Agency was created in the early 1970s, as an engineer, investigator and policy analyst. Prior to joining the EPA in the beginning of 1971, he was a captain in the US Air Force. He helped write all the Federal laws regulating the treatment, storage, disposal, and remediation of solid and hazardous waste. He has been the Chief Investigator on numerous contamination cases, including Love Canal and Times Beach.”

No Safe Harbor on Gulf Coast; Human Blood Tests Show Dangerous Levels of Toxic Exposure

Gulf Residents Test Positive For Oil In Blood

The Crime of the Century: What BP and the US Government Don’t Want You to Know, Part I

America’s Gulf: Updating the Greatest Ever Environmental Crime

Return of the BP Cover-Up

Top Oil Expert: Geology is “Fractured” … BP is Using a “Cloak of Silence”, Refusing to Share Even Basic Data with the Government

BP Gulf Cover-Up Exposed

Unfolding BP Catastrophe: Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil

GOVERNMENT ASSISTED BP IN COVERING UP EFFECTS OF SPILL

BP Whistleblowers Paying High Price for Confessions

BP’s Insidious Coverup and Propaganda Campaign: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

BP’s Crude Oil May Be Radioactive

Video: WARNING: Feds admit NO testing for MORE TOXIC bioaccumulating metabolites of PAHs

Video: FDA admits NOT testing for MERCURY, ARSENIC, or other TOXIC HEAVY METALS in crude oil

Video: NOAA says amount of METHANE not made public… because it can’t be skimmed

Video: EXPOSED: Feds admit NOT using BP’s thick, black crude for testing

Gulf Oil Plume Is Not Breaking Down Fast, Study Says

What’s the Rush? “NOAA sends its samples to a lab in POLAND” — “Will take MONTHS” to know

Study: Oil spill cleanup workers suffered chromosome damage, respiratory issues

Newly discovered oil-eating microbe ‘flourishing’ in Gulf

Toxic Contamination: Gulf Oil May Not Degrade for DECADES

As you might have heard, scientists are finding gigantic under oil plumes from the BP spill, including one that is more than 22 miles long, more than a mile wide and 650 feet deep.  On Thursday, Dr. Ian MacDonald and and Dr. Lisa Suatoni testified to a Congressional subcommittee that the oil will stay toxic, and will not degrade much further, for decades. MacDonald is an expert in deep-ocean extreme communities including natural hydrocarbon seeps, gas hydrates, and mud volcano systems, a former long-time NOAA scientist, and a professor of Biological Oceanography at Florida State University. Suatoni has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale, and is Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Oceans Program.

Video: Oil in Gulf “VERY RESISTANT to further biodegradation” — “Full toxic form for decades”

BP accused of withholding ‘critical’ spill data

The Government Lies to the American People About the Safety of Gulf Seafood

Deepwater Horizon oil remains below surface, will come ashore in pulses, expert says

New wave of oil comes ashore west of Mississippi River

A new wave of black oil suddenly came ashore west of the Mississippi River on Friday and Saturday, coating beaches and fouling interior marshes, according to anglers’ reports. Ryan Lambert, owner of Buras-based Cajun Fishing Adventures, said about 16 miles of coastal beaches in Plaquemines Parish from Sandy Point to Chalon Pass were lined with black oil and tar balls. Meanwhile anglers returning to Lafitte told Sidney Bourgeois, of Joe’s Landing, that new oil was surfacing on the eastern side of Barataria Bay in the Bay Jimmie, Bay Wilkerson and in Bay Baptiste areas.

More reports of flesh-eating bacteria in the Gulf – “Vibrios will change in response to the stress of direct exposure to oil”-12 y/o dies after only his feet touched the water

Censored Gulf news: Children crying, covered in blood. Spray-poisoning backyards

Gulf Truth on The Intel Hub: Rainwater Test Results Show Increase in Toxins AFTER Well Capped

Florida cleanup worker finds “SHELF of oil” — Further EAST “it is ABSOLUTELY COVERED”

More Evidence BP Gulf Oil Spill Has Reached NJ Emerges

173 ppm oil found in sand at Southwest Florida beach — “Toxic levels” near Sarasota (LAB RESULTS)

BP crew member diagnosed with “benzene poisoning”

BP Contract Worker “Trenches Dug To Bury Oil On Beaches”

People Question Whether Coast Really Is Clear – Project Gulf Impact Forum

Oil still in coastal Terrebonne marshes

Navarre Beach Clean Up Workers Digging Up Tar Mats By Hand After Shovels Taken

Pensacola Beach Has Large Mats Of Oil And Tar October 15 2010

Aid Groups in the Gulf Sickened by Neurotoxins As BP Continues to Spray

OSU Researchers find heightened levels of known carcinogens in Gulf

VIDEO: BP Oil Spill Cleanup Worker Exposes the Realities of Beach Cleanup In Gulf of Mexico

Blood Tests Show Elevated Level of Toxic Hydrocarbons in Gulf Residents

Divers find seafloor near beaches “COVERED” in “brown residue” from MS to Florida — KIDS swimming around “GIANT POOLS of oily tar balls” big as watermelons

Oil Found Buried on the Beaches in Florida: St Teresa’s & Bald Point Beach

Feds finally admit oil buried “14 inches under the sand” near Destin, Florida

Researchers find “layer of oil buried about 3 cm deep” 30 km from wellhead; Bottom-burrowing creatures appeared to be “NUKED”, only things alive are the microbes

Breaking News: Fresh Oil Dead Fish Cover Grand Isle As Crews Bury Fish On Public Beach

Grand Isle Authorities Bury Dead Fish On Public Beach

“All we could see was oil” says top LSU researcher on flyover; “Divers said there was oil everywhere” in shallow waters of LA coast — NOAA says clean in 5 weeks?

Oil lingering in waters off Alabama, Mississippi and Florida beaches

Researcher finds layer of “slime” up to four inches thick at bottom of Gulf that’s “affecting” marine life

Degraded oil from BP spill coats Gulf seafloor

VIDEO: Feds admit NOT observing seafloor for anomalies; Relying on BP to report problems

Toxic Oil Found Deep on Gulf Seafloor?

More Footage: Sea Floor Bulges and Collapses, Spits Up Debris

Study: ‘Toxic Levels’ of Oil Spreading Along Underwater Gulf Canyon

VIDEOS: CNN: Plumes of oil “RESTING ON BOTTOM” hit Gulf beaches — Feds, BP still deny finding submerged crude

Whistleblower: Oil 30 miles by 5 miles reported and Feds won’t respond, “wanted to run tests”

Oil from BP Spill Pooled on Bottom; Oil Found as Far as 70 Miles from Site; Only Bacteria Seen Alive in Samples

“Purple looking jelly stuff, three feet thick, floating all over, as wide as a football field” says former BP cleanup worker

WKRG: “More than 15 miles of sugar white sand has turned ugly brown” as submerged oil washes ashore; One BP ‘cleanup’ crew

“WORST CASE SCENARIO”: “Oil may be emerging on to the west Florida shelf” via Desoto Canyon

Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor

Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico are finding a substantial layer of oily sediment stretching for dozens of miles in all directions. Their discovery suggests that a lot of oil from the Deepwater Horizon didn’t simply evaporate or dissipate into the water — it has settled to the seafloor.

The Research Vessel Oceanus sailed on Aug. 21 on a mission to figure out what happened to the more than 4 million barrels of oil that gushed into the water. Onboard, Samantha Joye, a professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia, says she suddenly has a pretty good idea about where a lot of it ended up. It’s showing up in samples of the seafloor, between the well site and the coast.

Sea snot explodes near BP spill disaster site, threatening marine ecosystem

BP well spilled 4.4m barrels – study

New BP Spill Analysis Reveals that 185 Million Gallons of Oil have Leaked

Exclusive: Gulf seafood poses long-term health risks, experts say

BP Ends Clean-Up Operations in the Gulf of Mexico

Building sand castles on Florida’s beaches is illegal, feds tell oil-hunting reporter

Video: “My concern” is that “the Gulf seafood industry WON’T BE THERE” says top oceanographer

Fisherman Forced To Sign Waiver Making Them and NOT BP Liable For Contaminated BP Gulf Oil Spill Seafood

BP Spill Oil Already Entering the Gulf Food Chain

Microbiologist researching “fish with mutated gills or mutated fins” via changes to DNA from oil; Mutations can be inherited and permanent — What about microbes?

No oysters? It’s NOT the oil says MS State Official, while fishermen ALL say not to open waters

“Entire food web at risk” say researchers just back from Gulf: OIL “may be HIDDEN in LARGE MARINE MAMMALS” — “Discolored” zooplankton found

Scientist: At least half of spilled Gulf oil embedded in sediment and ‘highly durable’

Gulf Oil Toxins Moving Up The Food Chain

Crabs provide evidence oil tainting Gulf food web

How Mushrooms Eat Oil

MIT’s Seaswarm Robots Could Clean Up Gulf-Sized Spill in a Month

Oil-Eating Microbes Successfully Clean Up Mumbai Oil Spill

Need proof that oil-eating microbes actually work? Look no further than Mumbai, where scientists recently used the Oilzapper (a mixture of five bacterial strains and corn cobs) to munch on oil spilled on a kilometer-long stretch of beach. So far the technology has been successfully used to treat over 130,000 tons of contaminated soil.

“Super bug”: Oil pollution expert says microbes have been GENETICALLY MODIFIED to “EAT oil better” — may cause MRSA-like infection

Previously unknown microbe ate BP oil deep-water plume

Congressman: BP “Openly Blackmailing the American Government”

BP Environmental and Social Disaster: “What Would You Live and Die to Protect?”

“I say, do something,” Jensen urges. “The big dividing line is not between those who advocate resistance through any means necessary and those who don’t. It’s not even between grassroots and mainstream. The big divide is between those who do something and those who don’t.”

Business-as-usual activism and politics will guarantee catastrophic climate change, more environmental disasters like what we are witnessing in the Gulf of Mexico and continued corporate depravity. Wherever people stand in the debate on the use of violence versus nonviolence, Jensen’s sense of urgency at this moment in history is unarguable.

So, where do you stand?

BP sends letters with no checks to hundreds of oil spill claimants

BP spent $93M on advertising after Gulf spill

Gulf claims chief takes credit for rule that protects BP from spill lawsuits

Spill payouts likely to prohibit lawsuits against BP and all implicated firms

Oil spill hearings: Safety procedure was unfamiliar to BP worker in charge

BP listed 390 problems on Gulf rig

Report: BP audit detailed rig’s flaws before spill

USF Says Government Pushed Them To Hide Their Oil Plume Findings From The Public

British Petroleum: The Unfinished Crimes and Plunder of Anglo-American Imperialism

20 years later, Alaska still poisoned from Exxon Valdex oil spill-2/2

Worst dead zone in 25 years recorded in Gulf of Mexico waters

THE GULF IS STILL LEAKING – DID BP SWITCH THE WELL SEEN ON TV?

What Well Is BP Showing the World?

Caught on Camera Again — Non-Existent Well B

Matt Simmons was right! Amateur Sleuth finds documentary evidence of second, mystery well which may still be leaking

Breaking Gulf news: Land Surveyor proves Simmons right. TV well sham.

Gulf oil disaster: A massive crime compounded by a massive cover-up

Obama declares Gulf Coast ‘open for business’

NOAA’s top oil spill scientist is “NOT SURE where” they put evidence of plumes to be used against BP… “So many samples” to keep track of

Toxicologist Talks About Health Risks In the Gulf – Disaster Far From Over!

Financier Made $1 Billion Bet on Oil During BP Spill

Worst Damage From the BP Spill May be Done in the Deep Sea

When University Scientists Found Underwater Oil Plumes, the Government Said Shut Up, Don’t Tell Anyone … and Then Tried to Discredit Them

Feds confiscate independent LSU scientists’ samples because project not approved by BP, others

Matt Simmons: BP, CIA conspiracy theory suggested behind his unexpected death

While officials claim most of the oil from America’s worst-ever spill has disappeared, fishermen hired by BP are still finding tar balls—and being instructed to hide their discoveries.

Video: BP Investigation Blocked By Senate

Video: Gulf Oil Crimes: Toxic Gas Clouds Spreading Inland

Gases such as Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, Methylene Chloride, and other toxic gases pose a greater risk to human health than the presence of oil washing up on Gulf of Mexico beaches. The allowable levels of Hydrogen Sulfide and Benzene according to the EPA are 5-10 parts per billion and 0 respectively.The EPA reported the level detected in the Gulf at almost 1,200 PPB for hydrogen sulfide and 3400 PPB for Benzene during the month of May. The amounts pose a serious and even fatal health risk to people and animals.

BEST OF WEB: Gulf Loop Current Stalls from BP Oil Disaster: Global Consequences if Current Fails to Reorganize

Oceanographic satellite data now shows that as of July 28, the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill disaster. This according to Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, an Italian theoretical physicist, and major complex and chaotic systems analyst at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy. This could be the most significant man-caused Earth Changes news thus far in my lifetime. This morning, Lesie Pastor informed the New Energy Congress of a report by Your Own World USA that as of July 28, Oceanographic satellite data now shows that the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill [volcano] disaster. This according to Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, an Italian theoretical physicist, and major complex and chaotic systems analyst at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy. He further notes that the effects of this stall have also begun to spread to the Gulf Stream. This is because the Loop Current is a crucial element of the Gulf Stream itself and why it is commonly referred to as the “main engine” of the Stream. The concern now, is whether or not natural processes can re-establish the stalled Loop Current. If not, we could begin to see global crop failures as early as 2011.

Pensacola Beach Charter Captain Confirms Use Of Unmarked Aircraft In Gulf Oil Cleanup

Playing Hide and Seek With Oil

A new report authored by five prominent marine scientists provides a powerful contradiction of the government’s recent report that only 25 percent of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster remains in the Gulf of Mexico. On August 4, the government issued a news release that stated, “The vast majority of the oil from the BP oil spill has either evaporated or been burned, skimmed, recovered from the wellhead or dispersed using chemicals — much of which is in the process of being degraded.” The group of scientists who authored the contradictory report estimate that 70 to 79 percent of the oil that gushed into the gulf still remains. Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia and a co-author of the report, points out that the huge amount of methane that also gushed into the gulf has been completely ignored. Charles Hopkinson, professor of marine sciences in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences says, “One major misconception is that oil that has dissolved into water is gone and, therefore, harmless … The oil is still out there, and it will likely take years to completely degrade. We are still far from a complete understanding of what its impacts are.”

Gov’t Admits There’s A Lot More Oil Left In The Gulf Than They Initially Said

Ga. scientists: Gulf oil not gone, 80 pct remains

NOAA forced to admit that 75% of oil still in Gulf… while testifying before congress

Senior NOAA Scientist Admits He Lied That Gulf Spill Oil Is Gone, Puts Administration’s Spill-Disclosure “Credibility” In Question

BP backpeddles on oil in Pensacola Bay

Video: BP cleanup worker: “EVERY shovel full was LIQUID OIL” while “actually IN the water” in Pensacola, FL

Oil spill: BP reverses, admits there’s oil in local waters

Despite “All Clear,” Mississippi Sound Tests Positive for Oil

On August 19, Truthout accompanied two commercial fishermen from Mississippi on a trip into the Mississippi Sound in order to test for the presence of submerged oil. Laboratory test results from samples taken on that trip show extremely high concentrations of oil in the Mississippi Sound.

COAST GUARD: Mile Long Oil Sheen From Latest Gulf Rig Explosion

Grim News from the Gulf: Invisible Plumes and Bleaker Estimates

Scientific proof that the Deepwater oil plume is over 20 miles long

Giant Underwater Plume Confirmed—Gulf Oil Not Degrading

Invisible oil plume could be dangerous to marine life

Subsurface Oil washes up on Baldwin County beaches: BP officials “don’t believe what the mayor’s crew is finding is oil.”

Material washing ashore from Perdido Pass to Petit Bois Island not oil, scientists say

Toxic Soup in Ocean Springs Mississippi

Video: Oil coming ashore, Dauphin Island, Alabama.

They believe the stained sand covering their beautiful white beach is a sign the oil spill is far from over. “I thought maybe it was a small stretch but I started looking east and west and it went on forever.”

Subsurface Oil washes up on Baldwin County beaches: BP officials “don’t believe what the mayor’s crew is finding is oil.”

Material washing ashore from Perdido Pass to Petit Bois Island not oil, scientists say

Independent tests find oil spill contamination in Louisiana oysters and crabs

Video: Oil is here to stay Gulf park estates Ocean Springs Ms

Video: ALL 8 tests find submerged oil in MS waters — one near public beach; Coast Guard looked and “did not find any”

Video: Oil in Oyster Bayou

Mysterious biological residue washing ashore in Alabama

Two families play in ocean at GRAND ISLE, LA near floating tar balls — Father throwing sand at son

Video: MSNBC: Hydrocarbons flowing “into the FORMATION” is “THE DOOMSDAY SCENARIO”

USF Says Government Pushed Them To Hide Their Oil Plume Findings From The Public

Booms fail again: Oil penetrates previously pristine Mississippi marsh

USF Geologists Find Beaches Teeming With Tiny Tar Balls

BP says oil sheen in Alabama “Not related to the Deepwater Horizon incident”

VIDEO: TOXIC OIL RAIN IN IOWA ? – More plant damage

VIDEO: Toxic Rain In Miami From Gulf Oil Leak Plants Trees Dying

BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

PROOF — BP Deepwater Horizon Drilled TWO Wells That Blew Out on FEB 13 and APR 20

Orange Beach pulling EMS staff from BP sites because ‘BP won’t pay their bills,’ mayor says

At least 258 Alabama residents have reported suspected oil-related health issues

Homeland Security works for the oil companies

The US Department of Homeland Security has been spying on people who don’t like gas drilling and handing on the data to the oil companies.

BP Investigation Released: The Oil Spill Was Everybody’s Fault

Gulf Doctors Advised to Learn to Treat Oil-Related Illnesses

Gulf Oil Spill: Details Of The Days And Hours Before The Blast

Gulf oil disaster not unique to BP and will ‘happen again’

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