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It’s Not Over: Gulf Oil Spill News Round-Up

First Report On Fate Of Underwater Dispersants In Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

770,000 Gallons of Dispersant from BP Spill Didn’t Degrade

Permanent Biological Contamination of the Gulf

Toxic blob drifting in Gulf mystifies scientists

Blood Tests Show Chemicals In Gulf Citizens Blood, US Gov Lied About Gulf Seafood , with video

First study of dispersants in Gulf Spill suggests a prolonged deepwater fate

Gulf of Mexico oil spill was a deadly time for sea turtles, report finds

Toxic Oil Spill Chemicals Showing Up In Gulf Coast Residents’ Blood

Alarming Evidence of a Leaking Macondo Prospect: The BP Gulf Oil Spill Continues

Gulf Oil Spill Blood Tests Reveal Alarming Levels Of Toxic Chemicals In Residents

Questions the Press Needs to Ask About the Gulf Oil Disaster

The Tragic State of the Gulf of Mexico: Sampling Reveals Oil and Dispersants on Mississippi Coast

Kindra Arnesen: EXPLOSIVE New Revelations, “Wake Up America” (VIDEO)

Activist, Mother, and Voice of the Gulf People, Kindra Arnesen sat down with the Project Gulf Impact team, Matt Smith, Heather Rally, and Gavin Garrison recently to reveal shocking new information about the BP oil disaster and why the whole world should be paying attention to the Gulf. A must watch for anyone wanting new information on the Gulf of Mexico, she reveals shocking new information sure to send waves through the country.

BP Oil Spill: Blood Beach Eight Months Later

The beach has washed away there is no longer any marsh grass along the shore.There is billons of baby clam and oyster shells washed up on shore.The sheen which is corexit and oil has loaded the whole beach now.All the sand has a orange color.The smell is of acid.

BP Gulf Oil Spill: ‘Biggest cover-up in US history’

Arrangement with firms taints probe of Deepwater oil spill, U.S. agency alleges

The federal government’s effort to determine what caused the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been tainted because companies with a stake in the outcome have been allowed to participate in an examination of the massive blowout preventer at the heart of overlapping investigations

BP oil disaster’s effects will ‘go global,’ Gulf Coast activist warns

BP Disaster: New Report confirms Poisoned Gulf seafood

The Oil BP Tried To Hide Has Been Discovered In Thick Layers On the Sea Floor Over An Area of Several Thousand Square Miles

Corals ‘Severely Slimed’ After Oil Spill, Expedition Finds



Update on the Ongoing Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

BP sued in Ecuador for violating the “rights of Nature”

Scientists Confirm that Dispersants Are Increasing Contamination in the Gulf

Submarine Dive Finds Oil, Dead Sea Life at Bottom of Gulf of Mexico

BP Oil Slams Florida

All 40 scientists agree at meeting: “Fish in the Gulf of Mexico will continue to get sick, die or fail to reproduce as a result” of oil — What about the people?

Deep-water dive reveals spilled oil on Gulf floor

A Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill

After conducting the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference for over seven months, we can now disseminate the following information with the authority and confidence of those who have thoroughly investigated a crime scene.  There are many research articles, investigative reports and penetrating exposes archived at the following website.  Particularly those posted from August through November provide a unique body of evidence, many with compelling photo-documentaries, which portray the true state of affairs at the Macondo Prospect in the GOM.

BP among companies Obama excluded from US environmental oversight

Director of Operations for BP’s Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Recovery Efforts and Former Texas Solicitor General Die in Plane Crash

Environmental catastrophe in the Gulf: The spilled oil has settled on the ocean floor

Oil And Gas Leaks Continue Unabated At Macondo: Photos document oily fluid all over the seafloor

Leading Gulf Oil Spill Activist Group Project Gulf Impact Brings Truth of Upcoming Worldwide Consequences From Spill to Seattle University

New WikiLeaks cables detail BP blowout in Azerbaijan 1.5 years before Gulf disaster

BP faces new fines over Alaska spill

In 2006, a corroded pipeline leaked 200,000 gallons of oil on to the tundra in the worst leak in the history of the North Slope. The company was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $20m (£12.5m) in criminal penalties and restitution.

The leak in 2009 occurred when a pipeline at the BP-operated Lisburne oil field burst, leaking nearly 46,000 gallons of crude and oily water near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.  After roughly 165 days of low-temperature warnings, BP found ice in the pipe. Fifteen days later, operators discovered the rupture.

Investigators said BP operators had “failed to respond to the alarms and failed to investigate or troubleshoot the cause of the alarms” and argued that BP should have known better, as it had suffered a similar ruptures in other frozen pipelines as far back as 2001.

Official: “We will NEVER get all of the oil off the beach, that’s just something we have to come to grips with” (VIDEO)

*CONFIRMED* Chemist: That’s BP oil on Southwest Florida beach — “Should put to rest any doubt” over origin of 173 ppm oil found in sand near Sarasota

‘Shadow’ of oil spill seen in Gulf of Mexico plankton

Recent tests “using HUMAN cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage” says university director

“We’re more concerned about the dispersant and the dispersant mixed with oil–the dispersed oil, if you will–than we are about the crude oil itself.”  Tests conducted in recent months by[University of Southern Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health director John] Wise’s lab, using human cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage, which has been linked to cancer and reproductive problems.

BP OIL SPILL: Kindra Arnesen Talks About B.P.’s “Blue Plague”

Women Around Gulf with Internal Bleeding & Mysterious Bruises on Torso

Gulf Fishermen Haul in Oil-Covered Shrimp from Newly Opened Waters (Video)

Unexplained Avian Deaths in Gulf of Mexico May be Due to Heavy Metal Toxicity Caused by Oil “Spill”

Multiple boats of fishermen sickened on November 1 — One still hospitalized after “bleeding in his esophagus”

Dallas surgeon “has treated many people from the Gulf that have been made sick by BP’s toxic chemicals”

“I don’t recommend eating Gulf seafood, not with the risk of liver and kidney damage” says toxicologist — “They’re sniffing for something they can’t detect”

Scientists worry about “a cascade of events that will lead to the collapse of entire Gulf species” — May have pushed a variety of sharks “to their tipping point”

Doctor: “Dead people don’t talk, dead people don’t sue, dead people don’t tell the truth, and dead people don’t bother BP”

Gulf Fisherman’s Son Poisoned By Corexit, Kidney Stones at Age 10

BP Oil Spill Worker Sues BP, Nalco and Tidewater Marine Over Corexit Exposure

Multiple independent lab tests confirm oil in Gulf shrimp: “I don’t recommend eating Gulf seafood, not with the risk of liver and kidney damage,”

Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP’s Aftermath

New Evidence Links BP to Health Crisis in the Gulf

BP Oil Spill Victims Sickened and Dying, Local Physicians Clueless

The Video NOAA and The FDA Are Afraid You’ll Watch. Lab Finds 193 ppm Oil in Gulf Shrimp



Update on the Disaster in the Gulf – Ongoing Dangers and Emerging Evidence

MUST WATCH: Oil and Dispersants are Changing the Gulf Ecosystem

Video: Shrimper witnesses visible oil in shrimp and crabs

Gulf still loaded with chemicals, but FDA says seafood safe to eat

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

Revealed: BP rates 148 of its own Alaska pipelines ‘F’ for safety

Senior EPA Analyst: Government “Doing a Cover Up” Regarding Dispersants, Trying to Reassure the Public Instead of Doing Honest Scientific Testing

Report: BP dispersants are making people sick

Massive stretches of weathered oil spotted in Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Oil Spill: Mission Accomplished or Ongoing Crisis?

BP dispersants ‘causing sickness’

Riki Ott: ‘People Now Dropping Dead’ In the Gulf

Healthy 16 y/o goes gulf swimming, then hospitalized with “compromised lung” & “enlarged heart”

NOAA Official Asks EINNEWS to Withdraw Story Questioning Safety of Gulf Seafood

AP Video: The Surface Of The Gulf Of Mexico Is A Dead Zone

“We saw nothing alive above 35 feet.”

NEW TEST RESULTS: 8 out of 8 Blood Samples from BP Cleanup Workers Test Positive For Toxic Chemicals Found in BP Oil

Pensacola Bay Lab Results ‘Extremely Toxic to Human Health’

Panel Says Firms Knew of Cement Flaws Before Spill

Environmental expert for the City of Gulf Breeze, Florida: “I would not recommend going into the water.”

BP’s Environmental Disaster: Fishermen Report Louisiana Bays Filled With Oil

Another BP Oil Rig is a “Ticking Time Bomb”: Whistleblower

US sets up security zone around BP oil spill site

Local doctor links spill to symptoms

Rodney D. Soto, medical doctor for the Younger You Institute in Santa Rosa Beach, recently started testing and treating patients in relation to high levels of volatile solvents in the blood stream that he says may be linked to BP’s oil spill in the Gulf. “What I am concerned most about is a long-term effect, that won’t even show up for years, but are going to have tremendous implications in human immune system and hormonal function and brain function,” Soto said. These compounds (petroleum and dispersants) are liposoluble; meaning they have a “high affinity for fat,” Soto said. While the clinic specializes in “anti-aging and aesthetic medicine,” Soto points out that he is a medical doctor licensed in two states. He said the medical community has been monitoring the spill’s impact but has failed to develop adequate treatment methods.

Project Deep Spill: Feds had deep water “blowout” 10 years ago

The goal was to simulate a blowout or pipeline rupture in deep water.  The results from these measurements show that the rising of the oil through the water column represents a kind of a “stripping” process of some of the most toxic compounds in the oil, resulting in a portion of the most toxic compounds is left in the water column.



Gulf Oil Spill: The Sudden Death of Matt Simmons

Matt Simmons Has Died – Heart Attack or Murder?

Matt Simmons apparently drowned at his home Sunday night

The Knox County Sheriff’s Department says Matthew Simmons, the founder of the Ocean Energy Institute, drowned at his house on North Haven late Sunday night.

Matt Simmons Dead “Of An Apparent Heart Attack”

Must read: Matthew Simmons: Lightning Rod for Gulf Oil Controversy

Top Insurance Publication: Matt Simmons’ words now look “to have more foresight” and “less hyperbole”

[On July 26, 2010], in a subscription-only article entitled ‘Deepwater litigation has only just begun‘, the Insurance Insider discussed one of the many controversial statements by George W. Bush energy adviser Matt Simmons: “There isn’t enough money in the world to clean up the Gulf of Mexico,” said influential oil and gas analyst Matthew Simmons in June… Regarding Simmons’ statement, the publication wrote, “[It’s] a comment that now looks to have more foresight and less hyperbole than originally intended.”

Sensational Claims By Matt Simmons About The BP Leak

Internal BP Document Confirms Matt Simmons’ Worst Case Prediction Of Spill Rate Of 100,000+ Barrels Per Day

Matthew Simmons: Oil markets face ‘Pearl Harbour’

Is Matt Simmons Credible?

Simmons Discusses BP’s Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts: Video

Matt Simmons Believes Oil Covers 40% Of Gulf Beneath The Surface

Oil Spill Conflict Of Interest: Matt Simmons Is Shorting At Least 8,000 BP Shares

After busy making several outrageous comments regarding BP and the Gulf oil spill as recent as last evening, Matt Simmons abruptly announced today that he would retire from the board of Simmons & Co.–the company he founded in 1974–effective June 30….You might recall in a Bloomberg interview on May 28, Matt Simmons endorsed the nuclear option as the only viable solution for the oil spill.  later on, BP shares slid to a 14-year low, around the same time Fortune magazine (on June 9) quoted Simmons as saying BP had a month before it would file for bankruptcy.  As recent as last evening in a CNBC interview (at around 6-minute mark) Simmons also intimated that the Gulf oil leak was at 120,000 bpd, instead of the official estimate of 60,000 bpd.

FLASHBACK – Matt Simmons Video – They are Still Lying About Oil Disaster

 

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Gulf of Mexico Disaster News Round-up: “Mission Accomplished” or a Continuing Catastrophe?

Incoming BP CEO: Time for ‘scaleback’ in cleanup

US scientist says much surface Gulf oil ‘dispersed’

Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said much oil had been “biodegraded by naturally occurring bacteria”.

BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can’t Find Crude in the Gulf

Of Course Clean Up Workers Can’t Find the Oil … BP Used Dispersants to Temporarily Hide It, So Now It Will Plague the Gulf For Years

Oil causes 2,200 Gulf beach closings, warnings

Majority of spilled oil in Gulf of Mexico unaccounted for in government data

NOAA Hoarding Key Data On Oil Spill Damage

Louisiana Environmental Attorney Stuart Smith Says Government Report Misleading Gulf Coast Citizens

Attorney Mike Papantonio Says BP is a Criminal, Sociopathic and Predatory Corporation

The Potemkin Gulf of Mexico: The Government and BP are Burning Carcasses, Hiding/Ignoring the Oil, Reducing Liability

Video: BP caught dumping imported sand to “clean” gulf shores

BP Insider Admits Disaster Call Center Is A Diversion, Don’t Even Take Notes…

OBAMA SAYS OIL DISASTER IS OVER WHILE DEAD FISH WASH UP IN BILOXI!

Everything’s Okay in the Gulf — Or Is It?

Suddenly BP’s oil disaster is getting an unusually high amount of positive publicity. Media reports are concluding that most of the oil has disappeared. The static kill has been successful at holding back the oil pressure, and the U.S. government issued a scientific report suggesting that 75 percent of the 4.9 million barrels of oil that gushed into the Gulf as been burned, dispersed or evaporated. But even if you assume that all of the dispersed oil has been degraded, there are still an estimated 1.3 million barrels out in the environment — five times the amount of oil released during the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. People observing beaches in southern coastal states of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida say they are still covered with oil and Corexit 9500, the chemical dispersant BP sprayed to break up the oil and remove it from view. Vast areas of ocean that used to be abundant with sea life show little signs of life anywhere. Plastic bags full of dead sea birds and oil are filling landfills in the south. If millions of gallons of oil have evaporated, what are the consequences for the air quality in the Gulf? Residents have reported that in areas normally besieged by mosquitos, there is now little need for repellant. Despite the rosy reports suddenly filling the airways, damage still appears to be ongoing. There is still plenty of oil in the Gulf that cannot, and will not, be cleaned up, and that will continue to wreak damage on the environment and the economies of Gulf states.

How Much Oil is in the Water at Gulf Coast Beaches? (Video)

Video: Gulf Resident Confronts The EPA With Evidence Of BP Dumping Fake Sand On Beach To Cover Oil

Senior EPA Analyst: “Government [Agencies] Have Been Sock Puppets for BP In This Cover Up”

Video: Former BP Contractor Becomes Tell-All Whistleblower

Gulf Oil Disaster: Is The Loop Current Breaking Down?

BP Oil Poisons the Gulf of Mexico’s Food Chain

Scientists Say Gulf Spill May Permanently Alter Food Chain

Geochemist in Gulf says “When it rains, a lot of junk comes down from the particulate”

BP Gulf Oil Spill Fishing Waters Reopened Despite Lack Of Testing Required By Federal Protocols

Disaster on a Small Scale: How the Gulf Spill’s Devastation Works Its Way From Plankton to Pelicans

BP Committing Ecocide on Islands in Gulf

BP Hires Prison Labor to Clean Up Spill While Coastal Residents Struggle

Hiring prison labor is more than a way for BP to save money while cleaning up the biggest oil spill in history. By tapping into the inmate workforce, the company and its subcontractors get workers who are not only cheap but easily silenced—and they get lucrative tax write-offs in the process.

Oil spill permeates the Gulf’s most productive environments

Invisible Contamination: How the BP Spill Might Be Poisoning People Without Their Knowing It

Residents outraged: BP dumping oily waste in Gulf landfills

Video: BP Fisherman: Oysters are All Dead

USCG complicit in Alabama Gulf beach oil cover-up

BP’s paid less than half of claims

Video: BP Whistleblower: ‘What This Company Is Doing To This Country Right Now Is Just Wrong’

BP ‘cuts payments to 40,000′ over incomplete claims forms

Former Contractor: BP Not Interested In Cleaning Up Oil Spill

The Gulf oil disaster truth

From environmentalists and wildlife specialists to fisherman and businessmen along the Gulf Coast the message is the same: BP is not only strangling the news of what is actually occurring in the Gulf of Mexico with the oil disaster but has co-opted key federal regulatory and oversight agencies to advance its agenda and that of its oil partners, including Halliburton, Anadarko, and Transocean…The EPA is also remaining mute on air quality reports from Venice that show that on May 7 hydrogen sulfide in the air was measured at 1192 parts per billion. Five parts per billion is considered hazardous to human health. In addition, the May 7 reports show that benzene levels in the air were measured at 5000 parts per billion, again in the health danger zone. Propylene glycol, a major component in Corexit 9500, is being measured in Gulf waters at 150 times its lethal concentration.

Gulf Oil Spill-Bioremediation Solution Restores Environment in Just Six Weeks

Cleaning Up Oil Spills with Mushrooms and Hair!

“Rock Breathing” Bacteria Could Help Soak Up Oil Spill in Gulf

A fast, inexpensive way to clean up the oil slick and it won’t enrich Goldman Sachs

Gulf of Mexico Has Long Been a Sink of Pollution

Steady stream of spills taints gulf

A total of 517,847 barrels of oil were dumped in region from 1964 to 2009, federal records show.

Evidence Indicates Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster Was Engineered And Prolonged By Design

SEC Probes BP Potential Insider Trading: Sources

Evidence Points To BP Oil Spill False Flag

– Sales of shares and stocks in days and weeks beforehand

– Halliburton link, acquisition of cleanup company days before explosion

– BP report cites undocumented tampering with well sealing equipment

– Government uses disaster to push for Carbon Tax, Nationalization talk

Censored Gulf news: State-sponsored terrorism targets Deep South for Agenda 21 (Pt1)

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Corexit News Round-up: Toxic Health Effects, Sinking Oil and Creation of New Problems

Whistleblower: BP used dispersants to hide oil

For quite some time, many bloggers and journalists following the BP-Corexit story, including me, have made the allegation that BP may have been experimenting by dumping over a million gallons of toxic dispersants into the ocean because they were desperately trying to prevent the oil from hitting the beaches.

The Gulf Coast, Corexit and BPs Clean Up

Corexit Kills; Update on the Oil Disaster and the Chemical Rape of the Gulf

Corexit Poisoning: Coast Guard and Obama Administration Betray the People and Country They Are Sworn to Protect

BP says over 15% of oil cleanup workers show high levels of Corexit dispersant toxin; Figure likely much higher via NYTimes

EPA WhistleBlower – Public Can’t Handle the Truth Regarding Corexit9500

Video: EPA Covering Up Effects of Dispersant in BP Oil Spill? Part 1 – Democracy NOW!

Gulf Oil Spill Dispersants Raise Concerns – Water looks like, “gelatinous toxic soup”

Feds/BP Covering Up Lethality/Dispersal depth Of Corexit

Well, Corexit is one of a number of dispersants, that are toxic, that are used to atomize the oil and force it down the water column so that it’s invisible to the eye. In this case, these dispersants were used in massive quantities, almost two million gallons so far, to hide the magnitude of the spill and save BP money.  And the government—both EPA, NOAA, etc.—have been sock puppets for BP in this cover-up.  Now, by hiding the amount of spill, BP is saving hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars in fines, and so, from day one, there was tremendous economic incentive to use these dispersants to hide the magnitude of the gusher that’s been going on for almost three months…..

People who work near [Corexit] are hemorrhaging internally [but the] EPA now is taking the position that they really don’t know how dangerous it is, even though if you read the label, it tells you how dangerous it is.…  for example, in the Exxon Valdez case, people who worked with dispersants, most of them are dead now.  The average death age is around fifty.  It’s very dangerous, and it’s an economic—it’s an economic protector of BP, not an environmental protector of the public.

Gulf Dispersants: BP and Nalco Play Toxic Roulette

BP has dumped almost two million gallons of dispersants from Nalco in the Gulf of Mexico that is disguising the extent of the Deepwater spill and the inability of existing technology to mitigate the disaster. Even if BP eventually staunches the hemorrhage of oil, devastating toxins will linger for decades.

Chemical Dispersants and Crude Oil – Efficacy and Toxicity

Water sample “exploded” when chemist tested for oil; “Most likely” methane or Corexit

Leaked Corexit Information

Video: Dispersants Do Nothing But Hide Oil & Kill Cleanup Workers

MSNBC REPORTING THAT COREXIT IS KILLING CLEAN UP WORKERS!!

BP, Coast Guard ignored order to stop using dispersants: report

“HUGE discrepancies”: 1.8 million gallons of dispersant “now in question”, “Either BP was lying to Congress or to the Coast Guard”

For example, in one approval request, one of BP’s top executives, Doug Suttles, claimed that the maximum daily application of dispersants on the surface in the days preceding June 16, 2010 was 3,360 gallons on June 12. However, an examination of the dispersant totals BP provided to congressional staff in its daily “Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response Updates” indicates that on June 11, BP said it applied 14,305 gallons of the chemical on the surface; on June 13, 36,000 gallons; and on June 14, 10,706 gallons.

According to publicly disclosed amounts on DeepwaterHorizonResponse.com, more than 1.8 million gallons of toxic dispersants were used to break up the oil as it came out of the well, as well as after it reached the ocean surface. The validity of those numbers are now in question.

Oil Spill Dispersants Shifting Ecosystem Impacts in Gulf, Scientists Warn

Congressman “BP often carpet bombed the ocean with chemicals”

Dispersants flowed freely in gulf

*BREAKING* Tulane researchers indicate COREXIT now in blue crab larvae from Florida to Texas; Bio-accumulation fears (VIDEO)

Dispersants “more than the amount of oil spilled in any single accident prior to the BP disaster”

BP oil spill Corexit dispersants suspected in widespread crop damage

Toxic Dispersants Near Gulf Harm Humans and Wildlife

Marine biologist claims US Coast Guard involved in Corexit spraying

Environmental & Health Effects of Oil Dispersants a Mystery to BP and the Government

Video: Grand Isle LA townhall meeting reveals BP continues to use dispersants

Tests suggest oil dispersant washing up on Alabama beaches

Censored Gulf eyewitness testimonies of coughing up blood and other horror stories

Censored Gulf news: People bleeding internally, millions poisoned says ‘EPA whistleblower’

40% Of Residents Exposed To BP Gulf Oil Spill Suffer From Respiratory Problems And Skin Lesions

Along Gulf Coast, BP Spill Vapors Could Be Up Your Nose & On Your Head

Video: Gulf toxicologist: Shrimpers exposed to Corexit “bleeding from the rectum”

New BP Data Show 20% of Gulf Spill Responders Exposed to Chemical That Sickened Valdez Workers

Video: 128 BP Oil Cleanup Workers Sickened in Louisiana – Told NOT to go to Public Hospitals!

Video: Gulf Residents Are Being Used As Lab Rats, Grand Isle Resident Tells All

Toxicologist: Oil/Corexit mix caused heart trouble, organ damage, rectal bleeding

1,500 oil cleanup workers sickened says BP’s lead doctor in Gulf

Environmental & Health Effects of Oil Dispersants a Mystery to BP and the Government

‘People Are Getting Sick,’ Cleanup Worker Says

“It’s a lot thicker then you see on TV. It’s a lot worse. It’s everywhere. The smell is outrageous. People (were) getting sick all the time. They don’t really tell you what it is, why people are getting sick, but they were MedEvac-ing people left and right,” Bourgeois said. “I have personally dealt with headaches and feeling bad. It’s a lot different then what you see sitting at the house.”

Grand Isle Town Hall, Residents Speak Out, Disaster Destroying the Gulf and it’s People

Oil disaster causes persistent public health crisis: Large number of children with medical and psychological problems

Thousands in Gulf Suffer from Misdiagnosed Skin Lesions

Growing Health Crisis in the Gulf

The combination of millions of gallons of oil and dispersants has made large areas of the Gulf toxic and dangerous, marine toxicologist Ricki Ott saying if she lived there with children she’d leave – based on her firsthand experience after the 1989 Prince William Sound, Alaska Exxon Valdez disaster and subsequent research, documented in her books titled, “Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill” and “Not One Drop – Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.”

Ongoing today, the legacy includes criminal negligence, bankruptcies, destroyed lives and livelihoods, domestic violence, severe anxiety, trauma, PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse, serious illnesses, suicides, massive loss of plant and wildlife, and vast ecological destruction from the 30 million or more gallons spilled, the State of Alaska’s conservative estimate, not Exxon’s 11 million figure, its lowball claim to hide the disaster’s magnitude and minimize its liability.

The Gulf catastrophe is infinitely greater, estimates up to three or more Exxon Valdez incidents (using Exxon’s figure) a week until capped. Yet some experts think another seabed hole (a few miles from the Macondo well) is emitting 100,000 or more barrels daily, greatly compounding the growing disaster, added to more by numerous small leaks, five or more alone in BP’s Macondo well – the “well from hell,” according to some.

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Deepwater Horizon Blame Game Continues: More Violations and Corruption Emerges

Oil Rig’s Owner Had Safety Issue at Three Other Wells

What the Oil-Rig Cook Saw: Corruption, Mostly

Transocean gets 249 lawsuits, claims over oil spill

BP Adviser: “Not sure” if it’s their job to deal with long-term effects of toxic dispersants; Shifts blame to Thad Allen and EPA

BP Expected to Be Fined 21 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Disaster

U.S. Puts Oil Spill Total at Nearly 5 Million Barrels

As federal panel probes oil spill, picture emerges of a series of iffy decisions

If there is no smoking gun in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it is because there is smoke coming from so many places.

Contractor: BP Pumped Unusual Chemicals Into Well Before Explosion

Deepwater Horizon Survivors Kept in Seclusion After Rig Explosion, Coerced Into Signing Legal Waivers

A Key Piece in the Oil Leak Story: Two Sections of Drill Pipe Lodged in the Blowout Preventer

BP testimony: Officials knew of key safety problem on rig

BP Coverup and the Criminal Pursuit of Profit: Deepwater Horizon Workers knew of Problems before Explosion

Matt Simmons latest: Cap test a “total diversion”; “Biggest environmental coverup ever” (4 Interviews)

Oil Rig’s Siren Was Kept Silent, Technician Says

BP Continued Drilling Despite Report of Leak, Official Says

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