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Gulf Oil Disaster: Critical News on Corexit and Dispersants; Toxic to Life and Spraying Continues

MUST WATCH VIDEO: Award Winning Journalist, Dahr Jamail on The Intel Hub -”Corexit, Drinking Water, and the Gulf of Mexico”

Chemist: Mercenaries Hired By BP Are Now Applying Toxic Dispersant – at Night and In an Uncontrolled Manner – Which BP Says It No Longer Uses

“REALLY IMPORTANT” to note that “oil mixed with dispersants is MORE TOXIC than just oil alone” says Valdez expert

Scientists: 40 Times More Cancer-Causing Toxics in Gulf than Before Spill … Dispersants to Blame

The Gulf Blue Plague is Evolving – Part II: Corexit + Bacteria = Mutated Viruses

Corexit Is Being Sprayed at Night, Even Now (According to BP Vessel of Opportunity Workers and Others)

VIDEO: The Corexit Experiment – Oil Spill Law

Mystery Boat Used to Spray Dispersant? The Toxic Saga Continues

“We’re seeing way more dispersant than ever before” Large, thick oil plumes, freshly sprayed with poison!

Gulf Report: “We’re seeing way more dispersant than ever before”

Use of dispersants in the Gulf: An experiment on a scale the world has never seen before

Dispersants Cause Gulf Fish to Absorb More Toxins and then Make It Harder for the Fish to Get Rid of the the Pollutants Once Exposed

Mercenaries Hired By BP Are Now Applying Toxic Dispersant

Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants

Fishermen find oil and dispersants on Mississippi shrimping and oyster grounds

Fisherman and Families know Gulf Seafood is unsafe, DEMAND Dispersants stop being sprayed!

Gulf Oil Plumes More Toxic to Microorganisms Than Thought

BP Workers Orderded Not To Clean Up Oil; Dispersants Sprayed At Night To Sink Oil Instead

Uncovering Lies About Disappearing Oil And Toxic Dispersants Found In BP Gulf Oil Spill Waters Opened For Fishing

Dispersant controversy, oil plumes persist in the Gulf

Mobile, AL man says dispersants harmed “central nervous systems” and “internal organs”

FDA Claims about Dispersants Challenged

Dispersants Hearing: NOAA admits Gulf seafood not tested, yet says toxins may BIOACCUMULATE!

Gulf Health Problems Blamed on Dispersed Oil

Mystery Dispersant STILL being sprayed, Agenda 21 Continues

VIDEO: Local man sprayed with Dispersant, Denied Medical Care

Local Official: Reports that BP SPRAYING DISPERSANT “from an airplane with no lights” and that “BOATS are covertly DUMPING it into the water”

BP Mercenaries In Fatigues Spraying Dispersants From Carolina Skiffs (Photos)

Bio-Remediation or Bio-Hazard? Dispersants, Bacteria and Illness in the Gulf

Exclusive: Gulf oil dispersant contained extremely toxic carcinogen

Photos: Oil And Dispersants in Ocean Springs Mississippi In Newly Opened Fishing Waters

Alabama Charges BP, Transocean For BP Gulf Oil Spill Coverup and Using Dangerous Toxic Dispersants

Local says BP is ‘killing everything, sheets of dispersant forming on sand

Independent lab tests reveal toxic dispersant in Gulf waters

Fascism in America, Government Complicit in Covert Spraying of the Gulf

Evidence Mounts of BP Spraying Toxic Dispersants

Has COREXIT collapsed the North Atlantic current and triggered the next “Little Ice Age?”

Use of Corexit in 1978 Oil Spill Delayed Recovery by DECADES

Exclusive Interview: Project Gulf Impact Sickened by Corexit in Nazi America, Spraying Continues!

Open Admission, Corexit Sprayed at Toxic Levels, Metals in Rainwater

Confirmed: Corexit Still Being Sprayed in the Gulf

13.3 ppm of COREXIT found INLAND, near Florida border — Chemist says tests show “toxic solvent” 2-butoxyethanol that “RUPTURES red blood cells” (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Reader Photos of Corexit Damage to the Everglades

Corexit found in Orange Beach Waters

Open Admission, Corexit Sprayed at Toxic Levels, Metals in Rainwater

BP Oil Spill Is Corexit Having an Effect on Plants and Wildlife

Oil and Corexit in the Water Near Ocean Springs Mississippi

Coast Guard Admits Dispersants Still In Use

Mayor Sam Seevers knows that BP should not be using dispersants in state waters, but after multiple reports from area residents about suspicious activity, she plans to get to the bottom of it. “We had asked the Coast Guard and BP to find out what they can, and to let us know what was going on,” Seevers said recently. She told The Log she had heard people talking about a “mystery dispersant” over the past few days, but it wasn’t until last week’s Vessel of Opportunity meeting at City Hall that Seevers had heard the topic echoed over and over.

‘It’s as if a Nuclear Apocalypse has Gone Off in the Gulf’

There are a few new, developing BP-related stories that should greatly disturb any American who values openness and transparency in their democracy. First, a chemist named Bob Naman claims samples he received from Orange Beach Alabama waters tested positive for the dangerous neurotoxin pesticide 2-butoxyethanol, the main ingredient of Corexit 9527A. The government has been claiming they discontinued the use of that version of Corexit in the Gulf. Now, Naman says he’s worried because BP called him and “threatened him”.

Lab Confirms Toxic Corexit In Sickened Family’s Pool

“Our heads are still swimming,” stated Barbara Schebler of Homosassa, Florida, who received word last Friday that test results on the water from her family’s swimming pool showed 50.3 ppm of 2-butoxyethanol, a marker for the dispersant Corexit 9527A used to break up and sink BP’s oil in the Gulf of Mexico.  The problems began for the Scheblers a few weeks after the April 20 blow-out. “Our first clue were rashes we both got early in May. Both my husband and I couldn’t get rid of the rashes and had to get cream from our doctor,” Schebler noted, “I never had a rash in my life.”  Then, on “July [23], my husband Warren mowed the lawn. It was hot so he got in the pool to cool off afterward. That afternoon he had severe diarrhea and very dark urine. This lasted about 2 days,” she revealed.

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US War Of Terror Update: Iraq & Afghanistan

US Announces Second Fake End to Iraq War

“Days after the U.S. officially ended combat operations and touted Iraq’s ability to defend itself, American troops found themselves battling heavily armed militants assaulting an Iraqi military headquarters in the center of Baghdad on Sunday. The fighting killed 12 people and wounded dozens.”

Deconstructing the Official Narrative on the U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq

More Troops Head to Iraq as Obama Declares Mission Accomplished

Privatizing the Occupation: The Mercenaries and the NGOs

Iraq War Continues under a New Name: “Operation New Dawn.” U.S. Troops Still Fighting and Dying in Iraq

Karzai: Private contractors ‘looting and stealing,’ working with terrorists

Iraq War Vet Camilo Mejía: US Withdrawal Plan Marks “Privatization of Military Occupation”

The World From Berlin: ‘The Invasion of Iraq Was Wrong, Unjust and Damaging’

U.S. to Double Mercenary Forces in Iraq After 2011 Military Pullout

Five myths about the Iraq troop withdrawal

Germany gave assassination list to secret US unit

The US isn’t leaving Iraq, it’s just rebranding the occupation

Obama says withdrawal is on schedule, but renaming or outsourcing combat troops won’t give Iraqis back their country

Alarms sound over trash fires in war zones of Afghanistan, Iraq

Former U.S. Soldiers Describe Indiscriminate Military Violence in Iraq

Iraqi army chief: We need US military until 2020

US Military Brass Urge Soldiers To Kill Indiscriminately

July is deadliest month of Afghan war for US

Afghan Blogger Films Survivors of Massacre, Contradicts NATO Denial

In an experiment in citizen journalism, Greenwald, of RethinkAfghanistan, has trained dozens of intrepid local Afghan interns in film reporting and armed them with simple camcorders. One of these brave souls entered the area and and has released footage of interviews with the survivors.

Hans Blix Offers Harsh View of Iraq Invasion

Document Reveals Military Was Concerned About Gulf War Vets’ Exposure to Depleted Uranium

For years, the government has denied that depleted uranium (DU), a radioactive toxic waste left over from nuclear fission and added to munitions used in the Persian Gulf and Iraq wars, poisoned Iraqi civilians and veterans.

But a little-known 1993 Defense Department document written by then-Brigadier Gen. Eric Shinseki, now the secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), shows that the Pentagon was concerned about DU contamination and the agency had ordered medical testing on all personnel that were exposed to the toxic substance.

The VA, however, never conducted the medical tests, which may have deprived hundreds of thousands of veterans from receiving medical care to treat cancer and other diseases that result from exposure to DU.

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center recently reported that ten years of data confirm that service members tend to have higher rates of certain cancers compared to civilians, according to the Army Times. While researchers suspected that service members are diagnosed with cancer more often and at a younger age because they have guaranteed access to health care and mandatory exams, the data does not explain the disparities in diagnosis among branches of the military. For example, the rate of lung cancer among sailors is twice that of other branches, while Marines have much lower cancer rates across the board.

State Dept. faces skyrocketing costs as it prepares to expand role in Iraq

Broken Laws, Broken Lives–Proof of American War Crimes

In PHR’s new report, Broken Laws, Broken Lives, we have for the first time medical evidence to confirm first-hand accounts of men who endured torture by US personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantánamo Bay. These men were never charged with any crime.



News on UN Probe of Israeli Attack on Mavi Marmara

UN experts end Jordan probe of Israeli flotilla raid

Zoabi, who was aboard the Mavi Marmara, told the inquiry on Tuesday the Israeli commandos had a “licence to kill.” “I told the UN investigators in Amman that the Israeli attack was violent from the start and that the Israelis had a clear licence to kill, and they did not even try to avoid the bloodshed,” the Israeli MP told AFP.

“I sensed that the investigators were serious about the probe. They asked clear questions and I gave them clear answers. I stressed that the Israeli commandos wanted to kill the activists, who were unarmed,”” she added.

Investigating the Freedom Flotilla Attack

On June 2, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) approved formation of an international committee (like the Goldstone Commission) to probe the Flotilla attack, saying it will include lawyers and international law and human rights experts, its findings to be presented in September (during the Council’s three week session in Geneva) after visiting Gaza and contacting Israel, Turkey, Greece, and the Freedom Flotilla coalition.

UN: Israel Not Cooperating in Flotilla Probe

Israel threatens to pull out of UN’s Gaza probe

PM to quit UN panel if soldiers probed

Barak contradicts Netanyahu’s testimony on flotilla

Israeli DM: Aid Ship’s Goal Is to Help ‘Kill Israeli Civilians’

Activists on Mavi Marmara Fired First, Israeli Military Chief Says

Uribe’s appointment to flotilla probe guarantees its failure

To review eyewitness testimony, video and photos, click here.

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Gaza Flotilla: Eyewitness Accounts, Aftermath and International Outcry

On 5/31/10, the Israeli Defense Force attacked a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships en route to Gaza, while the ship was in international waters.  In this attempt to break the illegal and immoral blockade of Gaza, at least 9 were killed and dozens were injured.  Much of the subsequent media spin centered on the Mavi Marmara, where some on board responded in self-defense to lethal gunfire and the illegal activity by the IDF.

Below you will find numerous eyewitness reports and media that directly contradict the account provided by the Israeli military.  A UN probe is underway into the attack, and the international community must continue to apply pressure for condemnation and sanctions for this state sponsored terrorism.

Scribd: The Mavi Marmara Report from the IHH

Eyewitnesses, both activists and reporters, contradict Israeli account

Perhaps the best eyewitness account to begin with is that of Paul McGeough, twice named Australia’s journalist of the year. He writes: ‘The Israeli attack was timed for dawn prayers – when a good number of the men aboard the Mavi Marmara were praying on the aft deck of the big Turkish passenger ferry’.

Attack came in three phases

The Mavi Marmara tried to alter its course so that any further attack would occur during daylight, but the Israelis persisted and boarded the ship. They used paintball guns on passengers — the ammunition mixed with glass.

Gaza Flotilla Survivors

Documenting the Testimonies of the Survivors of Israeli Massacre of Gaza Flotilla.

Exclusive Intifada Interview with Ken O’Keefe: “Israel Executed People in International Waters”

Reporters Dispute Israeli Account of Raid

Israel killed more than 9, threw wounded into sea, witnesses say

Raw Footage of Marmara

Warning:  bloody footage of human trauma and death

Gaza flotilla attack: Activist releases new footage

IDF Beatings, Abuse, Doctored Evidence Emerge

Does a New Flotilla Video Show Israeli Commandos Executing Gaza Aid Ship Victim?

Kenneth O’Keefe Says it All. Must See Video

In the following videos you can watch a BBC presenter going out of her way to justify the Israeli hasbara murderous narrative. She is no doubt the devil’s advocate but she fails. Sentence by sentence, Ken O’Keefe manages to teach her and us what kindness and humanity are all about.

‘Flotilla passengers were tortured’

Further claims included torture by Israeli authorities once the passengers were taken into custody and brought into the Ashdod port. “The participants received physical blows and were subjected to psychological torture,” the report alleged.

IHH described that the raid developed in a hostile manner with the objective to kill, and considered the initial fired shots by the IDF not as warnings, but as shots that were meant to kill unarmed civilians on the ship. The passengers that were killed by shots to the head, who according to the report were unarmed, further proves the objective of the IDF, claimed IHH.

Another new account of the attack on the aid flotilla

Six armed commandos climbed over the rails and ordered: “Down! Sit down! Get down!”  My colleague, reporter Paul McGeough, told them: “We’re with The Sydney Morning Herald.”  And another commando said: “We know you’re with the Herald.”

Kiwi: “Israelis fired at will”

Eyewitness and victim recounts Israeli flotilla attack on an American boat and crew

Maine video producer recounts Gaza flotilla ordeal

Australian student tells of his flotilla ordeal

South Portland man: American beaten, bloodied in Gaza flotilla chaos

Canadian on Gaza flotilla says he was beaten

Gaza flotilla attack: British activists tell of abuse by Israelis

British survivor of Gaza flotilla raid: ‘Israelis ignored SOS calls’

Commandos used kidnapped captain’s child as threat?

Israelis shot people in forehead, says Pakistani

Freed Aussie scribes say Israeli commandoes were like “hyenas hunting”

‘I saw a lot of blood and started to feel sick, “says Brazilian boat was attacked by Israel

Inside the flotilla attack

Flotilla journalist recounts ordeal

Captured and detained by Israel, an American tells his story

The FPM has no confirmed information about the status of the other six: Iara Lee, a filmmaker from San Francisco; Kathy Sheetz, a retired nurse from Richmond, CA, and Woods Hole, MA; Ann Wright, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a U.S. diplomat until she resigned in opposition to theIraq war; David Schermerhorn, a film producer from Deer Harbor, WA; Fatima Mohammadi, a longtime activist from Chicago; and Khalid Turaani, who was founder and executive director of the former American Muslims forJerusalem and now lives in Dubai.

The hijacking of the truth: Film evidence ‘destroyed’

Watch Al-Jazeera’s Video From the Gaza Ship Raid

PHOTO – PASSENGERS ON ATTACKED FLOTILLA SHIP GAVE MEDICAL AID TO WOUNDED ISRAELIS!

The Images Israel Didn’t Want Seen: Video and Photographs from the Gaza-Bound Aid Flotilla

One journalist beats Israeli censorship on the Gaza flotilla attack

IHH head says Zionists brazenly lie. He confirms Jews threw corpses into sea

Elderly activist shot and ‘let bleed to death’

‘The ship turned into a lake of blood,’ says activist on Gaza flotilla

Testimony: Israeli Commandos Committed Cold Blooded Murder of Passengers

Flotilla Eyewitness: ‘I Think They Went Out to Murder’

Al Jazeera Reporter: Israel Fired On Gaza-Bound Ship Before Boarding (VIDEO)

Israelis shot people in forehead, says Pakistani

Activists: Israeli boat raiders had ‘assassination list’

In an interview with the UK’s Independent on Sunday, Al Jazeera reporter Jamal Elshayyal said passengers who rummaged through Israeli solders’ belongings during the raid found a list of names, accompanied with pictures, of people aboard the flotilla that aimed to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

Witness: The real story from Mavi Marmara: They were shooting to kill

‘Israelis threw 4 injured into the sea’

Israeli soldiers threw flotilla passengers into the sea

IHH President told us what happened: “One of our friends were shot after surrendering. Some of our friends were at sea. Even the doctor who treated soldiers were shot.”

Shot Australian says Israelis left him to bleed

VIDEO: Irish Citizen Tells How They Disarmed Israelis

Survivor Testimonies From Flotilla 31 May 2010

Journalists aboard Flotilla Speak out

“Our Potential to Create a Better World, a Just World”: Testimony of a Survivor of the Mavi Marmara Massacre

VIDEO: Israeli Attack on the Mavi Marmara. Smuggled one Hour Video reveals the Truth

Shocking Testimonials from the Mavi Marmara survivors. And one Israeli fembot by Lauren Booth

At one stage the captain of the boat can be heard over the public address system saying: “Do not show resistance … They are using live ammunition … Be calm, be very calm.” Gunshots can be heard.

Gaza flotilla attack: activist releases new footage

New footage has emerged of the Israeli assault on a convoy of aid ships headed to Gaza in which nine activists were killed.  The high-quality film was reportedly recorded by New York-based documentary maker Iara Lee aboard the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ship that bore the brunt of the Israeli attacks.  Israel attempted to confiscate all footage recorded by participants in the Gaza Freedom flotilla – including taking away mobile phones – but Lee managed to smuggle one hour of video out of the country by hiding it in her underwear, it was reported.

Eyewitness to the Israeli Assault on the Mavi Marmara

Video: IDF put Arsenic in detained Gaza flotilla volunteer’s food

Gaza flotilla members claim arsenic poisoning by IDF

Mavi Marmara Accounts: Violence, Theft, Abuse

Italian flotilla journalist: My credit card was used after IDF confiscated it

Israel looted Flotilla, activists say

According to Gaza flotilla survivors speaking to Press TV, activists on board the aid convoy were robbed of an estimated 3.5 million dollars in cash and equipment by Israeli commandos.  Hundreds of the campaigners have reported missing cash, laptops, phones and clothes after being released by Israel last week.

THE AFTERMATH

In raw video, reporters claim Israelis fired on activists before boarding ship

Israel’s Premeditated Murder of Peace Activists Was No Mistake

Flotilla witness says activists were defending themselves in fighting Israeli soldiers

IDF admits doctoring audio of raid on Gaza flotilla

The Gaza Flotilla: How Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fakes Photos of Seized Weapons

Israel’s Crude Forgery of Tape Backfires

IDF Retracts Claim al-Qaeda was on Flotilla, Corporate Media Silent

Did Activists Attack Israeli Soldiers In Self-Defense?

The Al Jazeera journalist describes the scenes as they unfold live, clearly stating that an activist has been shot and killed before Israeli troops board the vessel. He also says that a white flag has been raised in surrender to the Israeli army. On separate videos, messages broadcast to the passengers by loudspeaker can clearly be heard stating, “stop your resistance,” referring to the fact that the soldiers had guns.

Before the troops board the ship, the journalists report that the passengers are being pelted with tear gas and stun grenades. Booms and cracks echo in the background as the reporter states that one person has been killed.

Ex-Mossad agent: Gaza flotilla raid ’so stupid it’s stupefying’

The Aftermath of the Flotilla – by Anna Baltzer

One by one, the hundreds of witnesses aboard the vessels have been returning home to tell their stories after being stripped of any and all footage. By confiscating all non-military evidence of the incident, Israel has been able to successfully dominate the narrative, at least in the US where news of the attack had begun to dwindle by the time witnesses were released. One wonders, if Israel is conveying the whole story of what happened that night, why eliminate every single other piece of documentation? What does Israel have to hide?

THE VICTIMS

Putting Names To Faces: A brief introduction to the nine Turks murdered by the IDF on the Mavi Marmara

Autopsies reveal 9 men on Gaza aid boat shot, 5 in head

Gaza flotilla activists were shot in head at close range

Report: All aid flotilla victims shot dead

Turks shot multiple times on Gaza aid ship: forensics

Turkish activists’ bodies riddled with bullets, says autopsy report

Autopsy results on the nine Turkish activists killed in Monday’s raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship showed they had been shot a total of 30 times, many at close range…Five of those killed were shot either in the back of the head or in the back…In addition to those killed, 48 others suffered gunshot wounds and six activists were still missing, he added.

GORDON DUFF: AUTOPSY SHOWS ISRAEL EXECUTED WOUNDED, WORSE THAN MUNICH 1972

The entire world joined with Israel in 1972 when Black September radicals murdered Israeli Olympic athletes in Munich. The world was never told of the torture prisons in Israel or the truth about the 1967 War, the “land grab” and the ethnic cleansing that followed. Even still, the Munich attack was an unthinkable horror, one Israel has now duplicated with the execution slaying of peace activists and humanitarian aid workers. The Israeli paper, Hareetz has published the autopsy results.

Israel executed wounded, abused corpses and emptied automatic weapons into bodies at point blank range. These were the acts of brutal animals, not humans.

Turkish activists’ bodies riddled with bullets, says autopsy report

Autopsy results on the nine Turkish activists killed in Monday’s raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship showed they had been shot a total of 30 times, many at close range…Five of those killed were shot either in the back of the head or in the back…In addition to those killed, 48 others suffered gunshot wounds and six activists were still missing, he added.

THE INTERNATIONAL OUTCRY

Protests erupt across the world after Israeli raid

Thousands of anti-Israel protesters take to streets across Europe

Anti-US, Israel protests in New Zealand cities

International protests against Israel: Second Gaza bound ship seized

Anti-Israel protests on the streets of Ankara

Toronto protest against Israeli flotilla attack

Paris: Demonstrators tried to break into the Israeli embassy

Germany: Tens of thousands protest as Israel hijacks another aid ship

Thousands protest flotilla deaths, clashes in Athens

UN Secretary General to Israel: ‘End the blockade’

“Had the Israeli government heeded to international calls and my own strong and urgent and persistent call to lift the blockade of Gaza, this would not have happened,” Ban told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

Egypt Lifts Its Side Of Gaza Blockade

UN Security Council Members Demand Israel End Blockade

Russia condemns Israeli raid of humanitarian aid ships in neutral waters

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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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WE ALREADY KNEW LAST MAY THERE IS A BREECH IN THE WELL CASING BELOW THE SURFACE

BP oil admits to Gas & Oil leaking from ocean floor 7km away from Drill well site

BP Says Seepage From Ocean Floor Is NOT Related To Deepwater Horizon

BREAKING: Feds claim ‘seep’ 3 km away came from ANOTHER offshore oil facility

Top Expert: There Were No Natural Seeps Within 3 Kilometers of Blown Out Well

Gulf oil Spill Sea Floor Leak Now confirmed

Top Expert: There Were No Natural Seeps Within 3 Kilometers of Blown Out Well

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Feds find Multiple Methane , Oil Leaks From BOP and Sea Floor

BP Official Admits to Damage BENEATH THE SEA FLOOR

The evidence is growing stronger and stronger that there is substantial damage beneath the sea floor. Indeed, it appears that BP officials themselves have admitted to such damage. This has enormous impacts on both the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf, and the prospects for quickly stopping the leak this summer.

More bad news for BP as arsenic levels rise in seawater around the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Oil Spill “Could Go on Years and Years” …

The Obama Administration and senior BP officials are frantically working not to stop the world’s worst oil disaster, but to hide the true extent of the actual ecological catastrophe. Senior researchers tell us that the BP drilling hit one of the oil migration channels and that the leakage could continue for years unless decisive steps are undertaken, something that seems far from the present strategy.

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