Reappearance of Huge Plumes of Oil is Making It Hard to Pretend that the Problem Has Disappeared

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There is a flood of information coming out on the Gulf oil spill.

Why?

The reappearance of huge plumes of oil is making it hard to pretend that it has all gone away.

Here’s a roundup of some of the Gulf oil headlines from just the last 4 days:

More Independent Scientists Report “Vast Volumes of Oil Present on Seafloor”; Independent Research AGAIN Directly Contradicts NOAA/Coast Guard FindingsEXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Confirmed Fish Kill on Grand Isle; “Overpowering Stench of Death and Decay” Coming From BP “Death Mounds”Coast Guard Claims That Miles-Long Expanse of Oil on Gulf Surface Is Algae; Boat Captain: “I’ve never seen algae that looked orange, that was sticky, smelled like oil and that stuck to the boat and had to be cleaned off with solvent”“They are dying” says registered nurse working in Florida — I’m seeing “people who have been chemically poisoned”Valdez Toxicologist: “People are dropping dead now” — “I don’t think we’ll have to wait years to see the effects like we did in Alaska”State officials admit: “Worried about FISHERY COLLAPSES, based on the collapse of the herring fishery” after the Exxon Valdez”I’m scared of what I’m finding” says chemist — Corexit combines with oil to generate new compounds, many with “double bonds”Fishermen Report Louisiana Bays Filled With OilNEW TEST RESULTS: 8 out of 8 Blood Samples from BP Cleanup Workers Test Positive For Toxic Chemicals Found in BP OilFeds Are Allowing BP to Leave Oil on Gulf BeachesChemist: Women more at risk — “Bleeding from their vagina and anus. Small kids are bleeding from their ears. This stuff is busting red blood cells”Submerged oil surfaces: Fishermen say 10 MILE patch of brown foam “5 INCHES THICK with red swirls of oil”“They are literally shrimping in oil” says eyewitness — “It’s criminal” that officials keep waters openCatfish in lagoon “suffering burns across their heads and bodies” (VIDEO)Researchers discover oil plume drifting 300 miles from Macondo well (VIDEO)“May spark a whole new debate”: Scientist “astonished” that he found so much crude — Questions whether NOAA “dramatically understated” amount of oil in Gulf (VIDEO)“It’s Raining Bacteria”: Rain can spread flesh-eating microbes via “bio-aerosols” — “Also led to skin allergies and rashes”British Parliament report says Corexit 9500A “among the MOST CYTOTOXIC” dispersants studied — “Major concerns by lead scientists”Federal Government Intimidates More Independent Researchers46% of BP Oil Spill wildlife cleanup workers reported RASHES, itchy skin, or red skin — 35% with headachesCOREXIT appears to STILL be inside blue crab larvae says Tulane researchers in GulfEngineer confirms: “Toxic Corexit 9500A in MS Sound” after well cappedSenior NRDC Scientist: Still NO testing for heavy metals OR dispersant (VIDEO)Researchers find “VAST VOLUMES” of oil on seafloor — Includes “Thick Raw Crude” Scientists find “long plumes” of oxygen-depleted water “emanating” from BP’s Macondo well siteFishermen sprayed while sleeping in group of 20 boats tied together – Now under doctors’ care (VIDEO)Oil Spill Commission Co-Chair Startled By Federal Rig Inspectors’ Lack of Formal Training and Lack of Knowledge of Underwater Drilling Operations”We have dolphins that are hemorrhaging. People who work near it are hemorrhaging internally.” — BP dispersants are causing sickness (this is published by Al Jazeera, but is written by award-winning American reporter Dahr Jamail and quotes American scientists)Chemist: Chemicals from dispersed oil “coming down as rain”

And Frontline and ProPublica released a new documentary called The Spill which says:

BP has a terrible track record of safetyWorkers had “an exception degree of fear” and worried about dying at BP’s texas oil refinery, and BP’s own plant manager pleaded for safety measures to be implemented. Headquarters said no.BP’s giant Alaska facility was only designed to last until 1987, and then was supposed to be torn down. But instead, according to one of BP’s Alaska workers: “They’re going to run everything to failure”.BP’s philosophy is: “How many lives can we afford to lose before we have to deal with this?”BP stopped doing a basic oil pipeline safety measure, which caused a huge spill in AlaskaBP used too few inspectors, and used unqualified inspectorsThe giant Thunderhorse platform fell over because a key part was installed backwardsInternal documents show BP engineers trying to find ways to cut costs and cut corners, so BP bypassed numerous normal safety measures. When Tony Hayward took over as CEO, he said he was going to increase safety … at the same time he insisted on substantial new cost cutting measures.Because BP is not being reined in or restricted, and still has a cost-cutting culture, giant, future accidents will occur.

But as Greg Palast notes, The Spill is a whitewash sponsored by Chevron, rehashing information which Palast and others reported on years ago, and falsely implying that other oil companies have stellar safety records.

 

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by Mr Lennon Hendrix
on Wed, 10/27/2010 – 23:28
#682438

The government can’t paper over all the problems!

Login or register to post comments by williambanzai7
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 00:30
#682544

That won’t stop them from trying.

Login or register to post comments by tony bonn
on Wed, 10/27/2010 – 23:40
#682460

“BP has a terrible track record of safety “

bp has a terrible track record of truth….alas these thugs are the instruments of the bush / rockefeller crime syndicate in the destruction of all that is good to continue the fake war on terror, the war on democracy, and the war on freedom.

oil in which to wash their bloody hands. bush twin obama is the stool pigeon to spread the mayhem and terrorism. how many gallons of co-rexit will spill until these murderers are sated?

capital punishment for bp!

Login or register to post comments by palmereldritch
on Wed, 10/27/2010 – 23:45
#682475

Cue Augie… in 3, 2, 1…

Login or register to post comments by williambanzai7
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 00:00
#682500

I know this sounds simplistic, but it is true, you can’t cover shit with shinola! There is shit in the gulf, there is shit on Wall Street and there is shit in Washington DC, and no amount of shinola is going to change that.

Anyone who thinks otherwise….well:

Don’t know shit from shinola 😉

Login or register to post comments by George Washington
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 00:03
#682507

But its NOT shit … its just algae!

Login or register to post comments by Burnbright
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 00:23
#682534

It’s sad we have to joke about this shinola.

Login or register to post comments by williambanzai7
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 00:29
#682543

I think you mean this shit  😉

Login or register to post comments by trav7777
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 00:15
#682526

I think this is all Bush’s fault.

Really, we have a fucking President who didn’t want Kanye on a fundraiser saying he didn’t like black people.  So he had BP put a toxic chemical rug over the Gulf hoping that the oil could be swept under it, and a national media run by cousins of those who built the racial engineering pyramid of which he is the capstone.

Do not expect any mainstream source to EVER admit this guy is a failure.  70 years of social engineering by generations of cousins will NOT be allowed to be fucked with by something as mundane as the truth or reality.

Login or register to post comments by woolly mammoth
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 00:31
#682549

thanks for the update gw.

Login or register to post comments by Maos Dog
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 00:52
#682573

Let’s see for forty years now….

“Oil will run out on 2000”

“We are all going to die from global cooling”

“We are all going to die from nuclear winter”

“We are all going to die from acid rain”

“We are all going to die from the ozone hole”

“We are all going to die from global warming”

“The ice sheets are gone!”

 

So forgive me for calling bullshit on:

“We are all going to die from corexit”

 

And if I am wrong, sorry but it’s not my fault I have to reject this shit because of forty years of “the sky is falling bullshit.”

 

There is an important parable here: called “The boy who cried wolf”

Login or register to post comments by jeff montanye
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 01:00
#682587

you aren’t sorry.  or forgiven.

Login or register to post comments by dhengineer
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 01:07
#682595

Sure, and then, when the wolves really did show up and killed off the whole flock, nobody believed the kid.  But it still happened.  Those other things you mentioned (global warming/cooling, peak oil, acid rain, ozone hole, etc) are academic, slow-moving problems.  Corexit is an honest-to-goodness poison that actually kills people.  The effects on humans and wildlife are real and, most importantly, unlike Gore’s fake science, verifiable from many different areas of the Gulf.  It is true that we have been numbed and dumbed down by years of Chicken Little predictions, but that doesn’t mean that we should ignore a real problem when it does crop up.  Just because something hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean that it never will. 

Keep your eyes open.

Login or register to post comments by Seer
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 03:45
#682706

Those who died of cancer never were diagnosed as having cancer, until they were.  Based on your (faulty) logic cancer would NOT occur because it had never previously occurred.

Thanks for playing!

Login or register to post comments by The Navigator
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 01:28
#682610

I’d find the assertion more credible if it came from more websites (90%+ came from oilspillaction.com and floridaoilspilllaw.com)

Login or register to post comments by George Washington
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 01:31
#682615

Incorrect.  oilspillaction.com and floridaoilspilllaw.com link to the original source articles, such as USA Today.  Please click through … that’s how the Internet works!

Login or register to post comments by Arkadaba
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 04:03
#682721

+100 and like. Do some research kids.

Login or register to post comments by AssFire
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 01:43
#682623

Pathetic lawyer sites referenced= pretty weak bullshit…same ol’ GW.

Login or register to post comments by Seer
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 03:47
#682708

Why is it that your postings NEVER contain anything meaningful?  You NEVER have any viable alternative presentation.

Same ol’ dumb ass…

Login or register to post comments by Buttcathead
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 01:55
#682629

I dont care.  Bernacke is going to save the world.

Login or register to post comments by sodbuster
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 02:18
#682643

I’m confused- first Bennie and the inkjets said he saved the world- now Harry “I can’t read” Reid said HE saved the world!?

Login or register to post comments by Seer
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 03:47
#682709

“Mission accomplished” – George W. Bush

Login or register to post comments by Widowmaker
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 04:15
#682727

Don’t forget your flight suit.

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Force-Aviator-George-President/dp/B0002J9G1S

More like fraud suit.

Login or register to post comments by Eternal Student
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 02:48
#682661

Great and timely workr, GW. I was wondering why I hadn’t heard anything about the Gulf Oil disaster lately. The MSM sure is keeping it quiet.

And people should keep in mind that 40% of all seafood in the US comes from the Gulf.

As I mentioned before, I’d suspect a large part of this crap to end up in pet food.

Login or register to post comments by e_goldstein
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 03:05
#682671

george, for god’s sake,

please stay away from hot tubs.

Login or register to post comments by goldfish1
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 03:18
#682688

Can’t we just move on? /s

Login or register to post comments by Arkadaba
on Thu, 10/28/2010 – 04:01
#682719

Thanks again GW. I think the ramifications of this may even out weigh the Wall street meltdown.

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