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GULF AND OTHER OIL DISASTERS

Aug 25 17:27

Underwater 'River' of Oil Confirmed in Gulf

The hydrocarbon plume/river is 22 miles long, 1.2 miles wide and 650 feet high. It isn't pure crude, of course; it's more like a mix of oil and water.

Aug 25 15:14

The twisted tale of the missing 3rd well that blew at the Macondo Prospect

TransOcean Marianas first drilled at Well A from 7 Oct till 9 Nov 2009. On 28th Oct 2009 Tony Hayward (CEO of BP) disposed 220,000 shares on the same day the Marianas reported some serious well problems which lasted till 31 Oct 2009. Ten (10) days later (on 9 Nov 2009) the well was officially abandoned due to damages sustained from Hurricane Ida. The total depth drilled was only 4,023ft (1,226m) below mud line (bml). On 17th Nov 2009, Byron E Grote another BP Director sold 150,000 of his BP share holding.

On 3rd Feb 2010 the Deepwater Horizon (owned and operated by TransOcean) was directed to drill Well A, by re-entering the previously abandoned well. BP has maintained that this was the only well drilled in February till the blowout on 20 April 2010. The well apparently took a total of 10.5 weeks to reach the targeted reservoir at 18,000 ft bml around 16 April; 6.5 weeks longer than expected. The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) caught fire in a blowout 4 days later (on 20 April 2010) which resulted in the worst ever mega-oil spill disaster experienced during peace time.

Aug 25 12:53

In Time for Halloween, the BP Oil Spill Costume

Aug 25 09:56

BP Gulf Oil Spill's Walking Dead

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.

Yet other than those worried scientists few seemed to care.

Now more frightening evidence has emerged: areas of the Gulf Coast may have been saturated with high levels of benzene, hydrogen sulfide and radioactive hydrocarbon effluents--three deadly substances that can cause disease and death years after the initial exposures.

----Addendum----

"Benzene and Other Toxic Solvents and Chemicals" - Benzene is a known human carcinogen. Work-related exposure to benzene has been linked to the development of blood cancers and blood disorders. Examples of blood diseases that may be caused by occupational benzene exposure include acute myelogenous leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (which can progress into acute myelogenous leukemia over time), aplastic anemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Certain other toxic solvents and chemicals may also be a cause of blood cancers and disorders. Link: http://www.leukemiainfocenter.com/Benzene_Toxicity.html


"BP Death Clouds Already Onshore! Benzene-3400ppb & Hyrdrogen Sulfide-1200ppb TOXIC AIR ALERT" - before the news blackout

BP releases benzene in Texas too For 40 days, flares burned 500,000 pounds of toxic chemicals over BP's Texas City refinery. Yet residents didn't know until weeks later that the flare released 17,000 pounds of cancer-causing benzene. Link: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/7159288.html

Toxicity Chart of Hydrogen Sulfide Link: http://www.helium.com/items/1929422-bp-gulf-disaster-may-be-killing-mi...

Toxicological profile for hydrogen sulfide Link: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp114-c2.pdf

Radioactivity exposure: air, water, food supply
“Radioactive Hydrocarbon Effluent ...from oil and which possesses higher levels of radium isotopes. The deeper the petroleum reserves, the more likely the reservoirs of oil and methane in those geological formations will contain uranium, thorium or radium. Given the elevated levels of radioactivity at the source, the level of radioactivity associated with the hydrocarbon effluent coming out of the well will inevitably be impacted. Radium isotopes have inherent health risks that ought to be identified and properly disseminated. The concerned resident of the Gulf Coast may want to initiate him/herself in the area of health impacts due to long-term exposure to low grade radioactivity. Of course, the seafood, the waters and the beaches all provide different vehicles for such contamination to take place, each with varying consequences.'

ALERT: Environmental and Health Impacts of the BP Gulf Oil Spill Link: http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article21717.html

Scientists plead dispersants not be used: Scientists oppose the use of dispersant chemicals in the Gulf of Mexico Link: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/TODAY/Sections/aNEWS/2010/07-July%2010/Sci...

"Assessing the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health" - National Academies Press
Chapter 3: Short and long term physical effects on human health, p43 - p74 Link: http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12949&page=43

BP Oil Spill: Dealing with Uncertainty, Human Health and a Manhattan-Sized Toxic Soup Link: http://blog.nj.com/njv_jeff_toney/2010/08/bp_oil_spill_dealing_with_un...

BP oil poisons Gulf food chain Link: http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_7165.s...

Aug 25 09:55

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

Spanish fishermen who took part in a clean-up operation after the Prestige oil tanker spill in 2002 have shown symptoms of chromosomal damage and respiratory problems, a study released Tuesday said.

Aug 25 09:54

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

Moreover, Naman said that he searched for the main ingredient in the less toxic version of Corexit 9500 - propylene glycol - but there was none present.

Since BP and Nalco say that no dispersant containing 2-butoxyethanol has been sprayed in the Gulf for many months, that either means:

(1) BP has been lying, and it is still using 2-butoxyethanol. In other words, BP is still Corexit 9527 in the Gulf

or

(2) The dispersant isn't breaking down nearly as quickly as hoped, and the more toxic form of Corexit used long ago is still present in the Gulf.

Aug 25 08:04

Expert panel estimates ONLY “8 PERCENT of the total oil released into the water” has DEGRADED

Oil that has resisted dispersion and evaporation likely will “remain potentially harmful for decades,” MacDonald said at the congressional hearing, adding: “I expect the hydrocarbon imprint of the BP discharge will be detectable in the marine environment for the rest of my life.”

Aug 25 07:39

Internal ROV cam films BLACK BLOBS FLOWING from above cement plug

Aug 25 03:26

America's Gulf: Updating the Greatest Ever Environmental Crime

For months, US media reports distorted and lied about its severity, running cover for BP and the Obama administration, now practically avoiding the crisis altogether as it worsens. An August 20 Inter Press Service report is revealing, quoting Biloxi, MS fisherman Danny Ross saying hypoxia (depleted oxygen) is driving horseshoe crabs, stingrays, flounder, dolphins, and other sea life "out of the water" to escape. Another area fisherman, David Wallis said he's "seen crabs crawling out of the water in the middle of the day."

Aug 24 15:47

BP was warned of gas danger, contractor says

A contractor to BP testified Tuesday that he warned BP that it risked gas leaks in the Macondo well if it cut back on stabilizers for the pipe going down the hole. The warning, he told the Coast Guard-led inquiry into the disaster, was sent via e-mails to BP engineers, including one who refused to testify on Tuesday.

Jesse Gagliano, a technical advisor for Halliburton, which was contracted to cement the well, testified that two days before the explosion he sent BP a computer model showing severe risk of gas flowing into the cemented well if it used fewer than seven "centralizers" at different depths of the pipe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporations are by definition entities without conscience.
; this is why laws are needed to protect the public from corporations, which have as their only reason for being profit.

That being said, Obama had well over a year to correct the deficiencies of the Minerals Management Service, and did absolutely nothing to make that happen.

The consequences of this disaster will have an aftermath that will linger decades from now, in terms of destroying both the ecosystem and the lives of those people whose families had depended on the Golf coast for their living for generations.

Aug 24 15:23

Shrimpers on Opening Day: “We caught 12 shrimp”, “Nothing at all” — “Generations of shrimping … DONE”

“How did you do out there?” Craig [a charter fishing captain and guide] asks him. “Nothing. Nothing at all,” the despondent fisherman replies. “How much do you usually catch?” Craig asks. “Hundreds of pounds, sometimes a thousand pounds,” comes the reply.

Craig looks at me and says, “That’s not good.”

Minutes later another shrimper passes us, returning to port. “How’d you do?” Craig asks. “We caught 12 shrimp,” he replies, “That’s one-two shrimp.” …

Aug 24 09:10

The Gulf Crisis is Not Over Slow Violence and the BP Coverups

Three vanishing acts are being played out in the Gulf: the disappearing of the oil from the ocean surface by Corexit, the disappearing of the story by the media blockade, and the disappearing from view of the shadowy private contractors who are making a mint helping BP and the Coast Guard keep a cover on the clean-up. This triple vanishing trick, collectively choreographed by BP and sundry federal agencies, culminated on August 4th in a report released by NOAA that claimed 75% of the oil spill had been captured, burned, evaporated or broken down. The White House hailed the report as something to celebrate. Energy advisor Carol Browne announced: "the vast majority of the oil is gone."

Aug 24 08:37

“Homeless shelters are filling up with men thrown out of work by the spill” — Sleeping on mats in Florida; Large food charities “have run out of money”

Doug Alsem said he went to work… as part of BP’s cleanup program after the oil spill dried up business at his marine construction company in Belle Chasse, La. … “We were out there working and the lady called up … and said not to come back.. Some of these guys are just scratching their heads. They don’t know what they’re going to do.” …

At the Waterfront Rescue Mission’s homeless shelter in Pensacola, Fla., the spike started about two months ago and shows no sign of letting up. The shelter normally sees fewer occupants during the summer, but this year all 37 beds are full, along with 21 mats normally reserved for severe weather.

Aug 24 08:31

South of Tampa: Phones buzzing “with callers reporting oil”

In Sarasota, south of Tampa, “The phones are buzzing at the Sarasota Emergency Management Department with callers reporting oil in area waters,” according to the Herald Tribune.

“But investigators are finding nothing out of the ordinary,” Ed McCrane, director of Sarasota County Emergency Management, told the Tribune.

Aug 24 08:30

EPA data: Cumulative amount of Hydrogen Sulfide UP 800 PERCENT in coastal Louisiana since well was ‘capped’ on July 15

ourly readings in last day have averaged 15-20 times above the EPA’s “safe exposure level”

Aug 23 20:33

BP Gulf Oil Spill Seafloor Fractured So Bad Oil May Leak For Years Even If Relief Well Succeeds

Since the blowout BP has stonewalled congress about the integrity of the well and cracks in sea floor.

Immediately after BP capped the well the pressure was far short of target BP and the Government set for an “intact well” and as time passed the pressure still failed to rise significantly indicating the well integrity test failed.

Soon afterward the ROV’s spotted a new leak on the BOP.

The feds then ignored the warning signs, which included multiple leaks on the BOP and the sea bed. and allowed the well to remain shut in even though it risked an uncontrolled underground blowout and came up with a fantasy story about well depletion being the cause of the low pressure in the well.

Then came the news that 40 feet of the relief well collapsed followed by the discovery of a new methane leak found coming from the base of the BOP just inches from the well.

The government then allowed BP to fill the well with mud during the static kill operation and declared that the well was dead even though the well continued to leak.

As the well continued to leak the Government then gave BP the authorization to fill the production casing with cement even though there was a risk that the cement would not cure properly because of the leaks.

That was followed by an increase of oil and methane hydrate leaks popping up all over the sea floor after which BP started filtering the video feeds to hide the leaks.

Then 48 hours after cementing the well the leaks coming from the sea floor continued and became worse as BP started to degrade the quality of the video feeds and was caught once again filtering the video to hide oil and methane leaks from the cracks on the sea floor.

Then oil industry experts came forward and declared that the entire static kill operation failed and has made it even harder for BP to seal the well.

Finally, almost out of the blue, BP lowered a tool to the well flush it of hydrocarbons in a test that was supposed to run for 48 hours but for some unexplained reason was interrupted last light.

That leads us up to today when the federal government has postponed the relief wells until September while admitting that a collapse in the rock formation and not the cement it pumped into the well may be preventing the flow of oil.

Meanwhile the leaks on the sea floor continue and we have even seen a massive tornado form on the sea floor and a crater that was apparently created from it.

All of these events combined with BK Lim’s analysis and Dr. Bea’s revelations tell us that we have some massive fractures on the sea floor that are leaking all over the place and while the BP and the Feds have declared mission accomplished in reality this is far from over.

Aug 23 18:18

Thousands of dead fish surface at mouth of Mississippi River

Thousands of fish have turned up dead at the mouth of Mississippi River, prompting authorities to check whether oil was the cause of mass death, local media reports said Monday.

The fish were found Sunday floating on the surface of the water and collected in booms that had been deployed to contain oil that leaked from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Times-Picayune reported.

"By our estimates there were thousands, and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish," St Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro was quoted as saying in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Excuse me, but isn't this the same Gulf President Obama just assured the American people was clean, safe, and free from pollutants, and that the seafood from this region was safe to eat?!?

Honestly, the whole world knows when this man is lying: he opens his mouth...and words come out of it!!!!!!

Aug 23 15:51

Large fish kill found at mouth of Mississippi River Gulf outlet

Thousands of dead fish and other marine life have been found at the mouth of the Mississippi River outlet into the Gulf of Mexico, according to the president of St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana.

"I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish," Craig Taffaro said of the Sunday discovery. Dead species included crabs, sting rays and a variety of fish.

Aug 23 14:39

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

Louisiana State University fish toxicologist Kevin Kleinow has found that the dispersants used in the Gulf increase the amount of toxins the fish absorb and then, once exposed, makes it harder for the fish to get rid of the toxins through normal biological processes.

Aug 23 11:12

Where Did BPs Oil Spill Go?

Then, hungry for dramatic TV footage to support Barack Obama's announcement, that the BP – or, as he preferred, 'British Petroleum' – oil spill was 'the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced', news networks descended on their town. They quickly found what they were looking for: shocking images of Pensacola's famously white beaches thickly-coated with sticky, black crude oil and apparently beyond salvation. The apocalyptic message was reinforced in doom-laden interviews with locals. 'It's damn near biblical. This place is done for!' lamented 36-year-old Kevin Reed, whose family have swum and sunbathed in the area for generations. His anguish was understandable. Yet, as I saw this week, nothing could be further from the truth.

Aug 23 10:53

Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants

The U.S. state of Mississippi recently reopened all of its fishing areas. The problem is that commercial shrimpers refuse to trawl because they fear the toxicity of the waters and marine life due to the BP oil disaster.

Aug 23 08:27

EPA demands less-toxic dispersant

The Environmental Protection Agency informed BP officials late Wednesday that the company has 24 hours to choose a less-toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to government sources familiar with the decision, and must apply the new form of dispersants within 72 hours of submitting the list of alternatives.

The move is significant, because it suggests federal officials are now concerned that the unprecedented use of chemical dispersants could pose a significant threat to the Gulf of Mexico's marine life. BP has been using two forms of dispersants, Corexit 9500A and Corexit 9527A, and so far has applied 600,000 gallons on the surface and 55,000 underwater.

Aug 23 08:19

Oil is here to stay Gulf park estates Ocean Springs Ms

Aug 23 08:19

Oil in Oyster Bayou

Aug 23 08:02

BP Spill Oil Already Entering the Gulf Food Chain

The recent discovery of trace amounts of oil in blue crab larvae has left experts forecasting dire news for the Gulf ecosystem. It’s evidence that the oil from the spill loosed from the Deepwater Horizon explosion has already begun working its way up the food chain — where it could be fatal to animals who ingest it.

Aug 23 07:50

BP Gulf Cover-Up Exposed

Dr Robert Bea, a top scientist on Pres. Obama's Gulf team has just confirmed our previous story below, stating BP drilled an undisclosed second well, which could even now be leaking unseen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More confirmation that there are two wells that have been shown on the ROV cameras, the blown-out well "B" and the now seen capped well "A".

Aug 23 07:41

Portions of the Gulf are So Toxic that Dolphins, Fish, Crabs, Stingrays and Other Animals are "Trying to Crawl Out of the Water"

On Friday, Inter Press Service reported:

Danny Ross, a commercial fisherman from Biloxi… said he has watched horseshoe crabs trying to crawl out of the water, and other marine life like stingrays and flounder trying to escape the water as well. He believes this is because the water is hypoxic. …

David Wallis, another fisherman from Biloxi… [said] “I’ve seen crabs crawling out of the water in the middle of the day. This is going to be affecting us far into the future.”

This has been a common occurrence since BP started spilling oil into the Gulf.

Aug 23 02:02

How Has it Come to This?

The scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a grey sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. To get to the beach, we walk past a red, plastic barrier fence that until very recently was there to keep people away from the oil-soaked area. Now, there are a few openings that beach goers can use. The fence is left largely intact, I presume, for when they will need to close the beach again when the next invasion of BP’s oil occurs.

Aug 22 11:34

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

Since July, “Heavy sheen and persistent clouds of dingy brown water washing up in pockets” from the Perdido Pass near Pensacola, Florida to Mississippi is staining the white sand. A recent snorkeling trip along Fort Morgan found the bottom just offshore covered in a fine layer of brown residue,” Raines reports.

Aug 22 11:00

Ed Overton slips up -- Reveals storms can AEROSOLIZE weathered oil and SPREAD IT AROUND

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which means the toxins are being drawn up into the weather systems over the gulf, then to rain down on our food crops across the great plains!

Aug 22 10:19

MSNBC: Hydrocarbons flowing "into the FORMATION" is "THE DOOMSDAY SCENARIO"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And again, looking at this video of the oil flowing out of the destroyed well, from before July 15th, it is possible to read the X coordinate of the ROV and confirm we were then being shown well "B", whereas the videos of the capped well are being taken at the earlier abandoned well "A".

Aug 22 10:15

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

Aug 22 10:13

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BP is working overtime to limit its liability here, and the Federal Government is letting them get away with it!

Aug 22 10:06

THE GULF IS STILL LEAKING - DID BP SWITCH THE WELL SEEN ON TV? (UPDATED)

Aug 22 10:01

“THE REAL DOOMSDAY SCENARIO” is a compromised FORMATION and uncontrolled flow to seafloor: Bob Cavnar on MSNBC

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the X coordinate in the well video. That is well "B" we are seeing pour oil into the gulf, not well "A" which is the capped well!

Aug 22 09:36

And Now: The Stealth Obama Ocean Grab

It's not enough that the White House is moving to lock up hundreds of millions of acres of land in the name of environmental protection. The Obama administration's neon green radicals are also training their sights on the deep blue seas. The president's grabby-handed bureaucrats have been empowered through executive order to seize unprecedented control from states and localities over "conservation, economic activity, user conflict and sustainable use of the ocean, our coasts and the Great Lakes."_

Aug 22 09:32

Activist: Gulf fishermen being held responsible for toxic seafood

The US government, and even President Obama himself, have said that Gulf seafood is safe to eat in the wake of the massive BP oil spill.

But an admission from the federal government that it hasn't been testing Gulf seafood for toxic heavy metals, and news that fishermen are being forced to sign waivers making them liable for toxins in their catch, suggest not everyone is convinced of the safety of Gulf seafood.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Could the US government and BP possibly punish the victims - and the American people - any more ruthlessly than make fisherman sign waivers of responsibility for the toxicity of the seafood, and let that seafood into the American food chain?!?

Aug 21 21:39

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

Aug 21 21:37

Feds provide further evidence that the FORMATION has COLLAPSED around BP’s Macondo well

Aug 21 21:30

Oil will not degrade for DECADES!

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.

Aug 21 19:43

Oil coming ashore, Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Residents living in DeSoto Landing say they've never seen this black mess before. 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."

Aug 21 10:26

Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants

The U.S. state of Mississippi recently reopened all of its fishing areas. The problem is that commercial shrimpers refuse to trawl because they fear the toxicity of the waters and marine life due to the BP oil disaster.

"We come out and catch all our Mississippi oysters right here," James "Catfish" Miller, a commercial shrimper in Mississippi, told IPS. Pointing to the area in the Mississippi Sound from his shrimp boat, he added, "It's the only place in Mississippi to catch oysters, and there is oil and dispersants all over the top of it."

Aug 21 10:21

BP's "Cloak of Silence": Geology is "Fractured", Relief Wells May Fail

"In other words, the geology beneath the seafloor is so fractured, with soft and unstable salt formations, that we may never be able to fully kill the well even with relief wells. Instead, the loss of containment of the oil reservoir caused by the drilling accident could cause oil to leak out through seeps for years to come. See this and this for further background."

Aug 21 09:30

Are We Witnessing the Death of Our Planet?

Howard Beale
Activist Post

It seems that we are witnessing the death of our planet right before our very eyes. The extreme weather, Gulf oil disaster and use of deadly dispersants, to decades of agrichemical and synthetic medicines leeching into water ways, and general human pollution resulting in having to now map the North Atlantic Garbage Patch (not to be confused with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch) -- has resulted in major breaches to our interdependent life system.

Here are a few recently-reported disturbing indicators that our life support system may be nearing critical condition:

Aug 21 07:51

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

Aug 21 07:50

Feds say FORMATION may have COLLAPSED around outside of wellbore

Aug 21 07:45

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

Aug 21 07:44

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

Aug 21 07:42

NOAA says amount of METHANE not made public... because it can't be skimmed

Aug 21 07:41

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

Feds admit NOT using BP's thick, black crude for testing -- Irrelevant light, sweet crude used instead
Aug 21 07:39

Engineer who worked for BP: Geology around blow-out is “FRACTURED” and “could keep leaking for YEARS”

Aug 21 07:30

“My concern” is that “the Gulf seafood industry WON’T BE THERE” says top oceanographer (VIDEO)

Aug 21 07:27

Fisherman Forced To Release BP From Liability For Contaminated Seafood

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feds admit they are NOT testing fish in the oiled areas of the gulf, and now Fisherman are being told that they must accept all legal liability fore the safety of the fish they catch and sell. THIS is what Fascism is all about; government (the US) and corporations (BP) working together against the general population (YOU)!

Aug 21 06:08

New guidelines could rule out many oil claims

Curt Anderson
Associated Press

A flower shop in Florida that saw a drop-off in weddings this summer is probably out of luck. So is a restaurant in Idaho that had to switch seafood suppliers. A hardware store on the Mississippi coast may be left out, too.

The latest guidelines for BP's $20 billion victims compensation fund say the nearer you are geographically to the oil spill and the more closely you depend on the Gulf of Mexico's natural resources, the better chance you have of getting a share of the money.

Aug 20 20:59

Feds finally admit NO testing of seafood if it's been in oiled water

Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety Government Panel, House Committee Energy & Commerce, Energy and Environment, August 19, 2010:

Edward Markey, (D-MA) Subcommittee Chairman.

Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, Senior Adviser Food and Drug Administration -- Science, Innovation, and Policy.

"WE HAVE SO FAR TESTED IN ABOUT 500 ANIMALS" - Donald Kraemer, Acting Deputy Director Food and Drug Administration, Food Safety.

Aug 20 17:20

Attention Gulf Coast Residents: Testing the Water

Testing the Water is a grassroots movement of concerned citizens is dedicated to ascertaining the true magnitude of health risks associated with exposure to oil and chemical dispersants in the Gulf waters through independent laboratory testing. Our citizen's coalition supports the advocation of the Precautionary Principle when it comes to Environmental Protection & Safety.

Aug 20 16:20

Feds admit formation may have collapsed around bottom of wellbore

Collapse of formation surrounding wellbore may be blocking bottom of annulus, not cement. …

Aug 20 13:46

NOAA Retracts Report That Majority Of BP Gulf Oil Spill Oil Is Gone

NOAA Retracts Report That Majority Of BP Gulf Oil Spill Oil Is Gone
Posted by tips - August 20, 2010 at 4:25 am
NOAA Scientists Retracts Findings That Oil From BP Gulf Oil Spill Has Vanished From Gulf
BP oil spill: US scientist retracts assurances over success of cleanup
NOAA’s Bill Lehr says three-quarters of the oil that gushed from the Deepwater Horizon rig is still in the Gulf environment while scientists identify 22-mile plume in ocean depths

Aug 20 09:31

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

The actual existence of the plume was in some doubt until a team of researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution provided incontrovertible proof. The researchers managed to catch up with the plume about three miles southwest of the original blowout location, then used a remote-controlled submarine and an underwater spectrometer to figure out its dimensions. They were able to study the plume for ten days in June before Hurricane Alex forced them from the area. It's still not known whether this was the only plume or whether others formed, and the team said at a press conference today that they would be unwilling to commit themselves either way on that point.

Aug 20 09:29

Get your Deepwater Oil Spill warning signs HERE!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I want one for my office wall! :)

Aug 20 09:17

22-Mile Oil Plume Found in Gulf

Scientists have detected an underwater plume of oil the size of Manhattan, according to the Wall Street Journal. The findings, published yesterday, further undermine the Obama administration’s optimistic view that most of the Deepwater Horizon oil has already disappeared.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Optimistic view?" It was a flat out @#%ing LIE for the sake of the November elections! Look at this story. Obama has declared the crisis fixed by fiat! Nothing more to see here, people; move along and don't forget to vote Democratic in November!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 20 09:14

Giant Underwater Plume Confirmed—Gulf Oil Not Degrading

Many scientists had predicted that oil-eating bacteria—already common in the Gulf due to natural oil seeps—would process much of the crude leaked from BP's Deepwater Horizon wellhead, which was capped July 15. (Read more about how nature is fighting the oil spill.)

But new evidence shows that a 22-mile-long (35-kilometer-long), 650-foot-high (200-meter-high) pocket of oil has persisted for months at depths of 3,600 feet (1,100 meters), according to a team from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts.

Aug 20 09:12

Invisible oil plume could be dangerous to marine life

The oil is there, at least 22 miles of it. You just can’t see it.

Aug 20 09:06

Toxic Oil Found Deep on Gulf Seafloor?

Weeks after the U.S. government claimed that the "vast majority" of oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill has been taken care of, oil has possibly been found deep on the Gulf seafloor, scientists announced this week.

Aug 20 09:04

Grim News from the Gulf: Invisible Plumes and Bleaker Estimates

The latest estimate, writes Randy Rieland at environmental hub Grist, is that "only 10 percent of the oil that gushed out of the Deepwater Horizon well was 'actually removed from the ocean.'" That's one of the more "pessimistic" estimates thus far, and comes from an oceanographer at Florida State University. It's also "wildly at odds with what the feds have been saying--that as much as 75 of the oil is gone."

Aug 20 09:03

Commerce Secretary Exaggerates Obama Administration’s Aid for Gulf Oil Spill

Earlier this week Commerce Secretary Gary Locke descended on Louisiana to announce a $30.7 million grant for a coastal restoration project near Port Fourchon. He called the funding a sign of the “administration’s commitment to help the Gulf Coast’s economy and environment recover in the wake of the BP oil spill.”

There was just one problem — funding for the project was approved months before the oil spill. And according to the state agency in charge of coastal restoration, there was no action even necessary by the Department of Commerce for the project to progress.

Aug 20 07:52

The Art of Mass Deception – Part 1 Ballistic Analysis of DWH & Riser wreck.

BP’s attempts to spin the disaster into an art form through the mass media and paid advertisement are all part of BP’s Charade. The failing Static Kill on the “wrongly” capped well (Macondo A) is just one of the “broken steps”. The return of BP Zombie Well by Fintan Dunne aptly described the multiple failures in trying to kill the wild well. Is there more to it? Did BP drill one or two wells? Apparently the wells were drilled outside their approved period of exploration. Despite what it seems Well B was not drilled at its proposed location. Instead after plugging well A, DWH drilled on an unreported location which blew on 20th April 2010. Were regulations contravened?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More confirmation that two wells are in play on those ROV TV cameras!

Aug 19 22:01

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

The geology is fractured.

Usually, the deeper you drill, the more pressure it takes to fracture rock. This is called the "fracture gradient".

But when BP was drilling this well, the fracture gradient reversed. Indeed, BP lost all pressure as it drilled into the formation.

WB: Is it possible that this fractured, subsea salt geology will make it difficult to permanently kill the oil leak using relief wells?

Bea: Yes, it could. The Santa Barbara channel seeps are still leaking, decades after the oil well was supposedly capped. This well could keep leaking for years.

Aug 19 19:00

BP accused of withholding 'critical' spill data

The company that owned the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is accusing BP of withholding critical evidence needed to investigate the cause of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, according to a confidential document obtained by The Associated Press. BP called the claims a publicity stunt.

The new complaint by Transocean follows similar complaints by U.S. lawmakers about difficulties obtaining necessary information from BP in their investigations.

Aug 19 14:35

Researchers say they saw 22-mile hydrocarbon plume in Gulf

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution said they detected a plume of hydrocarbons in June that was at least 22 miles long and more than 3,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a residue of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

According to the institution, the 1.2-mile-wide, 650-foot-high plume of trapped hydrocarbons provides at least a partial answer to recent questions asking where all the oil has gone as surface slicks shrink and disappear.

Aug 19 12:46

Major study proves oil plume that's not going away

A 22-mile-long invisible mist of oil is meandering far below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, where it will probably loiter for months or more, scientists reported Thursday in the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume from the BP spill.

The most worrisome part is the slow pace at which the oil is breaking down in the cold, 40-degree water, making it a long-lasting but unseen threat to vulnerable marine life, experts said.

Earlier this month, top federal officials declared the oil in the spill was mostly "gone," and it is gone in the sense you can't see it. But the chemical ingredients of the oil persist more than a half-mile beneath the surface, researchers found.

Aug 19 12:18

Oil Dispersants have made BP disaster catastrophic

Aug 19 10:36

BP accused of withholding 'critical' spill data

In a sternly worded letter to BP's attorneys, Transocean said the oil giant has in its sole possession information key to identifying the cause "of the tragic loss of eleven lives and the pollution in the Gulf of Mexico," and that the company's refusal to turn over the documents has hampered Transocean's investigation and hindered what it has been able to tell families of the deceased and state and federal investigators about the accident.

Aug 19 09:50

FLASHBACK - Al Jones: Fish kills cause concern in Sound

What’s going on in the Mississippi Sound?

A couple of fish kills occurred along the beaches of Pass Christian and Long Beach this week with reports of dead stingray, flounder and crabs.

Aug 19 09:50

FLASHBACK - Thousands of dead fish discovered

- Tens of thousands of dead fish washed ashore between Fort Monroe and Grandview Island Beach in Hampton Wednesday morning.

John Bull with the Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) told WAVY.com the fish are a result of a commercial fishing spill.

Aug 19 09:49

FLASHBACK - Not BP? Hundreds of dead fish & crabs wash up just before FL Seafood Fest; Fishermen ask DISPERSANTS? Officials blame OXYGEN levels

[F]ollowing an unexplained fish kill in St. Joseph’s Bay… Officials called the emergency meeting at the park to address concerns about rumors of large oil sheens sighted off St Joseph’s Bay, and whether there was any correlation with a fish kill in the same vicinity.

[D]ead fish and crabs began washing up along the shoreline by the hundreds. In addition, anonymous reports started coming in of a brown sludgy material sighted six miles offshore [Feds now say seaweed]…

Aug 19 09:48

FLASHBACK - Fairhaven, MA: Dead Fish Wash Ashore In Thousand

Aug 19 08:47

Blaylock Wellness Report: BP Crisis Spotlights Dangers Of Volatile Chemicals To Your Health

As with all modern disasters, getting to the truth is not an easy task. First, people along the Gulf Coast were told that BP and the EPA had placed benzene monitors along the Alabama and Florida coasts, and that there was no indication of any VOCs. A senior reporter from WEAR-TV, an ABC affiliate in Pensacola, was unable to find any air-quality monitors in that area.

Several studies have found there is no threshold for carcinogenesis — that is, a level of benzene exposure at which lower levels are nontoxic. It appears that benzene is toxic at all levels and with chronic exposure — especially in people with certain genetic weaknesses — cancer is likely to develop.

Symptoms from VOCs are many times mistaken for other forms of illnesses, but generally they include headaches, dizziness, nausea, eye irritation, coughing, shortness of breath, nasal irritation, and multiple chemical sensitivity. Some of the gases have an odor, but others are odorless.

Aug 19 08:34

Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill

Gina M. Solomon, MD, MPH; Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD, MPH

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico poses direct threats to human health from inhalation or dermal contact with the oil and dispersant chemicals, and indirect threats to seafood safety and mental health. Physicians should be familiar with health effects from oil spills to appropriately advise, diagnose, and treat patients who live and work along the Gulf Coast or wherever a major oil spill occurs.

Aug 19 08:28

FLASHBACK - MSNBC: "Scientists starting to voice concerns about methane being at levels that will kill millions"

Aug 19 08:27

FLASHBACK - Oil Expert Cavnar: "They know this well can't be shut in for a long period of time"

Aug 19 08:25

FLASHBACK - 42,000 Claims On Hold Or Being Adjusted Downward By BP

Aug 19 08:24

FLASHBACK - Oil Gulf Air "Unsafe"

Aug 19 08:16

BP, Feds don’t know what’s causing pressure drop: “We’re concerned about the vital signs of this well. We continue to be concerned about the vital signs.”

We’re trying to do two things while the evaluation of alternatives is going on. We have the opportunity to develop more vital signs for the well, one of them being to remove all foreign objects — all foreign liquids from the current well, flush it, and fill it with seawater, so we have exactly the same density of material inside and outside the BOP that will allow us to do an ambient pressure test to see if there’s any kind of pressure, a rise or fall related to something other than what we believe now to be the gas bubbles that are escaping and causing the drop in pressure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is what I think happened.

The MMS paperwork for the Macondo well complex indicates two wells were drilled. Early in the year, the "A" well was drilled, but ran into trouble and was abandoned. Then the "B" well was drilled, which resulted in the destruction of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and the massive blowout.

We know that the pipe and well casing for well "B" was destroyed in at least one location about 1000 feet below the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. This was the reasn for the failure of the first "Top Kill" procedure.

CNN reported on two other potential leaks at 9,000 feet and 17,000 feet.

Therefore, it made no sense to try to cap the well July 15th, much less to claim a success, unless BP pulled a fast one and switched the ROV camera back to the abandoned Well "A", and capped that for the benefit of the TV audience. This ia borne out by the navigation data for the ROVs which show the ROV camera showing the cap located well away from the blown out Deepwater Hporizon well "B", at the location for well "A".

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Click for larger image So, what I think happened is that under the cover of Tropical Depression Bonnie, the ROV and some ships were moved over from Well "B" to well "A", which they figured could be easily capped for the V audience. But remember, well "A" was abandoned after it ran into trouble, so I think the pipe and casing for well "A" is also damaged, and BP wasn't prepared to deal with both well being blown out below the surface.

Aug 19 07:48

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

[There] is concern about how poisonous dispersants are… “What’s really important is oil mixed with dispersants is more toxic than just oil alone… and now we have dispersants on an unprecedented scale put into the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico,” [Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council executive director Mark] Swanson said…”

Aug 19 07:46

Spike Lee: “I really think that THIS IS GOING TO BRING ABOUT THE DOWNFALL of the United States of America”, it’s all about greed — “The BP’s been running things”

SPIKE LEE: You see these commercials, these PSA commercials, they run day and night. They say, like — well, we’ll decide if you have a legitimate claim. That’s like the — the insurance companies deciding down here. Very few people got their money. So, for me, Keith, what — the threat between the first documentary when the levees broke and this one, “If God is Willing, Da Creek Don’t Rise” is greed — is all about greed. And I really think that this is going to bring about the downfall of the United States of America because we have people in office appointed and voted in and people in big business positions who only care about the dollar bill and there are people get harmed, people die. They say that’s the cost of doing business. …

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I absolutely agree with him.

Aug 19 07:40

BP administrator dismisses state “I’m watching on TV — The beaches look fabulous”

Senate President Jeff Atwater on BP claims czar Ken Feinberg:

“Ken Feinberg was quoted today saying that ‘I’m watching on TV. The beaches look fabulous.’”

“These remarks came as he seemed dismissive of Floridians who are seeking financial relief.”

“Understanding the serious problems facing Floridians along the Gulf takes more than watching television, and our beaches are not the only place in Florida facing the threat.”

Aug 18 16:31

Fisherman Demand Real Representation, Instead are Blamed for Causing, “Bad Press”

This is absolutely disgusting. These fisherman have had their lives destroyed and when they finally had a platform to voice their concerns, they were not only mocked but actually BLAMED for destroying the fishing industry. Who do the representatives at the town think they are kidding? The use of toxic dispersant in the Gulf has poisoned the fish, and wrecked havoc on the fishing industry. Speaking out against this is not only important, it is the RIGHT thing to do whether it hurts your industry our not.

Aug 18 14:52

BP stock now trading below closing price on day wellhead was ‘capped’

Aug 18 14:49

USF scientists find oil spill damage to critical marine life

Far from being gone, the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster appears to still be causing ecological damage in the Gulf of Mexico, according to new findings from University of South Florida scientists.

And scientists from the University of Georgia said the amount of oil that remains in the water could be 70 to 79 percent of the more than 4 million barrels of oil that escaped into the gulf.

Aug 18 14:41

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: BIO-ACCUMULATION of chemicals that MUTATE GENETIC MATERIAL will continue for years in Gulf oysters, shrimp and crab

[P]olycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)… include mutagens and probable carcinogens… these chemicals accumulate for years in invertebrates. The Gulf provides about two-thirds of the oysters in the United States and is a major fishery for shrimp and crab.

Aug 18 13:58

Non-stop plumes emanating from seafloor

Aug 18 13:52

Head of Navy tours Gulf, shocked by amount of oil

“Wow, what are we in sir?” — Fisherman responds “Kind of looks like a UFO underwater, don’t it?”

Aug 18 10:57

Underground leak source in Hammond remains unidentified; EPA plans visit today

BP has a crude oil pipeline and a finished product pipeline that carries gasoline and diesel fuel in the area, Novak said.

Aug 18 09:59

Seafloor covered in oil 40 miles south of Panama City, FL - HEADING EAST

Aug 18 09:59

Fishermen find oil and dispersants on Mississippi shrimping and oyster grounds

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government lied to you. The US Government is willing to let you and your children eat poisoned food for the sake of upcoming elections and BP's profitability! What does it take to get you angry?

Aug 18 09:55

Most of BP oil still out there? Scientists say so - Disaster in the Gulf - msnbc.com

Two new scientific reports Tuesday raised fresh fears about the environmental fallout from the world's worst offshore oil spill and questioned government assurances that most of the oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico was already gone.

Aug 18 09:45

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

Aug 18 09:35

Nearly 80pc of Gulf spill oil still in water: experts

Nearly 80 per cent of the oil spilled from a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is still in the gulf, US scientists have estimated, challenging a more optimistic assessment by the US government earlier in the month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now the whole world knows the US Government is lying about the Gulf Oil Disaster the same way the USSR lied about Chernobyl!

Aug 18 09:32

Gulf oil spill still a threat to seafood, JAMA study indicates

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill still poses threats to human health and seafood safety, according to a study published Monday by the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association.

The report comes two days after President Obama and members of his family swam in the Gulf at Panama City Beach and ate fish caught there, and hours after this year's commercial shrimping season officially kicked off along the Louisiana coast.

Federal officials disputed the new report and said ongoing testing is aggressive and sufficient to protect public health.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First off, it is already news around the world that Obama;s swim did not take place in the gulf itself, but at a private beach (possibly even a pool) inside a sheltered bay. Based on that deception, one should not accept the origins of the fish taco at face value, and even if they found a few safe fish for the President to eat, that does not prove the toxicity or lack of same for fish elsewhere in the Gulf. It's pure PR and as I noted further down, Obama is apparently willing to let Americans eat poisoned food for the sake of a few more votes in November.

Aug 18 09:29

Toxic oil levels found in key Gulf breeding zone, scientists say

Scientists have found evidence that oil has become toxic to marine organisms in a section of the Gulf of Mexico that supports the spawning grounds of commercially important fish species.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama lied when he declared the Gulf "Open for Business". He staged a fake swim photo=op, not actually in the Gulf, to sell everyone on the idea that the gulf waters are safe to swim in and the food is safe to eat. He did that, not for the benefit of the people of the Gulf, but to help his huge campaign donor BP and to try to make the issue vanish from the public awareness in time for the November Elections.

In other words, Obama has no problems letting you eat poisoned food for the sake of a few more votes!

Monsters do not come any more obvious than this!

Aug 18 08:49

BP plan for relief wells calls the 'C' and 'D'

Most of this file is technical crap that doesn't make sense to us regular people, but look at the very first page. BP filed with the government to call the relief wells "C" and "D." If there never were a Well B why would the two relief wells hop a letter to become C and D? One more piece of circumstantial evidence.

Aug 18 08:42

WJLA's Doug McKelway Reports on Liberal Oil Spill Rally

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And got suspended...

Aug 18 08:20

Gulf Shrimpers Find Oil In Reopened Fishing Areas. Governnment Says "Shut Up". Sierra Club Alleges Areas Were Solely Reopened to Limit BP's Liability

"We've got shrimpers out there saying there is oil out there," Miller said. "We had a meeting Wednesday night where we had over 150 shrimpers... who are saying there is oil out there and these underwater plumes are varying in size and shape. This stuff is obviously moving around out there."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Real patriots will eat those shrimp! Real Americans LOVE the taste of petroleum in their food!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 18 07:54

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.

Reporting his findings to his supervisor, a private consulting company hired by BP, the reply, according to his logbook came back: "Told—no reporting of oil or tar balls anymore. Don't put on report. We're here for boom removal only," referring to the miles of yellow and orange containment barriers placed throughout the Gulf.

Aug 18 07:49

Scientists Say as Much as 79% of Oil Remains in Gulf of Mexico

A group of scientists says as much as 79 percent of BP Plc’s leaked oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico, challenging an Obama administration assessment that the crude is largely gone or rapidly disappearing.

Most of the oil that leaked from BP’s Macondo well from April 20 to July 15 is still beneath the water’s surface, five scientists including Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia in Athens, concluded in a memo made public yesterday. The researchers say they drew upon the U.S. government’s study while reaching different conclusions.

“One major misconception is that oil that has dissolved into water is gone and, therefore, harmless,” he said in a statement released yesterday. “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.”

Aug 18 07:37

Everything Is A Lie: The Deliberate Intent To Deceive People Is At An All Time High

From pollution to politics, the era of deception and duplicity has reached new heights and hijacked almost every form of media in the world. In the last frontiers for truth such as the internet, disinformation operations are in full swing to discredit and destroy any semblance of authentic and factual information available to the public.

How many more lies will people around the world accept as truth? Some say a global awakening is taking place, but at what cost? Will it take the destruction of most of the earth and its resources before people are enlightened?

The escalating media and political reports are so far fetched, cunning, and so beyond reality, it's as if each is trying to top the other with one sinister plot after the next. To demonstrate the outright lies by national governments and the media, let's take three examples from the last year alone, including the H1N1 scandal, airport body scanners and the BP oil disaster.

Aug 17 20:35

Et Tu Obami, Stabbing the Gulf Coast in the Back?

By crafting this illusion of safe beaches, safe food, safe air, the President, BP, the Coast Guard and all the other prostituted government agencies are going to sucker God knows how many unknowing American men, women and children into poisoning, sickening or perhaps even killing themselves through cancers or organ failure by swimming, eating and breathing toxins that the former are callously trying to cover up for various underhanded motives. This is yet another stab in the back by Orwellian Obama and his gang of coverup artists, the very people who are supposed to be protecting us, while a criminal corporation, you know who, clearly the Alpha Dog here, calls the main shots. Obama has reaally deepened his bad Karma here, tooling his own daughter in an attempt to get other parents to expose their daughters to the lurking hazards in the Gulf. Et tu, Obami?

Aug 17 18:57

USF scientists find oil spill damage to critical marine life

The oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still in the Gulf of Mexico and is causing ecological damage, according to new findings from the University of South Florida.

USF marine scientists conducting experiments in an area where they previously found clouds of oil have now discovered what appears to be oil in sediment of a vital underwater canyon and evidence that the oil has become toxic to critical marine organisms, the college reported Tuesday.

Aug 17 14:58

MSNBC: Feds getting "tremendous pushback from scientific community" over disappearing oil

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finally the corporate media is willing to call BULL BISCUITS at the lies of the administration.

Aug 17 14:56

More on USF report: Newborn fish “ingesting pure oil”; Organisms showed a “strong toxic response” scientists say

CNN has another article on the report by University of South Florida researchers, “Initial findings from a new survey of the Gulf conclude that dispersants may [may?? see following sentence] have sent the oil to the ocean floor, where it has turned up at the bottom of [Desoto] canyon within 40 miles of the Florida Panhandle.”

“The dispersant is moving the oil down out of the surface and into the deeper waters” a marine microbiologist at USF told CNN.

David Hollander, a chemical oceanographer at USF, talked to CNN about shining ultraviolet lights on the ocean floor, “All of a sudden, it turns out to be a constellation of little dots.”

Aug 17 14:52

Tests show "gap" in "well column" causing drop in pressure

Aug 17 14:51

3 minutes of hell: Constant, powerful seepage from ocean floor (Aug. 17)

Aug 17 14:47

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

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) just announced:

For the seafood to pose a health risk, the food would have to be heavily contaminated with oil, and would therefore have a strong odor and taste of oil.

That is patently untrue.

As I pointed out in June:

Crude oil contains such powerful cancer-causing chemicals benzene, toluene, heavy metals and arsenic.

Aug 17 14:26

Report Finds 79% of Oil Remains In Gulf

Contrary to what the media is telling you, a report from the Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia released yesterday says that a whopping 79% of the oil from the Gulf oil spill still remains in the waters there. The report concludes that the media is way off in their estimates — they are saying that a mere 25% of the oil remains..

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Aug 17 13:49

New Fed Guidance: Seafood Safety Following the Gulf Oil Spill

For the seafood to pose a health risk, the food would have to be heavily contaminated with oil, and would therefore have a strong odor and taste of oil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you believe that, I have some of Saddam's 'nookular' bombs to sell you!

Aug 17 10:45

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

The government and BP have said that no dispersants have been sprayed in the Gulf since the well was partially capped on July 15th.

However, local residents have been saying for weeks that Corexit is still being sprayed.

Admiral Allen wouldn't unequivocally deny this allegation as of August 9th.

Aug 17 10:31

FLASHBACK - Fractured Seafloor Around BP Well Seeping Oil (RAW ROV VIDEO)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that thew wells themselves are not the only problem.

Aug 17 10:26

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

According to documents filed by British Petroleum with the US Minerals Management Service, there are two wells in the area of the spill. The first well, Well "A", was drilled early this year, ran into troubles, and was abandoned. Then Well B was drilled, which resulted in the explosion which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon. (

There is a typo on page 10 of the MMS PDF regarding the Y coordinate for well B. The Y coordinate is correctly printed on page 3 and page 11. You will see that the dyslexic person who typed out the report switched a '1' and a '4' on page 10. Please be aware of this because otherwise it will lead to a lot of confusion!!)

Aug 17 10:25

Gulf Fishermen Debate Whether to Risk Selling Seafood Again

No oil has leaked from the broken Gulf well since July, and the federal government is reopening some waters for fishing. But some fishermen are split over whether to start trawling the waters again when there may be a risk of seafood being contaminated with oil and dispersants.

Aug 17 10:14

Obama`s Gulf Swim Was Fake

As for Obama's swim, on August 16, the London Independent reported that Obama and his daughter, Sasha, swam in a private Panama City Beach, FL beach off Alligator Point in St. Andrew Bay, not part of the Gulf.

Reporters were banned, no TV video permitted. "So....only the White House photographer was allowed to capture proceedings. The official picture was intended to provide evidence that the region's beaches are back to normal."

Aug 17 10:03

Censored Gulf news: Spike Lee, Sandra Bullock exposing fascist lies and deceit next targets?

Pensacola News Journal reports in "Military Notes" that employees of Eglin Air Force Base are digging up sea turtle eggs. Contrary to most news reports claiming that there is no oil and Gulf waters are safe for swimming and to eat the Gulf seafood, the remarkable turtle initiative is "to protect the hatchlings from toxic oil remaining in the Gulf." (See link below) This is more consideration than given to Gulf Coast pregnant women's unborn or children, the most susceptible to the toxins.

Aug 17 10:01

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

NOAA has repeatedly denied the existence of underwater oil plumes (see this and this), calculated the spill to be only 5,000 barrels a day, and buried core data on the oil spill.

Now, university scientists have revealed the NOAA used strong-arm tactics to try to silence any information on underwater plumes.

Aug 17 10:00

NOAA Hoarding Key Data On Oil Spill Damage

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is hoarding vast amounts of raw data that independent marine researchers say could help both the public and scientists better understand the extent of the damage being caused by the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In most cases, NOAA insists on putting the data through a ponderous, many-weeks-long vetting process before making it public.

In other cases, NOAA actually intended to keep the data secret indefinitely. But officials told the Huffington Post on Tuesday that they have now decided to release it -- though when remains unclear.

BP, incidentally, gets to see all this data right away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NOAA, it needs to be remembered, is already mired in a Climategate scandal in which at least 5 satellites intended to prove global warming have been revealed as over-stating measured temperatures by as much as 10-15 degrees F.

Aug 17 09:55

Much Oil Remains in Gulf, Researchers Estimate

Researchers at the University of Georgia said Monday that more than three-quarters of the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon drilling-rig explosion could still be in the Gulf threatening fisheries and marine life, disputing government statements that much of the oil had been safely dispersed.

Aug 17 09:55

Top Scientists vs. Feds: Up to 80 PERCENT of BP’s crude remains in Gulf — Submerged oil can’t evaporate

The major media outlets are reporting today that a group University of Georgia scientists, which includes Dr. Samantha Joye, says around 3/4 of BP’s oil is still in the Gulf of Mexico. Five days ago we reported on similar findings by a Florida university, “150 million gallons remain”; USF professor says 75 percent of oil has yet to be found. Thankfully, today’s news appears it will have a greater impact.

The Associated Press reports, “Five Georgia scientists who reviewed the data said Monday that instead of only 26 percent of the oil remaining, as a federal report said earlier this month, it’s actually closer to 80 percent.”

Aug 17 09:52

*BREAKING* New report reveals ocean floor covered in crude oil just 40 miles from Florida coast and heading east

CNN reports, “Researchers at the University of South Florida have concluded that oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have settled to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico further east than previously suspected — and at levels toxic to marine life… Plankton and other organisms at the base of the food chain showed a ‘strong toxic response‘ to the crude.”

Aug 16 21:47

Gulf oil traces spread east on sea floor, researchers say

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have settled to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico further east than previously suspected and at levels toxic to marine life, researchers reported Monday.

Initial findings from a new survey of the Gulf conclude that dispersants may have sent the oil to the ocean floor, where it has turned up at the bottom of an undersea canyon within 40 miles of the Florida Panhandle. Plankton and other organisms showed a "strong toxic response" to the crude, according to researchers from the University of South Florida.

Aug 16 21:37

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

Georgia scientists say their analysis shows that most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is still there.

Earlier this month federal scientists said that only about a quarter of the oil remained and the rest was either removed, dissolved or dispersed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

White House: 75 percent of spilled Gulf oil gone

Obama lied. The gulf died. The fishermen cried.

Aug 16 16:01

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

Mark Stewart, a third generation fisherman from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and BP vessel of opportunity worker, reports “purple looking jelly stuff, three feet thick, floating all over, as wide as a football field and tar balls as big as a car.”

Aug 16 15:18

dead fish all over the east coast, lack of oxygen from gulf disaster

Aug 16 15:05

Gulf fishermen: oil tainted our waters, our trust

Some U.S. Gulf Coast fishermen say they have caught crabs with black-stained gills and others report seeing fish and marine life gathering strangely on the sea surface following the massive BP Plc oil spill.

They fear these abnormalities could point to a lasting and potentially devastating impact on their fishing grounds and livelihoods from the world's worst offshore oil accident, and they say BP and the government may be downplaying the issue.

Aug 16 13:41

Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil

Two days after Walker's announcement and in response to claims from state and federal officials that Gulf Coast waters are safe and clean, fishermen took their own samples from the waters off of Pass Christian in Mississippi.

The samples were taken in water that is now open for shrimping, as well as from waters directly over Mississippi's oyster bed, that will likely open in September for fishing.

Commercial fisherman James "Catfish" Miller, took fishermen Danny Ross Jr. and Mark Stewart, along with scientist Dr. Ed Cake of Gulf Environmental Associates and others out and they found the fishing grounds to be contaminated with oil and dispersants.

Aug 16 13:14

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

“Fishermen do not want to lose our credibility or deliver contaminated seafood to market and make people sick.” – Kathy Birren

“While President Obama and state officials claim that the Gulf is ‘open for business,’ these fishermen say the spraying of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico is ongoing and they’re concerned that seafood pulled from impacted waters is unsafe for eating.”

Aug 16 13:09

'floornado' Ocean Intervention ROV 2

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The release of methane seems to be increasing.

Aug 16 12:29

Relief Wells Delayed ... New Tests Show "Gap" in Oil "Well Column" Causing Loss of Pressure ... Does the Government Have ANY IDEA What It's Doing?

Aug 16 11:17

Gulf Shrimpers Find Oil In Reopened Fishing Areas. Governnment Says "Shut Up". Sierra Club Alleges Areas Were Solely Reopened to Limit BP's Liability

"We've got shrimpers out there saying there is oil out there," Miller said. "We had a meeting Wednesday night where we had over 150 shrimpers... who are saying there is oil out there and these underwater plumes are varying in size and shape. This stuff is obviously moving around out there."

[William Walker, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources] "If you are not going to validate what you are saying through accepted scientific protocol and approaches, then quit talking about it without any evidence what you are saying is true," Walker said.

In other words, shut up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, reality is what the bought-and-paid-for scientists say it is!

Aug 16 07:57

President goes for a swim in the Gulf – or does he?

The official picture was intended to provide evidence that the region's beaches are back to normal. Yet it soon emerged that the private beach on which it was taken, off Alligator Point in St Andrew Bay, north-west Florida, isn't technically in the gulf.

Aug 16 07:38

EPA defers hearing on hydraulic fracturing

The New York Times and Catskill Mountainkeeper have reported that the EPA’s last hearing on fracking, held in Canonsburg, Pa., in July drew over 1,200 people without a hitch. Unfortunately, the follow-up, all-day hearing that had been scheduled for last Thursday at the Oncenter Complex Convention Center in Syracuse, NY, was cancelled last Tuesday.

This was after Onondaga Country officials expressed “concern” that they were not given enough time to ready security in anticipation of “rallies” and “protests” at the event.

Aug 16 07:30

The BP Cover-Up

BP and the government say the spill is fast disappearing—but dramatic new science reveals that its worst effects may be yet to come.

Aug 16 07:29

Assumption well still blowing wild near La. 70

An exploratory oil and gas well continued to blow wild, keeping six families out of their homes and shutting down one business along a two-mile stretch of Louisiana Highway 70 in Assumption parish.

Aug 16 07:28

Congress lists BP failures.

Aug 15 18:48

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

Thursday Jamail reported on two commercial fisherman that were “slammed with exposure” to toxic chemicals on August 5 at the Dauphin Island Marina in Alabama.

Aug 15 13:53

Plankton Cause Hurricanes! Urgent Action Required!

When people say that we understand the unbelievably complex climate system well enough to project scenarios out a hundred years, I point out that new things are being discovered every week. The latest scientific finding is that plankton cause hurricanes. I know it sounds like a headline in The Onion, but there it is.

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Aug 15 12:00

Is Gulf Seafood Safe?

The FDA and NOAA say that Gulf seafood is fine. President Obama ate a fish taco yesterday made with Gulf fish.

So does that mean Gulf seafood is safe to eat?

I had hoped - for the safe of the Gulf fishermen and the entire Gulf economy - that the answer was yes. But after digging a bit, I'm not so sure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember, when Obama went to the G20, the USSS took along all the food and water the President and his family would consume during the three day trip. They took along the White House cooking staff. Does anyone think they were not as careful with the fish taco?

Aug 15 10:23

Obama's swim in the Gulf waters. Fact or Fiction?

The White house releases a photo. From the photo one cannot tell where Obama and daughter are actually swimming. There just together in some water, somewhere. But is it Gulf water? You know; water that is contaminated.

Strangely enough all the accompanying photographs or video scenes were taken at Alligator Point, Florida.

The highly anticipated dip was away from the media’s view. The Obamas swam in Saint Andrew Bay off of Alligator Point, technically not the Gulf, according to maps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, for all we know that photo of Obama and his daughter was taken last time they came out here to Oahu for a vacation!

At the very least we know the USSS would not allow Obama into water that had not been chemically tested to make sure it was safe.

Aug 14 14:51

So keep your shirt on Obama to swim in oil-ravaged Gulf waters

President Obama won't take shirt off in front of cameras to swim in oil-ravaged Gulf waters
BY James Fanelli
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Saturday, August 14th 2010, 2:51 PM
The leader of the free world's eye-candy abs are off limits to the public. President Obama vowed to take a swim in the oil-soaked Gulf on Sunday but out of sight from the press and shutterbugs....After press members said pictures of him swimming would be a good thing, a smiling Michelle Obama interjected by saying, "No, it's not."

Aug 14 13:51

Obama declares Gulf Coast 'open for business'

President Barack Obama declared Gulf Coast beaches clean, safe and open for business.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my @#%$ing relief. Really. Just imagine it!

Aug 14 12:41

BP Scum, “Dont Believe” tests that show oil, Major Coverup Continues

BP has even gone as far as DENY tests that show that oil IS surfacing near Orange Beach. This company is actively involved in one of the greatest cover ups of our time. The situation defies logic, people are clearing filming oil, yet BP, playing the part of god, has publicly stated that the disaster is reaching its end.

“BP keeps telling us there is no oil, to skim or otherwise, and we keep telling them there is,” said Orange Beach Coastal Resource Manager Phillip West. “We’re skimming it.” Press – Register

The extent of the cover up is hard to imagine. The culprits include the White House, BP management and of course the infamous Admiral, Thad Allen. Stephen Lendman, reporting for Rense.com, had this to say in regards to the cover up and the censorship of free speech.

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