Test The Rain Project originated out of concern due to the dispersants being used in the BP gulf oil spill. The EPA along with the Coast Guard provided little oversight over the decisions being made by BP. It was estimated that 1.8 million gallons of dispersant, mainly corexit 9500, had been sprayed into the gulf. Many conflicting reports have come out of the gulf area concerning all aspects of the spill.
Attempting to understand the environmental and health risk associated with the gulf oil spill only raised more unanswered questions. Finding those answers from BP or other Governmental agencies only raised a vale over the spill.
We all have the right to know the truth of how this event will effect the environment and our health. To find the truth we have established this project to test rain samples for potential toxins due to the gulf spill. This research will use multiple independent labratories for testing. The data collected through this project will be presented without governmental or corporate influence.