MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET: COREXIT® 9500 OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS : Exposure guidelines have not been established for this product. Available exposure limits for the substance(s) are shown below. www.lmrk.org/corexit_9500_uscueg.539287.pdf
BP Still Stonewalling EPA on Dispersant Chemicals Posted: May 24, 2010 12:41 AM
BP is keeping secret some of the "alternative" chemical ingredients it is using in the oil spill dispersants it is pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, claiming it is "confidential business information."
Concern is growing over the effect of the chemical dispersant on the environment, separate to the oil spill, with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) trying to force BP to reveal what makes up the hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemical dispersant it is pouring into the Gulf of Mexico.
If a dispersant with NPE levels comparable to those of [xxxxxxxxxx] is used on the spill, the accute may be temporarily exceeded shortly after appplication, depending on the thickness of the oil slick and the amount of dispersant applied. Exceedances of the chronic criteria appear unlikely but could occur if [ ] is applied in the same area over a period of several days. Whether or not the accute criteria will be exceeded largely depends on the interval between applications.
Is Using Dispersants on the BP Gulf Oil Spill Fighting Pollution with Pollution?
It remains unclear what impact chemical dispersants will have on sea life--and only the massive, uncontrolled experiment being run in the Gulf of Mexico will tell
Roughly five million liters of dispersants have now been used to break up the oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, making this the largest use of such chemicals in U.S. history. If it continues for 10 months, as long as Mexico's Ixtoc 1 blowout in 1979 in the same region, the Macondo well disaster has a good chance of achieving the largest global use of these chemicals, surpassing 10 million liters.
And there is no doubt that dispersants are toxic www.epa.gov/bpspill/dispersants.html : Both types of the dispersal compound COREXIT used in the Gulf so far are capable of killing or depressing the growth of a wide range of aquatic species, ranging from phytoplankton to fish. "It's a trade-off decision to lessen the overall environmental impact," explained marine biologist Jane Lubchenco, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), at a press conference on May 12. "When an oil spill occurs, there are no good outcomes." ... Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for one, has become concerned about the toxicity of the most-used dispersant at the Gulf of Mexico spill—COREXIT 9500—and ordered BP to look at alternatives. (COREXIT 9527 was used earlier during the spill, but it was discontinued because it was considered too toxic.)
BP consultant downplays risk of dispersants Post Published: 09 September 2010
Susan Shelnutt, a toxicologist with the center, a private consulting firm hired by BP to monitor health and environmental issues related to the spill, showed attendees how the dispersant Corexit contains some of the same chemical properties as everyday household items such as ice-cream bars, children’s headache medicine, kitchen cleaners and skin lotion.
Corexit has been provided for use in the BP spill, and the company has exhausted its inventory and is producing more, said Mani Ramesh, Nalco's chief technology officer. Ramesh said Corexit's active ingredient is an emulsifier also found in ice cream; he disputed environmental groups' claims that it is harmful to marine life.
Nalco stock rose more than 11 percent on Monday on news that Corexit was being tested on the ocean floor near the leaking wellhead. But it retreated 2.75 percent to 25.47 on Tuesday in a broad U.S. market sell-off.
BP oil spill dispersants suspected in widespread crop damage YOBIE BENJAMIN - San Francisco Chronicle (Friday, June 25, 2010)
Just when you thought the damages BP could cause was limited to beaches, marshes, oceans, people's livelihoods, birds and marine life, there's more.
BP's favorite dispersant Corexit 9500 is being sprayed at the oil gusher on the ocean floor. Corexit is also being air sprayed across hundreds of miles of oil slicks all across the gulf. There have been widespread reports of oil cleanup crews reporting various injuries including respiratory distress, dizziness and headaches.
Corexit 9500 is a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by the Nalco (owned by Goldman Sachs) of Naperville, Illinois. Corexit is is four times more toxic than oil (oil is toxic at 11 ppm (parts per million), Corexit 9500 at only 2.61ppm).
In a report written by Anita George-Ares and James R. Clark for Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc. titled "Acute Aquatic Toxicity of Three Corexit Products: An Overview" [http://www.iosc.org/papers/00020.pdf 1p, pdf ] Corexit 9500 was found to be one of the most toxic dispersal agents ever developed.
BP’s Corexit Increases Uptake of Endocrine Disruptors in Fish – What Will It Do to People?
Today, BP claims it must keep hiding dispersing its oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico with its subsidiary’s product, Corexit, because the alternative dispersants could be endocrine disruptors. One nasty form of endocrine disruptor is called PAH. In the real world, we’ve known since 2004 that the very same Corexit that BP has been pouring into the gulf for more than a month increases fishes’ PAH uptake from crude oil. In other words, BP’s Corexit increases uptake of crude-oil endocrine disruptors in fish, contradicting BP’s claim.
CNN Finally Reports on Corexit – Dispersants flow into Gulf in ‘science experiment’ July 2, 2010
Intel Hub – The EPA is, at the very least, guilty of criminal neglect. The EPA is clearly in bed with BP and to say that they have made it clear to stop spraying the dispersant is a flat out lie. The Environmental Protection Agency has been actively involved in continuing the spraying of a known neurotoxin, with little care for the effects on the environment or the people of the gulf.
Gulf Coast are sick from the effects of the oil gusher. Monday, October 18, 2010
In August, chemist Bob Naman tested the waters off Orange Beach, Alabama, and found they tested positive for the dangerous neurotoxin pesticide 2-butoxyethanol, the main ingredient of Corexit 9527A.
Months ago we were told by the government this version of Corexit was no longer in use.
Mr. Naman apparently made a mistake by making his findings public. He was subsequently threatened by BP. "I am not certain the reason or nature of the threats or whether they were financial or physical threats, but given the sudden rash of untimely deaths of those with damaging knowledge about BP I would not take any threats from BP lightly," Alexander Higgins wrote on August 24.
Senior EPA Analyst: Government "Doing a Cover Up" Regarding Dispersants, Trying to Reassure the Public Instead of Doing Honest Scientific Testing Posted by George Washington - November 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm
On October 29 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced in a press release, new chemical testing for BP’s dispersants.
Prior to the federal government's announcement, a "rigorous sensory analysis" (a sniff test), was the only measure in place to test seafood samples for dispersant contamination. According to the press release, the new testing measure checks for the level of dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (known as DOSS), a major component of the dispersants.
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