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
Recent tests “using human cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage” says university director November 24th, 2010 at 01:10 PM
Tests conducted in recent months by[University of Southern Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health director John] Wise’s lab, using human cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage, which has been linked to cancer and reproductive problems.'
Thursday, November 4, 2010 Senior EPA Analyst: Government "Doing a Cover Up" Regarding Dispersants, Trying to Reassure the Public Instead of Doing Honest Scientific Testing
The senior policy analyst at the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, and former the EPA ombudsman's chief investigator Hugh Kaufman told award-winning American journalist Dahr Jamail (writing for Al-Jazeera) that :
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.
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Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference Posted on January 29, 2011 by concernedcitizensofflorida
QRECKXIT is supposed to make you think it “CorRectALs It!” AND GOES AWAY!!! OR GETS TO THE "CORE" OF THE SPILLZIT PROBS!!
I. That the BeyondPutrid Federal Government issue a cease and desist order to BeyondPutrid concerning the use of the highly toxic dispersant, DEATHXIT, anywhere in, on or near the Gulf of Mexico. This non-negotiable demand is based on the extraordinary harm/injury to human, animal and plant life, which PROFXIT (aka SHAREHOLDDEATHit) has been scientifically shown to cause. Non-compliance with this demand will eventually result in formal criminal charges being filed against each and every decision-maker responsible for knowingly poisoning the Gulf and the human population that resides there.
II. That the BeyondPutrid Federal Government commence the utilization of non-toxic, bio-remediation products on the EPA’s National Contingency Plan list which do not introduce new micro-organisms into the waters. Especially in those coastal areas of LA, AL, MS, FL and TX, which have been determined to require immediate oil spill intervention, and which have been despoiled through the use of unprecedented volumes of DEATHIT, the use of these EPA-approved and proven products (one bio-remediation agent has been used successfully 14 times on this spill) must be implemented immediately.
III. That Bullshitco Holding Company, the producer and distributor of KILLXIT, be barred from doing business within the United States of America. That a restraining order will be enforced so as to lawfully preclude NOEXIT from being dispensed into any and all USA territorial waters, as well as all water bodies which are contiguous to or flow into those of the USA. OR ANYWHERE IN THE WHOLE FUKKIN WORLD FOR THAT MATTER The US Attorney’s office will also proceed with revoking the corporate charter of the incorporated entity known as NalBullshitco Holding Company AND SNUFF PORN ICE CREAM LICK MANUFACTURING XITICIDE GROUP.
The following informative video offers a compelling and irrefutable case for these three demands to be acted on with all deliberate speed. This documentary also provides an objective and authoritative assessment supporting our official recommendation from the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference (GOSRC). The GOSRC is at the hub of a growing number of environmental health advocacies, citizens’ groups and political activist organizations involved with the BeyondPutrid Gulf oil spill, all of which have demanded the immediate discontinuation of HARDCORE SOFTKILLXIT in the Gulf of Mexico.
HOUSTON (CN) - Exposure to chemical dispersants BP used in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill left a commercial diver with seizures, unable to walk and going blind - and two members of his dive team committed suicide, the man claims in Harris County Court. David Hogan and his wife sued BP and NALCO Co. - which made the Corexit oil dispersants - and a host of other defendants, including Halliburton, Transocean, ConocoPhillips, Xplore Oil & Gas and Stuyvesant Dredging Co.
Dispersant’s use adds subplot to oil spill saga Posted on July 9, 2012 at 6:50 am
**** “Nalco provided Corexit at the express request of the federal on-site coordinators,” Nalco attorneys wrote in the dismissal motion filed in May. “Nalco supplied a product that was and had been listed on the federal government’s list of approved dispersants for decades and that the government repeatedly approved for use during the response.”
**** After BP’s Macondo well blew out on April 20, 2010, the company and its contractors used 1.8 million gallons of dispersants to break up oil on the surface and as it gushed from the wellhead a mile below, according to a report in May by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The GAO called for additional research into the effectiveness of dispersants on and below the surface.
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Corexit to disperse oil spills on surface water, but plaintiffs have argued it is dangerous and was used in an unreasonable manner. They also said that it has not been tested for use in deep-water situations. fuelfix.com/blog/2012/07/09/dispersants-use-adds-subplot-to-oil-spill-saga/ ____________________________________________________
The manufacturer of Corexit dispersant says it was the government's fault if the substance was applied incorrectly. NIH looking for more volunteers in health study. North Texas has 11 earthquakes in the last 40 days. Shell's Arctic plans go awry, and they get poked, along with BP, by protesters in the UK. BP investigated by Serious Fraud Office. Long Beach woman sentenced in fraud case. New oil discovery in Gulf.
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The secret to oil spill cleanup? It may live in peanut butter jars and chocolate milkshakes
Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi say that lecithin, an ingredient used in non-stick cooking sprays and many food products and cellulose, a compound derived from plants' cell walls that can give ice cream and smoothies a thicker texture, can be used to create an oil dispersant that's safer and more effective than petroleum-based products that are currently used.
Similarly, marine biologist and toxicologist Dr. Chris Pincetich – who has an extensive background in testing the affects of chemicals on fish – says that Corexit disrupts cell membranes.
He also explains that EPA toxicity testing for Corexit is woefully inadequate, since EPA testing for mortality usually only requires a 96-hour time frame. His doctoral research found that fish that were alive at 96 hours after exposure to pesticide were dead at two weeks, so the chemicals were considered non-lethal for the purposes of the test.
The clean-up of 2010 Gulf oil spill was 52 times more toxic than the actual spill itself - one of the worst ecological disasters.
This was according to a report from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico. The study found that mixing the dispersant with oil increased toxicity of the mixture up to 52-fold over the oil alone.
In toxicity tests in the lab, the mixture's effects increased mortality of rotifers, a microscopic grazing animal at the base of the Gulf's food web.
Using oil from the Deep Water Horizon spill and Corexit, the dispersant required by the Environmental Protection Agency for clean up, the researchers tested toxicity of oil, dispersant and mixtures on five strains of rotifers, the journal Environmental Pollution reported.
Rotifers have long been used by ecotoxicologists to assess toxicity in marine waters because of their fast response time, ease of use in tests and sensitivity to toxicants.
Besides to causing mortality in adult rotifers, as little as 2.6 percent of the oil-dispersant mixture inhibited rotifer egg hatching by 50 percent, according to a Georgia statement.
Inhibition of rotifer egg hatching from the sediments is important because these eggs hatch into rotifers each spring, reproduce in the water column, and provide food for baby fish, shrimp and crabs in estuaries.
'Dispersants are pre-approved to help clean up oil spills and are widely used during disasters,' said UAA's Roberto-Rico Martinez, who led the study.
'But we have a poor understanding of their toxicity. Our study indicates the increase in toxicity may have been greatly underestimated following the Macondo well explosion,' Martinez added.
Martinez performed the research while he was a Fulbright Fellow at Georgia Tech in the lab of School of Biology professor Terry Snell.
They hope that the study will encourage more scientists to investigate how oil and dispersants impact marine food webs and lead to improved management of future oil spills.
'What remains to be determined is whether the benefits of dispersing the oil by using Corexit are outweighed by the substantial increase in toxicity of the mixture,' said Snell.
'Perhaps we should allow the oil to naturally disperse. It might take longer, but it would have less toxic impact on marine ecosystems,' Snell added.
Nalco Holding Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecolab Inc.; is a Naperville, Illinois based supplier of water, energy and air improvement solutions and services for industrial and institutional markets. The company through its products, services and solutions help its customers to reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimize environmental releases and improve productivity and end products.
The company was originally founded in 1928 as the National Aluminate Corporation, formed from the merger of Chicago Chemical Company and the Aluminum Sales Corporation. By a series of mergers and acquisition, its name changed to Nalco Chemical Company (1959 - 1999); then Ondeo Nalco Company (1999 - 2004); and in 2004 to Nalco Holding Company. It became a subsidiary of Ecolab Inc. in December 2011 after the completion of the US$5.4 billion acquisition by Ecolab.[GT-DEX 1][GT-DEX 2]
Nalco currently serves more than 70,000 customers employing over 11,500 employees operating in over 130 countries. Among its products is Corexit - an oil dispersant widely used in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In 1994, Nalco and Exxon Chemical Company announced the formation of the joint venture, Nalco Exxon Energy Chemicals L.P., to provide products and services to all facets of the petroleum and natural gas industries. In 2001, NALCO, which by then named 'Ondeo Nalco', strengthened its position in the petroleum industry when Nalco Exxon Energy Chemicals, L.P. became part of the company through redemption of ExxonMobil stock in the joint venture. Daniel S. Sanders, who was previously president of Exxon Mobil Chemical Company, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil; serves on the Nalco's (now, Ecolab's) board.
Lobbying activity and financial contributions to political candidates
The Center for Responsive Politics documents Nalco Company Political Action Committee financial contributions to political candidates, with 2010 contributions to Judy Biggert (R-IL), Charles Boustany (R-LA), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), John Shimkus (R-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL).
The CRP also lists Nalco Holding Company's spending on lobbying, including $160,000 in 2010 to Ogilvy Government Relations to lobby on their behalf to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, the Department of the Interior, and the Environmental Protection Agency between April 1 and June 30 of 2010, on "issues related to the use of corexit 9500 in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill".
BP oil spill dispersants concern Nova Scotia environmentalist Bill C-22 is 'an absolute, total abdication of regulatory responsibility'
CBC News Posted: Dec 29, 2014 9:38 AM AT Last Updated: Dec 29, 2014 9:38 AM AT
A Shelburne County environmentalist is raising concerns about a toxic chemical that could be used off Nova Scotia in the future.
When the Deepwater Horizon oil platform erupted in flames in 2010, it spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico, but some research says the cleanup was worse because about 6.8 million litres of the chemical Corexit 9500A was used to disperse the oil.
The dispersant used by oil company BP, when mixed with crude oil, was found to be 52 times more toxic than oil alone to some microscopic plankton-like organisms called rotifers.
Davis says there is legislation in place to prevent the use of chemicals like Corexit, “but what happened here is that the federal government has decided to put forward legislation called Bill C-22 — which in fact creates a circumstance where the oil company can go and utilize the product, the dispersants, and then report after the fact to the regulatory agencies. It is an absolute, total abdication of regulatory responsibility.”
Bill C-22 was introduced by the federal minister of Natural Resources earlier this year.
It would pre-approve emergency plans for oil and gas companies to deal with spills, such as the speedy use of dispersants, or chemicals used to break oil into smaller particles in the event of an oil spill at sea.
The dispersant most often used during the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill might cause damage to cells in human lungs and in the gills of fish and crabs, according to a study published Thursday in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
The study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, published in the PLOS One online journal, also found that an enzyme triggered by the Corexit 9600 dispersant compound in humans and animals might be used to protect against the harm caused by the chemicals in the dispersant.
Cough, shortness of breath and sputum production were among symptoms expressed by workers."
In an interview Friday, Dr. Veena Antony, a professor of medicine, engineering and environmental health sciences at the university and one of the authors of the report, said there a number of clean-up workers seen in emergency rooms along the Gulf Coast with respiratory complaints, including asthma-like conditions during the time the oil was being removed from the Gulf.
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