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Gulf Oil Spill Updates Sparse to Non-Existent
Update, 2018: There was a conference held in February of 2018 to access the impact of the Gulf Oil Spill. I have not been able to find information on the results of that conference. However, I do know they used a ton of dispersants and found this info on Noah about the impact of dispersants on coral. The article states that “Dispersants have long been suspected of sickening workers responding to the disaster.” If they make workers sick, what about others living in areas where they are used?
Update, 2016: The fact that a conference on the Gulf Oil Spill was held in February of 2016 should tell everyone that issue is far from being put to bed. While certain forms of life seem to have been thrust into survival mode and recovered at 1.5 times their normal rate, other forms of life such as amphipods have still not recovered fully, even thought it’s been 3 years since the spill. Latest info I could find on Deep Horizon Oil Spill Updates
Update, 2015: I got a link about the Gulf Oil Spill and it reminded me that I hadn’t checked for updates in a while. When I started looking, updates were hard to find. There were plenty back in June and July of 2011 but not much being said now, in 2015.
Then, I watched the video which has since been set to private on youtube. One has to wonder why. People who live on the gulf were breaking out after the spill. Their skin was getting brown spots and ulcers. They were having upper respiratory problems. The air from the gulf will eventually make it’s way into everyone’s back yard. This isn’t an isolated problem; it has global reach. So, where are the weekly updates? When’s the last time you heard anything about the oil spill on the evening news?
Of course, BP is blogging on facebook. However, they are not blogging about using corexit to sink the oil beneath the ocean surface so that it looks clean up top. They are not blogging about the lethal effects of corexit on carbon life forms (including humans).
The latest oil spill cleanup update from BP focuses almost entirely on cleaning the tar balls off the beaches and near shorelines, so more people can come to the beaches and breathe toxic air.
What is in the air concerns me a lot more than unsightly tarballs on the beach. And what’s on the beach is miniscule compared to what is submerged beneath the surface of the sea. Massive amounts of air still sit suspended there, below the surface, hidden but not gone.
If BP intends to clean up the monstrous spill, tarball by tarball, think how long it may take for all that oil to eventually come ashore.
They could have dealt with it naturally, any number of ways. Instead, the submerged it and hid it so the tourists would still come to beaches and vacations wouldn’t be ruined. Depends on what you mean by “ruined”, I guess. Any vacation I take that lands me in a poisonous atmosphere is not my idea of a good time.
In that same update, BP rep says they use “natural cleaning” among the methods they employ to remove tarballs and then goes on to define natural cleaning as:
“Natural cleaning refers to allowing natural actions such as oxidation, tidal actions, and natural degradation to remove the tar balls from the environment.”
So…..what exactly is BP Oil doing that is natural? Mother Nature isn’t under contract with BP Oil, as far as I know and would continue oxidation, tidal actions and natural degradation whether or not BP was there. BP Oil also still maintains that gulf seafood is safe. Absolutely safe, they say. This is absolutely unbelievable, given the documented levels of toxic VOC’s in the gulf air.
TILT DIAGNOSIS IN GULF WORKERS AND RESIDENTS:
Another huge red flag for me is the emergence of a disease that is typically reserved for the chemically sensitive – TILT. Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance. People with TILT often have adverse reactions to chemicals others can tolerate, such as washing detergent, perfumes, etc. I would probably be diagnosed with TILT if I reported my symptoms around toxicity to a doctor, for example.
Here’s another quote from BP, and one of the few references I could find to actually removing the oil from the ocean. There is no date on this page that I could find so don’t know how long ago this was:
“We have been fighting the oil spill at sea by skimming oil from the surface, carrying out controlled burns and spraying dispersant.”
Controlled burns release even more toxic materials into the air. The dispersants they are using are toxic as well though the EPA says it is less toxic than oil alone. However, it isn’t oil alone that gulf residents are breathing. It’s oil, corexit 9500A and controlled burn fumes.
One of the most recent updates I could find on the Gulf Oil Spill is from a woman who lives there. Her name is Kindra Arneson. What shocked me about watching Kindra is the difference in her energy field from her earlier video from October of last year.
What a difference four months can make! Just watch the one in October, 2010 (warning, it is graphic at one point, showing the sores Kindra and others are getting on their bodies:
I used to link to a video from Kindra Arneson on ulcerous sores from gulf oil spill and also an update from Kindra on effects on the gulf after the oil spill. Both videos have now been set to private.
The best source of the latest news on the impact of the gulf oil spill used to be Project Gulf Impact but they have fallen silent on the subject too. There was a video there from a Nola Emergency Response person that talks about seafood testing on whole shrimp in shell and found 193 parts per million of oil in the shrimp. I can’t find that video now or really, anything on the Gulf Oil Spill, even if I do a search on “Gulf Oil Spill”. It’s as if it never happened.