Lawyers, guns and money…now featuring the Feds!

In the Gulf of Mexico, the government serves two fundamental roles: 1. They are the protective savior, providing certain corporations and clean-up contractors legal cover for any consequences that might arise from the manufacture and use of poisonous products. or… 2. They are an overprotective savior, goose-stepping boogeymen who don’t know shit about marine life,…

Corexit, oil and seafood…oops!

Did you hear the one about the dishsoap safe Corexit, so mild it wouldn’t harm your most fragile of dishes? No? Okay, well…how about that whole seafood safety, oil didn’t enter the food chain thing? No, not that one either, huh? Well, no worries, turns out you didn’t waste your time as that was all…

UWF Study: Corexit and oil probably worse than oil alone…

The preliminary findings for a study done by the University of West Florida indicates Corexit may not have been effective and could be more damaging to the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem than the oil alone. From the article in the Pensacola News Journal: “When mixed with oil, Corexit, the chemical dispersant used by BP, is…

FDA, NOAA Still Not Testing for Heavy Metals or Dispersants in Gulf Seafood

Federal officials and the Obama administration have maintained for well over two months now that all is safe in the gulf: no serious food contamination, no significant risk to air and water quality, no long-term health risks. And all this seems well and good so long as you only ask the government’s scientists. Asking elsewhere,…

Thad Allen rejects accusations that too many chemicals were used…

So the article in the Austin Statesman begins: The government’s point man on the Gulf oil spill is rejecting assertions that federal officials allowed BP too much leeway to use chemical dispersants. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Sunday that federal regulators did not ignore environmental guidelines. He says some field commanders had authority…

Hey Gulf Coast and Beyond, Meet Your New BFF…Corexit 9500

So, we’ve all heard the name, read about its use, but how much do we really know about our new friend, Corexit 9500?…well, we know less than the EPA does but so what the hell else is new…the actual ingredient concentrations in this stuff is considered a trade secret, but┬áthe Nalco Holding Company┬áthat makes it…