So, they’ll get it right this time? Oil spills, mine disasters, levees and forgetfulness…

It would appear a pattern is developing in this great land of ours. Simply put, we begin with a tragedy, then we have an investigation which discovers the governmental agencies designed to prevent such tragedies either fell down on the job or didn’t care, and even worse, the fail-safe for the agency that didn’t do their job is woefully unprepared to handle the mess created. … Continue reading So, they’ll get it right this time? Oil spills, mine disasters, levees and forgetfulness…

If a Hurricane Hits Gulf Oil, Bring the Lab, Not the Cleanup…

Okay, missed this one first time around, but damn, couldn’t just let it go… From the AP: If a hurricane hits, the Obama administration’s response plan says workers must sort out where the oil came from and who should pay for it “prior to removal of contaminated debris…the cleanup process after a storm will require representative sampling and investigative work to maintain accountability,” the 35-page … Continue reading If a Hurricane Hits Gulf Oil, Bring the Lab, Not the Cleanup…

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 was so kind as to at least share, in private … Continue reading Hey Gulf Coast and Beyond, Meet Your New BFF…Corexit 9500