Sunday, March 15, 2015

BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico is KILLING People 4 years Later

In the video HBO series VICE heads down to Louisiana to get an update on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  What they find is that BP's use of corexit when combined with crude oil becomes 52 times more toxic. 

BP’s Deepwater Horizon reportedly leaked over 210 million gallons of Louisiana Crude into the Gulf of Mexico. Remember, that BP's number 210 million gallons.  The real figure is more likely closer to a million or more.  

The U.S. government allowed BP to apply chemical dispersants/COREXIT to the blossoming oil slick to prevent toxic gunk from reaching the fragile bays, beaches, and mangroves of the coast, where so much marine life originates. 
Untold numbers of recent studies show that BP and the FEDS allowed a nightmare of epic proportions to occur by using COREXIT.  Everything from microscopic organisms, shrimp, small fish, all the way to bottlenose dolphins are now paying the highest price.

After the spill, BP secured about a third of the world’s supply of dispersants, namely Corexit 9500 and 9527.  COREXIT is so poisonous that it is BANNED in the European Union. Between, the two forms of COREXIT it is the COREXIT 9527 which is more toxic.  Choosing between the 2 types of COREXIT is like trying to decide if you want to burn to death quickly or be cooked in an oven slowly, till your skin peels off from the heat. Either form of COREXIT will eventually lead to the same end...death.

Corexit dispersants emulsify oil into tiny beads, causing them to sink toward the bottom. Wave action and wind turbulence degrade the oil further, and evaporation concentrates the toxins in the oil-Corexit mixture, including dangerous compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), known to cause cancer and developmental disorders. he dispersant Corexit was widely applied in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon explosion because it caused the false impression that the oil disappeared. In reality, the oil/Corexit mixture became less visible, yet 52 times more toxic than the oil alone. 
It is a fact that BP poisoned the Gulf of Mexico with crude oil and COREXIT. BP can get away with this because the politicians in Washington were either paid off or simply didn't care. It is the people of the living along the Gulf of Mexico who will suffer the price of Washington's deliberate failure to protect it's own people for many generations to come. 

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