The people in the Gulf are in grave danger. The health reports, the geological reports and the weather reports are suggestive of one thing, the people of the Gulf are looking at greatly reduced lifespans. If they move now, they could mitigate some of the effects. The key word is some.From the scientific evidence that I have seen, if I lived in the Gulf, I would immediately leave to a safer location.
There are many quiet voices, fearing repraisal who say that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, is still leaking oil. There are others, shrimp fisherman out of work, who are hired by BP to help with Corexit dispersal missions. Over five years after the accident, Corexit is still being sprayed at night by BP, for profit, and they are using people from the Gulf who have lost their incomes and need the work. They will speak privately, but are afraid to speak out for fear of losing their income. I have spoken with a half dozen over the last three years. These Corexit spraying missions are endangering the quality of the air, the water, the land and the food. The Gulf is catastrophe of Bibllical proportions waiting to consume millions with related health effects caused by Corexit. Originally, the EPA told BP, Nalco and Goldman Sachs that they could not use Corexit on the oil spill. BP gave the EPA the big middle finger. Further, as I covered 5 years ago, the Corexit does not disperse the oil, it submerges it into the water column. This sucks all the CO2 out of the water and has a devastating impact on the environment and the species inhabitating this environment.
There were strong and early indications that the use of Corexit, combined with the leaking oil, were producing, both long term and short term, catastrophic environmental and individual health effects. Oil and Corexit, used to “disperse” the oil spill have impacted untold numbers of Gulf residents’ health. Additionally, both the food supply and the food chain are being adversely impacted. The air and the subsequent evapotranspiration cycle has been irreversibly altered which, in turn, impacts the water table and the safety of water supplies as well as the safety of crops. The most devastating finding relates the events of the oil spill to the phenomena of the ever-widening Louisiana sinkholes and the related underground explosions as well as the very high concentration of toxic and highly flammable methane in the air and in the water.
One of the major threats to the Gulf Coast comes from an imperiled food supply which is the result from the explosion on the Deep Water Horizon oil rig.
Dr. Wilma Subra, a MacAuthur (Genius) Award winning chemist.who investigated the effects of corexit on humans very early on, stated that the corexit was “in the air, the water, and the food we consume”. Dr. Subra test many people in the Gulf and found Benzine levels at 65 times the level that one would expect. This speaks to the genocide that is coming to the Gulf with regard to the contraction of various cancers and other related diseases… “the health impacts that were and are continuing to be caused by the BP crude and dispersants. We have a very, very large and very, very sick population.”
Corexit is banned in 17 countires. Because it is manufactured by NALCO, both BP and Goldman Sachs profit ad the people suffer. …