BP deliberately sinks oil with Corexit as cover up

BP's massive oil spill will officially become the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico this week. The volcanic oil that's gushed for two and a half months will surpass the 140 million gallon mark, surpassing the record-setting Ixtoc I spill off Mexico's coast from 1979 to 1980. Meanwhile, In a stunning interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on June 29th, Allegiance Capitol Corporation V.P. Fred McCallister is claiming that BP is deliberately sinking oil with the toxic chemical disbursant Corexit, to hide the extent of the oil spill. By sinking the oil before it can be collected, BP won’t have to pay fines on it. Additionally, a company affiliated with BP has been selling clip-on ultrasonic flow meters for use in waters up to 10,000 feet deep to accurately measure the amount of oil flowing through a pipe without having to insert itself into the pipe. In other words, all this time, BP could have been accurately measuring the amount of oil gushing out through their failed blowout preventer and instead they chose explicitly NOT to install the flowmeter and, rather than that, insert Corexit dispersant so that the oil won't make it to the surface where it can be measured but instead will stay below the surface where it will kill wildlife but be out of sight and out of mind. This is part of the reason why this dispersant is illegal in Europe. And should be here, too!


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vog991 12 years 38 weeks ago

Did I hear correctly in the news yesterday that our fears of the dispersant agent should be assuaged because, lo and behold, BP did tests and determined that (thankfully) the dispersant is not AS toxic as the Black Death that is continually vomiting into our waters? Phew! Guess I can start smoking again. After all, while smoking does cause cancer it's probably not as lethal as getting shot in the face.

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j.sea 12 years 38 weeks ago

Link to BP Crime/ Dolphin Video:


Where is law enforcement? Where is the EPA? Where is Fish and Wildlife? Where are the TeaPartiers? Where are we?

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LeMoyne 12 years 38 weeks ago

re Toxicity and vog991 @ #2 the dispersant Corexit 9527 (EGBE) is less toxic to human than rodents. It kills rodents by rupturing their red blood cells humans metabolize it differently so it has a different form of toxicity in us. I don't think EPA has a clue what it will do to crustaceans, fish, turtles and dolphins. If they(?) have dead marine mammals these victims should be autopsied to look for signs of EGBE poisoning: stressed blood systems and ruptured red blood cells. The oil gusher is disaster enough. Use of over a million gallons of dispersant should be an environmental crime and not government approved spill remediation.

Hurricane season has started and Alex became the first hurricane on 6/30 - average first hurricane in the Gulf is 8/10. Forty days before 'normal'. If the storms keep coming the relief wells may not get done till after hurricane season.

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j.sea 12 years 38 weeks ago

Last night I saw what I never wanted to see – dolphins and a whale – struggling in the water. Dying.
Oh, I had already seen them in my heart – but to see them with my eyes – it feels like dying myself.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. founded the Waterkeeper Alliance in the 1999’s. They are a wonderful group, now with the searing task of showing the world what BP does not want us to see – what we don’t want to see ourselves. But I say – Look. Look. Look – straight at it. And then get active. Waterkeeper Alliance member, Creekkeeper has aerial footage of BP’s crime and its consequences at :


Waterkeeper Alliance at: www.waterkeeper.org .
If this does not bring us to our knees – and then to our feet – nothing will.

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mathboy 12 years 38 weeks ago

Thom's repsonse to Tancredo should be that simply lowering taxes helps no one. There's no such thing as a tax decrease unless the government spends less money, because ultimately whatever the government spends has to be paid for with taxes.

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Foodfascist 12 years 38 weeks ago

When a Billion Chinese Jump

Look how progress trashed the environment so that people could no longer be self-reliant. http://site.whenabillionchinesejump.com/

@jsea- thx- My whole morning is such that I cannot work now because I am so distracted by the Creekkeeper's videos, and just learned that Olberman did play them- bless MSNBC

But here is another landmark book, check out the multimedia page- Corporate Crimes- they trash the environment so that the people can no longer be self sufficent, then Fox News demonizes them as lazy, and then the bottom layer of the card house collapses, then the layer above them because the next new bottom layer.

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vog991 12 years 38 weeks ago

I know this isn't about the spill but, I just read this blog post by Rolling Stone's Matt Tiabbi and HAD to share it... OMG! This is fantastic!


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vog991 12 years 38 weeks ago

sorry... Taibbi

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Foodfascist 12 years 38 weeks ago

Toronto Pigeons Don't Poop

Have you ever been to Toronto? The city is so clean it sparkles. So now. We have pigeons, but no poop! Where's the poop!

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Foodfascist 12 years 38 weeks ago

Caymen Islands

Caller has vital question. We could win the Conservatives here on this alone. I know from all my debates- just this piece alone. Is there a list of which corporations are off shore in the Caymen Islands.

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Foodfascist 12 years 38 weeks ago

@vog- you mean the lara logan article? You know- Rolling Stone doesnt use sub titles, if a publication doesnt, or if I can't figure out what a writer is saying immediately- I dont read it. what makes it a great article Vog?

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vog991 12 years 38 weeks ago

Taibbi uses wit, great writing and an entertaining defense of journalism (as a purveyor of knowledge to and for the people) to lambast CBS's chief foreign correspondent on her criticism of Michael Hasting's Rolling stone article. Great read.

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Foodfascist 12 years 38 weeks ago

Thx vog- I dont read for wit- I read for earnest writings and action plans that produce solutions.

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Foodfascist 12 years 38 weeks ago

The Enviornment is the Economy People do not let the corporations trash this intended self sustaining planet.

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vog991 12 years 38 weeks ago

feel free to skip this one.

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LeMoyne 12 years 38 weeks ago

What EPA says about the dispersant EGBE - Ethlyene Glycol Butyl Ether there is a skin exposure limit of 25 ppm or 0.000025 weight fraction or 0.0025%. EGBE evaporates well and absorption is higher through the lungs so needs a lower airborne PEL => respirators a really really good idea. EGBE kills rodents by bursting their red blood cells. Humans appear to escape that fate but still get poisoned at a few hundred pppm airborne.

Who knows what it does to fish, birds, turtles, crustaceans or cetaceans....

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gharlane 12 years 38 weeks ago

And that isn't even the end of the fun. Think "Corexit rain".

This stuff doesn't stay in the ocean. It evaporates along with the water, and then becomes... rain. Nobody's clear how far that will travel.


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Roedy Green 12 years 38 weeks ago

Along the same lines

the BP people initially withheld the high definition feed of the blowout, even from the government. They pay a per-barrel fine and wanted to make it as difficult as possible for scientists to get an accuate estimate.

Every day I learn of some new filthy trick they have pulled. The company deserves bankruptcy and the officers jail time.

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Foodfascist 12 years 38 weeks ago



July 2, 2010

Dear Friends,

First, let me thank you: in the past month you sent in well over 13,000 letters to your Representatives in the House against more taxpayer loans to the wealthy nuclear power industry, and made thousands of phone calls on top of that. Great job!

Even so, last night the full House of Representatives rammed through the emergency supplemental funding bill, including $9 Billion for new loans for nuclear reactor construction.

There was no separate vote on the nuclear loans. These were included in a broader domestic spending package which was approved by a 239-182 vote. Most Democrats voted for the package, most Republicans voted against it. As of 11 am this morning, a detailed breakdown of that vote has not been posted on the Congressional website.

Attention will now turn to the Senate: because it earlier passed a different version of the bill (without the nuclear loans), the Senate must now decide whether to accept the House version. That will not happen until after the week-long July 4th recess.

We will keep you posted on when to take action in the Senate. In the meantime, if you want to get a head start you can go here and send a letter to your Senators opposing the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act and its massive nuclear subsidies!! Yesterday, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a new analysis that says that bill and other Senate proposals could be worth an astonishing $140+ BILLION to the nuclear industry.

And, during this break period, if you can help us with a tax-deductible contribution to help us prepare for the upcoming Senate action not only on the $9 billion in nuclear loans, but the much broader energy/climate bills coming at us in July, we'd be eternally grateful. Just about every bill now being talked about in the Senate would provide major new gifts to the nuclear industry and it's going to take all of us acting and reaching out as much as we can to stop them.

Finally, we know it's a little confusing, but....the House Appropriations Committee has not yet taken up the $36 Billion in nuclear loans requested for next year's budget by the Obama Administration. We will also let you know when and how you can take new action to stop those--with your help we have a real good chance.

Thanks so much for all you do,

Michael Mariotte

Executive Director

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

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Donna1 12 years 37 weeks ago

Some interesting articles on the oil spill. Please read the first one all the way threw before rendering judgement. She's not saying let BP off the hook but empowering us to do something about it. Some good food for thought. Enjoy,

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