“Covering Up The [Gulf] Oil Spill With Corexit Was a Deadly Action … What Happened In the Gulf Was a Political Act, an Act of Cowardice and Greed”

A Tragedy Our Society Should Never Repeat

Preface: Additional interviews of leading government-affiliated experts concerning the Gulf oil spill here and here.

As we reported at the time, the EPA allowed BP to dump mass quantities of a highly-toxic chemical into the Gulf of Mexico in order to help BP hide the amount of oil in the Gulf … and to help to cover up what was really going on.

Last month, 60 Minutes made a fantastic exposé on the whole shenanigan.

We contacted Gulf toxicologist Dr. Susan Shaw – Founder and Director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute – for comment.  Background on Dr. Shaw’s involvement with the BP oil spill here and  here.

Dr. Shaw told Washington’s Blog:

It was refreshing to see such a strong public statement about what really happened in the Gulf of Mexico.

I was the first scientist to dive in the oil slick after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010. As a member of DOI’s [the U.S. Department of the Interior's] Strategic Sciences Working Group (SSWG) and a TEDx speaker, I alerted federal agency heads and the public about the combined toxicity of Corexit and oil, and predicted much of the terrible human suffering and environmental damage we are seeing in the Gulf today. The Australian 60 Minutes report takes the viewer up close to the victims, Gulf residents and cleanup workers whose health problems are overwhelming and who will not recover, ever. As a public health professional, I interviewed residents of Grand Isle LA (“ground zero”) and experienced first hand what we now call the “Gulf syndrome” –  they had blinding headaches, memory loss, heart palpitations, internal bleeding, swollen livers, and skin lesions. Some had been sprayed directly with Corexit, often by planes flying at night. One was a 14 year old school girl who had periodic bleeding from her ears. As a scientist, I was stunned at the depth of suffering, the bewilderment, the loss.

Covering up the oil spill with Corexit was a deadly action that resulted in a tragedy our society should never repeat. For the federal government to make Corexit’s application the standard operating procedure for offshore oil spills is unacceptable. It is outrageous.

Below are links to my previous public statements about the danger and the duplicity of using Corexit to contain oil spills. Scientists know very well how toxic the mixture is. What happened in the Gulf was a political act, an act of cowardice and greed. It is time for Americans to know the truth.

Unfortunately, the government has a habit of covering up disasters – including not only oil spills, but everything from nuclear accidents to  financial problemsinstead of actually fixing the problems so that they won’t happen again.

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  • Honest Harry’s Used Cars

    “Covering
    Up The [Gulf] Oil Spill With Corexit Was a Deadly Action … What
    Happened In the Gulf Was a Political Act, an Act of Cowardice and Greed”

    Greed? Impossible! Ellen Brown and Carl Herman have conquered greed, along with poverty and along with David Swanson, they’re seriously working on conquering war too. Get with the program!

    Greed is so utterly, last century. These kids today aren’t greedy. They just want their food stamps and their section 8 housing, and enough money left over to become dope addicts and have an iPhone. Oh, yeah… And they want to walk around the mall with their asses hanging out of their pants. LoL!

  • DaveMurphy

    THE REAL STORY 3,000 TONS OF MUSTARD GAS BOMBS USED ON THE WELL!

    THE EVIL CRACK TO HELL “MACONDO”

  • DaveMurphy

    OOPS HERE IT IS

  • nia holder

    The injury is compounded by continuing destruction of lives. Wildlife, sea life and destruction of the fractured sea floor. Dr. Samantha Joye from UGA presented findings in a symposium 2011. Only one journalist from local news covered this. This was no accident. She was given the last 30 minutes from a day long affair. Thank you for this follow up. Matt Simmons is silent, but only after sounding the alarm for evacuations. I have cautioned those who continue to vacation in the gulf.

  • Deport Barry

    I remember seeing that well spewing oil on Subsea 7′s ROV cam feed in a little thumbnail on CNN every single day for more than a month. It was like watching 9/11 replays, but you knew it was still going on. It was a disaster. Oil & gas drilling is inherently dangerous, but nobody wants to walk to work, do they? The public wanted someone to do something. The President responded by being a bully and shaking down Tony Hayward at the White House before any investigation even began. Then he ordered that the BOP be secured by the FBI and taken to NASA for analysis. So, whatever came out of that? People in the industry don’t even know. The public wanted the oil to be gone. Corexit quickly got rid of the oil. Be careful what you ask for.

  • b

    I fly over the mocando site several times a year coming back from central america. I just flew over labor day weekend 2013. and yes it is still leaking, sheen to the horizon in every direction. abotic orange oil visible from the plane at 34000 ft. I could see many boats appear to be skimming the water surface to keep it from going to galveston. I guess their idea is to keep it out of the eyes of the texas people. It is such a disgrace all that aquatic life getting trashed thanks to BP. Kill them all for their crimes god will not mind

  • Arizona

    ON THE NET,the day the HORIZON BLEWUP,two fishermen were filming the whole thing,BUT WHAT GOT their attention was a BLUE BEAM OF LIGHT,coming down from the sky,when it hit the HELIPAD,it blew a hole 50ft. long and 25 ft wide,in the deck,then the beam moved and the whole rig blew up,THESE ARE CALLED “SPACE WEAPONS”someone used a satelite weapon on the gulf horizon drilling rig,ANYONE WANT TO BET IT WAS THE BRITISH,who blewup their own rig,and maybe with the help of the good folks at NASA,…then it gets worse,THEY HAVE DESTROYED ALL THE FOOD IN THE GULF,…THEN you have DHS,going around to ALL the reserve food warehouses in america and hauling off the food.,AND GUESS where their taking it??? TO THE LANDFILLS AND BURNING IT!!!! sounds like we have a problem here,and its called a “FAMINE”,…I wonder if thats how they get everyone to take the “MARK OF THE BEAST”…..no one is going to watch their 5 year old starve to death……..IF your not stocked up and ready,water ,food,and a lot of ammo,YOUR NOT READY…………………

    • 19ArentGonnaSacrificeTheirLife

      Very very very good post. You are awake and seen the video. GOOD FOR YOU. Most people are so motherfuckin dumb they can’t put down the remote for 20 mins.

  • Arizona

    IF YOU OWN HORSES,you better keep them indoors,or you may come out and find them all dead,these satelite weapons are killing all the deer,elk,and cows all over america,and their poisoning all the rivers and lakes too,their killing the FISH,DUCKS,GEESE,and every bird in the air…,AMERICA is being setup for a FAMINE by their own government,and its going along well the sheep are still sound asleep……BETTER WAKEUP your running out of time to get ready………………….

  • Arizona

    IF YOU OWN HORSES,you better keep them indoors,or you may come out and find them all dead,these satelite weapons are killing all the deer,elk,and cows all over america,and their poisoning all the rivers and lakes too,their killing the FISH,DUCKS,GEESE,and every bird in the air…,AMERICA is being setup for a FAMINE by their own government,and its going along well the sheep are still sound asleep……BETTER WAKEUP your running out of time to get ready………………….

    • 19ArentGonnaSacrificeTheirLife

      But but but, THE FOOTBALL GAME IS ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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