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Dispersants change BP's Oil into forms we may not recognize

Over the past few months, we have seen BP's Oil in forms all to familar, black tar balls and ribbons of black oil washed up on beaches, fingers of oil slicks with mulifaceted rainbows of colors and chocolate milk colored moose oil.  Much less familiar, thousands of rusty/brown "pebbles" made of oil and sand washing in on the surf; rusty/brown gooey oil/dispersant on water bottoms and floating globs at the surface, clinging to marsh lands and dripping from wildlife.   In the begining, we believed&nbs

Bayou Perot Oil Spill

A tug boat hit a new well head in the middle of the night, did not stop. The well spewed oil into Bayou Perot, in the Upper Barataria Watershed, all night until the US Coast Guard responded to a call reporting the spill.  Oil spread as far north as Lake Salvador and as far south as Little Lake.  The waterbottoms became an unprotuctive fishing ground for three years following this, so called, minor spill in our estuary.

Crafting a long-term solution to the Gulf crisis by Brian F. Keane

Photo of Gulf Coast cleanup courtesy of MyGulfAction.com and Climate Culture.This week we cheered as BP finally found a way to plug its oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Problem solved!

Hardly. Now it’s time for the hard part.

Humans and Animals Suffer: More on the health impacts of the oil dispersant Corexit

Please take a moment to read this article written by Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld at Truthout.org. Dahr and Erika wrote this after spending time with me on Bayou Barataria looking at the harmful effects that the oil dispersants Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527 have on local wildlife here in Louisiana. I encourage you to watch the linked video of crabs trying to flee the contaminated water taken by local fisherman, Gene Hickman. Gene was the one who first alerted me to the crab problem.

Video: Citizens Show Outrage Over Dispersant Use

July 11 2010.
Pensacola Beach, Florida.

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