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BP’s Dispersants Didn’t Help Break Down Oil From Spill


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BP’s Dispersants Didn’t Help Break Down Oil From Spill

Andy Rowell

Once again the veterans of the Exxon Valdez have been proved right, after their warnings about the use of toxic dispersants during the subsequent Deepwater Horizon oil spill look to have been vindicated by new academic research.

In the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater spill in 2010, with the oil giant under unprecedented public and political pressure to clean up the vast spill, BP started spraying the ocean with the toxic dispersant Corexit.

At the time, I and many others warned that this could be counter-productive.


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In the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater spill in 2010, with the oil giant under unprecedented public and political pressure to clean up the vast spill, BP started spraying the ocean with the toxic dispersant Corexit.

If one didn't know better one might think that BP didn't want to hide the oil against ultimately the best health interests of the creatures in the sea AND the public. That unprecedented pressure moved their hand. Yeah right.

Dear author re-write this sentence so it doesn't sound like you are a propagandist for BP, or that it doesn't sound like you are holding out for a high paying MSM job proving you can be all balancy and stuff.


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If the oil is dispersed, it cannot be measured and BP's fine is lighter. Corexit is banded in most of the world. Obama allowed the criminals that created the spill to clean it up. Classic American Greed & Corruption.


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I Fell outta my chair when Obama showed up on a gulf beach & lied to us for BP saying that thespill was 90% cleaned up that statement was never challenged by the press or anyone else..Right then I knew he was a BP employee & not the US Prez. They got away with it!!!


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Big Oil has been running the planet since the British Empire transitioned its navy from coal to oil early in the last century. So many interests are addicted to the power provided them for the fealty they bestow to the industry that webs of deceit, corruption, and war mongering (usually to acquire and burn oil) have left humanity and Pacha Mama in agony. Power structures (economies) must arise to challenge Big Oil's tyranny. Otherwise, there is no hope for progress.


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Please correct the statement. The term is banned.


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You are a hypocrite and should get off your self appointed throne and stop insulting people of the same things you do as well. The spell checker from hell is probably responsible anyway.

Are you that desperate for recognition? A grammar school red pencil? At least this time you didn't ramble on and on off topic commenting about everything and anything even if unrelated to the subject or the person's comments. Brevity is a plus sometimes (especially if you are babbling OFF TOPIC as you are won't to do endlessly.

You are fond of quoting whole passages from articles as if you think we should know that you give this or that paragraph your approval. How quaint.

Next time I suggest a version of this deplorable habit >>> Use the word you wish to see spelled correctly in a sentence in a constructive supportive of community comment such as >>> "It is significant that Corexit is banned elsewhere but was allowed to be used here."

That would have been intelligent and less Mars based and authoritarian patriarchal... Oops... didn't you criticize your own behavior? Aggressive and authoritarian...

A Mars based red pencil at work!


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BP: Make the gulf waters look clean and pure with toxic Corexit; spend hundreds of million$$$ on misleading and downright false advertising in print (newspapers, magazines) and TV media making everything appear bright sunshiny clean; withhold compensation to small business owners along the Gulf that were devastated by the Deep Water Horizon disaster; add an army of attorneys and scores of pages of obfuscatory legalese loaded with exceptions and additional stipulations to file for compensation thus extending the process for decades or until the victims simply give up and try to recoup their losses another way; make an empty gesture of firing the CEO at time of the disaster but failing to divulge the HUGE severance package he was given; continue to submit requests for more drilling rights in the Gulf AND HAVE THEM APPROVED BY THE U S (with blessings of Obama, no less) and the list goes on ad infinitum. Then, continue as the major provider (under contract) of oil products and gasoline to all branches of the U S military in addition to making historically high profits. All with the blessings of the US and Great Britain. Booyah!


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I remember the minutes of an EXXON meeting of the top staff. After discussing the settlements, etc., it was decided to keep delaying payment as long as possible because eventually most of the claimants would be dead and therefore not have to be paid.
* A money saving tip from your friendly oil corporations.
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