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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Dispersants are all cataloged with the EPA. My last company made them, and toxicity is way lower than the oil it is treating. Most dispersants are amines and stick to the CHONS (Carbon Hydrogen Oxygen Nitrogen Sulfur) regulations. The regulations on marine use dispersant, or even fuel dispersants, are very strict.
    Does that mean Gulf shrimp and other seafood from there is safe to eat? I feel like dispersing the BP oil created an out of sight, out of mind situation, rather then actually spending the time and money to clean it up properly.

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    mmmmmmmmmm guff skrimps!
    http://southernbeale.wordpress.com/2...rimp-cocktail/


    there is the story about the woman who owned a restaurant on a dock next to the guff. the workers would come in after work, tracking the dispersant. she said she had a hard time scrubbing it up, and some slopped up in her mouth. she later got extremely sick, bleeding from the eyes. It is also written that the majority of workers in Alaska have died horrible deaths.
    How can they keep using Corexit? the same way Aspertame is still put in drinks and food. JOBS!
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    Dudes, just watch the VICE episode about the BP spill from years ago. It aired last year. It tells the truth about all this and it is NOT a good one. The biggest shrimper on the gulf coast said he had to trash like 90% of all his shrimp. On the show, this is what, 6-7 years later? The guy was picking fresh shrimp out of the water with his bare hands right on the shoreline and you could see oil dripping from every orifice of the shellfish.

    I haven't watched it for a while, but it also said that BP had airspace closed over the spill for months so no one could see what they were really doing. It has multiple stories of people, kids, adults just getting deadly looking rashes and almsot dying from spending 10 minutes in the water. And this is YEARS later....

    Just saying, I am the furthest thing from a conspiracy theorist, but there is no denying all this. That Corexist stuff will take paint off of a car in a few seconds. And you are correct, they are not required to list ANY ingredients in it....

    I know the US is all about big oil and whatnot, but that BP thing was the clearest outright conspiracy involving our government walking hand in hand with BP through it all, looking the other way.... Just makes me sick. Regardless of who was in office or who was making the calls, we should all be ashamed of big brother on this one.

    tool bags.

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    I know the US is all about big oil and whatnot, but that BP thing was the clearest outright conspiracy involving our government walking hand in hand with BP through it all, looking the other way.... Just makes me sick. Regardless of who was in office or who was making the calls, we should all be ashamed of big brother on this one.

    tool bags.[/QUOTE]

    BP (and our CIA) are largely responsible for the mess in the middle east as well!

    But hey, profits are up.

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    The board of directors/ceo/cfo/big players/all of the above at BP should be crucified along the Gulf Coast.

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    On the other hand, oil spills really help cut down on that nasty Gulf wind chop.

    Sorry...too soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    Dudes, just watch the VICE episode about the BP spill from years ago. It aired last year. It tells the truth about all this and it is NOT a good one. The biggest shrimper on the gulf coast said he had to trash like 90% of all his shrimp. On the show, this is what, 6-7 years later? The guy was picking fresh shrimp out of the water with his bare hands right on the shoreline and you could see oil dripping from every orifice of the shellfish.

    I haven't watched it for a while, but it also said that BP had airspace closed over the spill for months so no one could see what they were really doing. It has multiple stories of people, kids, adults just getting deadly looking rashes and almsot dying from spending 10 minutes in the water. And this is YEARS later....

    Just saying, I am the furthest thing from a conspiracy theorist, but there is no denying all this. That Corexist stuff will take paint off of a car in a few seconds. And you are correct, they are not required to list ANY ingredients in it....

    I know the US is all about big oil and whatnot, but that BP thing was the clearest outright conspiracy involving our government walking hand in hand with BP through it all, looking the other way.... Just makes me sick. Regardless of who was in office or who was making the calls, we should all be ashamed of big brother on this one.

    tool bags.
    There is a problem with the conspiracy BS, they don't understand dilution factor and treat rates. Dispersants are used at a PPM level. Crude oil is bad for human contact. It contains a lot of benzene, among other chemical compounds. http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/benzene/basics/facts.asp
    If you are swimming in an area loaded with crude, you are getting way too much exposure.
    There is a ton of non-conspiracy related information on Corexit. It is relatively non-toxic compared to the crude it treats, just as I stated before. http://www.nalcoesllc.com/nes/docume...March_2012.pdf
    Crude oil has the same health rating as Corexit. If you compare the two for LD50 ratings, you will find crude to be more toxic. HMIS is a 2 for health. I used to handle class 3 on a daily basis. So what could be causing skin irritation, a couple hundred barrels of dispersant or 4.9 million barrels of crude?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    The board of directors/ceo/cfo/big players/all of the above at BP should be crucified along the Gulf Coast.
    That will never happen. No conspiracy about it, they government let them off easy. We still rely on oil, so the gov won't do anything to harm the source.

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