Skip to comments.Coast Guard: Gulf Substance Is Likely Sediment
Posted on 03/20/2011 11:47:46 PM PDT by topher
NEW ORLEANS -- The Coast Guard says a miles-long patch of discolored goop floating in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be caused by river sediment.
The Coast Guard tested the patch Sunday and found only trace amounts of petroleum that were well below the state of Louisiana's standard for clean water. A news release says The Coast Guard believes the discoloration is the result of sediments brought down the Mississippi River.
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Ping to the real problem down there...
The petroleum residue is sitting on the deep seabed. Not likely it will be rising up.
Whew! For a moment there I thought it would interrupt the Presidential Golf Tour.
The left won’t be happy with this news.
Not for nothing, but since when does sediment float?
Sad news for the eco-fanatics. Of course, if this isn’t reported with the same gusto as the original report, it will still work in their favor.
Apparently when these people say it does, facts be damn, full steam ahead.
Petroleum consumption means from highways, driveways, car washes and any place else a consumer lets some petroleum product get into a waterway. Drilling is dead last and the '09 leak in the Gulf hasn't changed the percentages.
Perhaps they have chosen the wrong word: "sediment - matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid"
It would have been good it they have mentioned was this stuff was made of. When I was a kid swimming in Lake Erie, we called undefined floating matter "scuzz."
There is a spring thaw going on, extra water carrying sediments get washed down river...makes sense!
“Good news. Mississippi River mud apparently the cause”
Maybe not, considering all the toxins the river pours into the gulf. I don`t think there are any artificial fertiliser eating bacteria.
When I was a kid swimming in Lake Erie, we called undefined floating matter “scuzz.”
The Late Comedian,George Carlin, had a bit where he claimed that he and his companions never got sick...cuz they swam in the East River...in raw sewage.
Yup, forty plus years ago swimming in Saginaw Bay one wanted to avoid both the scuzz and the sediment.
This morning, all over America and perhaps the world, environwackos are crying in their coffee.
When we saw THAT 's' stuff, if was 'sausages.'
Exactly the opposite.
Why do you think phosphates were banned from detergent?
Why do you think nitrate runoff from livestock operations is banned?
Precisely because these fertilizers ( as in “fertile”) allow plants, algae, etc to grow. Add a lot of fertilizer and lots of algae grow. When these die, their decomposition uses oxygen, sometimes depleting the water of so much oxygen that fish die.
Don’t get too caught up in things the EPA labels “toxins”. They have labeled carbon dioxide a “toxin”. While you have been reading this YOU have been pouring toxins into the atmosphere! They just classified spilled milk as an “Oil Spill”.
“...the EPA has decided that, since milk contains oil, it has the authority to force farmers to comply with new regulations to file emergency management plans to show how they will cope with spilled milk, how farmers will train first responders and build containment facilities if there is a flood of spilled milk.”
I hear ya.