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Deepwater Horizon oil spill 'cleanup' made toxicity worse, study finds
Natural News ^ | 12-1-12 | David Gutierrez

Posted on 12/01/2012 12:08:43 PM PST by waus

The cleanup technique used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico actually made the spilled oil more than 50 times more toxic than doing nothing, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico. The findings were published in the journal Environmental Pollution.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: cleanup; deepwater; spill; toxic

1 posted on 12/01/2012 12:08:54 PM PST by waus
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To: waus

lol


2 posted on 12/01/2012 12:10:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: waus

And it’s really heartening to think that a similar government bureaucracy is also going to manage Obamacare!


3 posted on 12/01/2012 12:19:09 PM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: waus

There is no problem so great that government cannot make it even worse.


4 posted on 12/01/2012 12:20:41 PM PST by dfwgator
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“There is no problem so great that government cannot make it even worse.”

Correct.

These idiots/liers never heard/lied/lies Mother Nature on her own corrects these things very quickly.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 12:40:24 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: waus

This is what the use to break up the oil.

6 posted on 12/01/2012 12:46:54 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: waus

Get rid of the EPA....nothing more than high paid politicians....


7 posted on 12/01/2012 12:56:08 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: waus

Of course it did. Government did it.

Oil is a natural substance. It will clean itself up over time.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 1:17:07 PM PST by lurk
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To: waus
Oddly written.

BP was the one that used Corexit to 'clean up' the spill. The use of Corexit was questioned from the beginning.

Impact of Gulf Spill’s Underwater Dispersants Is Examined

9 posted on 12/01/2012 1:30:41 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: waus

And this is from the same smarties who assure us that E15 gas won’t harm our vehicles.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 2:21:55 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: waus

The toxicity was observed 2.6 percent, a concentration thwas much higher than the real word. More junk science.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 5:05:36 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: waus

Don’t think for a second that this was an accident.


12 posted on 12/01/2012 5:16:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: waus

“The cleanup technique used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico actually made the spilled oil more than 50 times more toxic than doing nothing...”

In other words, the government performed at par, adhering to its usual standard of scr*wing the pooch.

Or, to speak more plainly, it exceeded by several hundred percent the Gold Standard of Idiocy set by the Keystone Kops of the Department of Homeland Security.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 6:08:59 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: waus

I’m not sure “natural news” is the best source of reliable information.

From what I could tell from the article, it’s not that the Corexit was toxic, or that the corexit had a chemical reaction with the oil and made the oil into something that was more toxic than oil.

Their complaint seems to be that oil in tiny droplets is more toxic to tiny organisms than oil in large clumps, because the tine droplets are more easily interacted with.

Their “solution” is to let the oil disperse naturally, although I would think that any dispersal will, at some point, disperse to the point where it is in small droplets.


14 posted on 12/01/2012 8:33:21 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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