BP Slick: BP Oil Spill: NASA report confirms toxic dispersants DID rain down on Gulf Coast

 

 

The data being released, which was collected by the NASA missions to the Gulf, shows that the toxic compounds released from the BP spill became airborne, and significant quantities were brought onshore by precipitation, thereby exposing coastal populations to chemical poisoning. This represents something new and unique not observed in previous oil spills. It helps explain why there were numerous reports by people living along the Gulf Coast that it was raining oil and dispersant during the summer months.

“The data we collected in the atmosphere shows a very high hydrocarbon load and we were able to identify more than 100 compounds in it. Many of them have health implications. There were large amounts of them and they have similarities to gasoline. In that regard the modeling I did seems to suggest that there are reasons for concern. There are reasons to do additional research.”

via BP Slick: BP Oil Spill: NASA report confirms toxic dispersants DID rain down on Gulf Coast.

So, I know we all decided to forget about the BP oil spill catastrophe (it’s soooo 2010) in favor of the Japanese nuclear catastrophe, but it would appear that we may have only seen the tip of the iceberg so far in terms of the human impact it will have. If you live in one of the states along the Gulf Coast, it may be time to consider moving. Click the link for the full article.

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