Longtime seafood businessman says he’s closing shop:
Comment from one of our readers:
Today is Thursday September 29, 2011. A friend of mine just returned from Venice, Louisiana on a fact finding mission. He spent 2 days there and talked to dozens of fishermen and BP contractors and Coast Guard personnel and there is alot of oil at the Deepwater Horizon-Macondo well site. It is not a sheen, It is several inches thick in some spots. A chemical analysis has confirmed it is Macondo oil.There is alot of activity in Venice and resources are being ramped up.
Word is that geological formation above oil deposit is unstable and oil is leaking from fissures around wellhead. All sealife on ocean bottom is dead according to Woods Hole Oceanograpic Institute in 30+ mile radius from site and Corexit dispersant is present in large amounts. According to Sergio Alex Villalobos who is a toxicologist for Nalco, the company that makes Corexit,”Once It’s mixed with oil,that’s where you get the most impact, that’s were you see most of the toxicity”.
He was quoted in the September 2010 issue of Scientific American magazine on page 26. There are alot of sick people that worked on the initial oil spill cleanup and residents in many coastal towns and cities that are sick. This is the second inning of a long nightmare and anyone who signed a release to get a ‘quickpay’ from BP and their minion Fienberg should hire a lawyer asap and hope they can get their release annulled. BP top brass are sociopaths… “
From Stuart Smith’s blog, some updates:
In a key investigative report released on September 14, the US government heaped most of the blame for last year’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on BP. The British company now faces a raft of criminal and civil litigation and billions of dollars in potential damages.
Is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) looking out for your health? Not nearly enough. According to our new study, published today in the scientific journalEnvironmental Health Perspectives.
The demise of the gulf’s minnowlike killifish could be the start of an ecological tsunami, experts are warning.
A dolphin carcass, bloated and violet in the morning sun, was found on Fort Morgan early Saturday, bringing the number lost since the BP oil spill to more than 400.
*Update* from Stuart Smith Blog on the leaking Macondo site.
- New Leak Near Deepwater Horizon Becoming Huge Oil Slick… BP Denies (bpoil.wordpress.com)
- Louisiana: Worst Shrimp Season in “Over 50 years” (friendseat.com)
- BP Allowed To Bid On Oil Leases In Gulf Of Mexico (huffingtonpost.com)
- Bp’s Denial Upended: Gulf Flyover Surveillance Reveals Large Amount of Surface Oil at Deepwater Horizon Site (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- USCG: Deepwater Horizon Is NOT Source Of Gulf Oil Sheen (gcaptain.com)
- Rocky Kistner: The Macondo Monkey on BP’s Back (huffingtonpost.com)
- BP faces up to $45m in fines over Gulf oil spill (guardian.co.uk)
- New Oil Leak Confirmed From BP Macondo Well. (thetruthiswhere.wordpress.com)