Well, everybody, it’s been 100 Days since the BP Oil Spill and apparently there’s good news!
Apparently, BPs oil dispersants have so effectively caused oil to disappear from the surface of the Gulf that even the cleanup jobs are drying up! Hooray! Great job, BP!!!
But wait. Oh wait.
It looks like a group of scientists (hired by the lawyers suing BP) have analyzed the results from their testing of the waters. And apparently the dispersants (which include the chemical Corexit) being used to clear the water’s surface are ACTUALLY EVEN MORE TOXIC THAN THE OIL.
From today’s NYT:
“This is a management decision, to use dispersants,” College of William and Mary marine science professor Robert Diaz said yesterday. “It doesn’t make the oil go away, it just puts it from one part of the ecosystem to another.”
That dispersed oil now hovers, diluted in the water column, posing a challenge for scientists to track and measure the subsea plumes. Mapping the long-term effects of the nearly 2 million gallons of dispersant used by BP PLC may well be equally difficult, given the array of unanswered questions that surround the products’ rapid breakdown of oil droplets and their chronic toxicity.
Which means that a hundred days after the spill, we’re worse off than we started. Think it’s been a circus trying to figure how to deal with 210,000 galloons of crude oil spilling into the ecosystem every day? Just imagine the show we’ll see as they deal with 2 million gallons of a killer chemical nobody knows anything about! That should be a real dazzler.
Let’s do something about it:
[NYT: Oil Spill Dispersants Shifting Ecosystem Impacts in Gulf, Scientists Warn]
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