Gulf Spill Update — 21 Comments

  1. I do agree with Rush to a lesser degree BW,Mother Nature will take care of most of the oil in the ocean but by useing dispersents we don’t know what new problems we may cause and there is no way to predict them,this will be a wait and see deal for the next 5 years.

    Burn all your marsh next January and go on with life because at this point if we lose a class of fish,crab or shrimp there is not much you and I can do about it except hound BP and the federal government to start hatcheries for the affected spiecies.

    • As always, Ronnie, I respect your comment. I believe the ocean could take care of the oil eventually, because it is a natural material that comes from the earth; and unlike Alaska, we have microbes in our water and soil here that breakdown the crude oil. So thank you for qualifying what I said: It is the dispersant-laden oil that now causes more potentially serious problems. What will Mother Earth do with this man-made poison? That remains to be seen. Yes, Ronnie, life goes on . . . . . and thanks again for the encouragement.

  2. You and your sources may be correct about the cellopane look on the surface of the Gulf.I it leaves a slick surface on rocks,then it very well could on water,and if Corexit9500 &9527 isn’t toxic,then why do they need personal protective eqiupnent while they are spraying on OUR GULF WATERS.Another thought,how can they make these claims without long term testing on the product.They have made the statement that there is minimal to no impact on small fish and/or wildlife(that is BS) I have seen the results.

    • Hey C.E., if you look back at the photo, you can see the orange oil. The plastic coating is separate from the oil. The informant said it literally kept four-foot waves from breaking over into white caps as should have happened. Ditto everything you say about the toxins. I think I might stop using all the products on their list of common usages, too.

  3. Thanks again for hearing what I don’t hear much of anywhere else. I do listen to a show that’s on in the wee hours of the morning that reports what I believe is the truth but it’s good to hear from someone living near the source. I’m glad you’re reporting this.

  4. I’d personally rather see the oil on top of the water than use the dispersants. Common sense tells me it would just be better to skim and/or suck it up than to use chemicals. But hey, I’m not a Chemist, Chem Eng., Enviromentalist etc. I’m just an ordinary run of the mill person who’s mad as hell at what has happened.

    • . . . and has a whole lot of common sense to go along with that anger. Again, if they sink it, they don’t have to pay skimmers or suckers. (no pun intended) Hey, maybe I’ll get famous for that quote right there!!!

  5. Hm. Thought there would be more response than this. Wonder if I offended some readers? Maybe everyone just wants to be “done” with the oil spill. Oh that it were so easy . . . .

  6. Don’t worry BW , they’ll be back just as soon as a “cookin” piece is posted. LOL! Maybe you can have a Shrimp boil…show ’em the seafood has been undergoing strict testing and is SAFE to eat!

  7. I’m still with you but, just don’t know what to add. I just hope that BP isn’t allowed to pull out before they clean up every drop.
    I do know that on Fox news today, they were reporting about all the dispersants being dropped. Said the government had allowed “limited” use of it in an emergency but, seemed they were over doing it.

  8. BW, you have a big ally – his name is Michael Berry, the top radio talk show host in Houston. He’s broadcasting his Houston talk show tomorrow (8/4) from an oil platform somewhere off Plaquemines. He was at the Commander’s Palace in NOLA today.

    If anyone wants to listen live, here’s the link. The show is on from 3-5.

    He’s committed to an end of the drilling moratorium, and also to a continued BP presence in the Gulf until all of this is cleaned up. He’s mad as he## at the Coast Guard for allowing BP to begin cutting back, and at the EPA, etc. for what is certainly inadequate if not flat sloppy testing.

    He’s the guy who’s coordinating the four-day trip of support for Louisiana over Labor Day I told you about. I’ve sent links to your blog and information about you to him. We’ll see what happens. In any event, he’s one of the people who will do what he can to make sure this stays in the news – and he can do a lot.

    Tonight, I’m just nervous as a cat over the static kill process on the well. That’s the fat lady I’m waiting for. They have to get Macondo closed up, killed, sealed in, kaput – and do it before a storm shows up. Then, we can really get serious about remediation.

    • I remember your call about him, but I don’t remember how I could get in touch with him for that weekend. Did you tell him about us folks down here? BTW, took the boat south yesterday and was amazed at how beautiful our saltwater marshes are. I’m so thankful for that, and I hope it stays that way.

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