A confidential source within the EPA recently provided this author with a report that was submitted to the EPA and BP by a scientific group in Massachusetts and recognized by the CDC as being accurate.
This report breaks down the actual ingredients of the Corexit series of dispersants and explains the harmful effests to sea animals, children and adults. It is clear by reading this report that the Corexit dispersant is harmful when excesively used. The dispersant Corexit has been pumped and sprayed in the the Gulf of Mexico to break up the oil and the effect of doing this in massive quantities has raised serious concerns about a tainted food chain that comes from the Gulf of Mexico and also can have serious effects on the Ocean Mamal life.
To make matters worse, we learned last week from another Whistleblower that BP likely paid LSU in excess of $50 million to seal another study of the Corexit series of dispersants that included very specific scientific research into the effects of the Corexit. According to the Whistleblower close to the reseach, the Corexit is in fact extremely harmful to the environment, sea life, the corals, and will taint the food chain. The tainted food chain can not be consumed by humans and will expand beyond the current food chain as the food is consumed by ocean life as well.
This is a very telling matter and should be addressed by the EPA immediately. Corexit tainted oil is also being dumped into landfiles throughout the south and should actually be treated as toxic material. This will likely have devastating effects on the communties, livilihoods, and the States for years to come. Now, it is no longer just about the Oil Spill. It is also about the Toxic chemicals being dumped into the Ocean.
Follow these links here for the report and for the MSDS. We are following the story regarding the LSU report and working to get that report released by the EPA.