Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reopened 4,281
square miles of the Gulf of Mexico after a reopening protocol agreed
to by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), the Gulf states, and the NOAA.
waters, which are off western Louisiana, are ready for commercial
and recreational fishing. NOAA experts recently caught fish in the
area and they showed no signs of contamination.
food safety experts, members of the fishing industry and local, state
federal officials, are working together every day to ensure that
the Gulf is safe to eat," said Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.,
under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA
administrator. "We will remain vigilant and continue to monitor
and test seafood in reopened waters.
July 26 to July 29, NOAA sampled shrimp
and finfish like snapper and mackerel. Under the procedures
and methodology of the reopening protocol, chemical analyses of 125
specimens and sensory analyses of 41 samples were composited into 14
samples, and the sensory analysis showed no oil or dispersant flavors
or odors. As far as the chemical analysis goes, results were "well
below the levels of concern."
NOAA data from July 29 showed a "light sheen" of oil in the
area, yet there has been none detected ever since. Also, trajectory
models reveal that this particular area has a low risk of being
exposed to oil in the future.
of our strict adherence to the reopening protocol agreed to by the
states and the federal government, we have confidence that seafood
harvested from this area is free from harmful oil residues and can be
enjoyed by consumers around the nation," said Margaret Hamburg,
MD, Commissioner of the FDA.
reopened waters are approximately 185 miles west of the BP wellhead
that ruptured on April 20, causing the worst
oil spill in U.S. history. It is an area known for its fishing,
especially for shrimp, reef fish and menhaden. The reopening of these
waters should be a relief for commercial fisherman, and NOAA plan to
test all fish captured through dockside sampling measures.
quote: *puts on tin foil hat*
quote: But you need to understand, the truth of the matter is the economic impact was very minor.
quote: What do you get when you mixoil & methane gas,with oil dispersant (COREXIT),with radioactive effluent,with surface-burning oil slicks (petroleum+dispersant),with lots of dead marine life of every sort and kindin the Gulf of Mexico during a hot and humid summer?Answer:A toxic petrochemical stew which is neither safe to eat from, nor swim in. The affected beaches, wetlands, marshes and estuaries should also be viewed with great caution, or avoided altogether.Many in the MSM have been trumpeting the miraculous recovery of the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the successful capping of the gushing oil well at the Macondo Prospect. Of course there are also those from whom common sense has not fled. Thankfully, we still have among us reasonable people who are able to utilize the human faculty of reason. We pray that there will be many others who will understand the simple facts of life in the Gulf, which has taken on an awesome toxic burden – a toxic load of various chemicals, pollutants, contaminants, and poisons that ought to be dealt with very carefully and with great circumspection.
quote: I predict by 2030, America only has about 30-50 million people living in it, less if the guys in power get the typical retard in the country to support some useless war somewhere and and start launching nukes at somebody.Sad but true .
quote: “Naman [said] our pool water sample we sent him contained 50.3 ppm [parts per million] 2-butoxyethanol marker for Corexit,” according to Mrs. Schebler. Tests for arsenic came back at less than .02 ppm. A July letter from four top scientists noted, “Corexit 9527A contains 2-BTE (2-butoxyethanol), a toxic solvent that ruptures red blood cells, causing hemolysis (bleeding) and liver and kidney damage (Johanson and Bowman, 1991, Nalco, 2010).” The safety data sheet provided by Nalco, the manufacturer of Corexit 9527A, warns, “Harmful if absorbed through skin. May be harmful if swallowed. May cause liver and kidney effects and/or damage. There may be irritation to the gastro-intestinal tract.” Mr. Schebler’s “severe diarrhea and very dark urine” appear to indicate gastro-intestinal tract irritation.