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Bombshell expose'. The real reason the oil still flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

Added: Sunday, May 30th 2010 at 7:48am by JoAnneMor

As you know, the Deep Water Horizon has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It has been spewing oil from a ruptured wellpipe for over a month.

BP and the US Government has said they are trying everything possible to stop that multi million gallon oil from continuing to flow into the Gulf.

I am about to dispute that claim and offer an expose' as to why that story about them doing everything possible is a lie and a profitable enterprise to those who would make money from this disaster.

The Top Kill method was started and suspended several times. It was being attempted only half heartedly. The reason is, there is no money to be made with a solution that simple.

The real money is in the use of dispersants.

There is a company called NALCO. They make water purification systems and chemical dispersants.

NALCO is based in Chicago with subsidiaries in Brazil, Russia, India, China and Indonesia.

NALCO is associated with UChicago Argonne program. UChicago Argonne received $164 million dollars in stimulus funds this past year. UChicago Argonne just added two new executives to their roster. One from NALCO. The other from the Ill. Dept of Educaution.

If you dig a little deeper you will find NALCO is also associated with Warren Buffett, Maurice Strong, Al Gore, Soros, Apollo, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, Hathaway Berkshire.

Warren Buffet /Hathaway Berkshire increased their holdings in NALCO just last November. (Timing is everything).

The dispersant chemical is known as Corexit. What it does is hold the oil below the water's surface. It is supposed to break up the spill into smaller pools. It is toxic and banned in Europe.

NALCO says they are using older and newer versions of Corexit in the Gulf.. (Why would you need a newer version, if the old one was fine?)

There is big money and even bigger players in this scam. While they are letting the oil blow wide open into the Gulf, the stakes and profit rise.

The Dolphins, Whales, Manatees, Sea Turtles and fish suffocate and die. The coastal regions, salt marshes, tourist attractions and the shore front properties are being destroyed, possibly permanently.The air quality is diminished. The Gulf of Mexico fishing industry is decimated.

All to create a need for their expensive and extremely profitable poison.

Some friends and I have compiled extensive articles and reports to support this claim.

Thank you:

Sir_Templar. He brought this to our attention and hs supplied links and articles.

Spongedocks. She tirelessly searched through mountains of information & supplied valuable links & resources..

Bobbi85710 She has contributed links articles and uncovered the Stimulus funds.

The Research:

'This is NALCO:


Goldman Sachs was part of a three-pronged group that purchased NALCO:


Buffett’s Bet On Water, NALCO (NLC is trade code):


'Blackstone, Apollo and Goldman Sachs to acquire Ondeo NALCO' (COREXIT 9500):


The Milken Institute - Leon Black of Apollo Management LLC (i.e. NALCO): http://bit.ly/vJLz

BP plc, Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs, NALCO Holding Co., Halliburton Co:


The Chicago, NALCO, Arab, Blago, Rezko Connection:


Obama's Economic Adviser Buffet,= Berkshire Hathaway Inc - NALCO Holding Co:


NALCO and the China Connection:


'NALCO eyes doubling of sales in China:


Berkshire the second-largest shareholder in NALCO:


Company Profile 'NALCO Holding Co:


'96 "partnerships with enviro products thru 2010"! Attendees: Gore M. Strong & NALCO:


Gore/Strong EPA Conference '96:


BP Embraces Exxon’s Toxic Dispersant, Ignores Safer Alternative

It has been confirmed that the dispersal agent being used by BP and the government is Corexit 9500 , a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by Nalco Holding Company of Naperville, IL.  Their stock took a sharp jump, up more than 18% at its highest point of the day today, after it was announced that their product is the one being used in the Gulf.  Nalco’s CEO, Erik Frywald, expressed their commitment to “helping the people and environment of the Gulf Coast recover as rapidly as possible.”  It may be that the best way to help  would be to remove their product from the fray.  Take a look at some of the facts about Corexit 9500:

A report written by Anita George-Ares and James R. Clark for Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc. entitled “Acute Aquatic Toxicity of Three Corexit Products: An Overview ” states that “Corexit 9500, Corexit 9527,  and Corexit 9580 have moderate toxicity to early life stages of fish, crustaceans and mollusks (LC50 or EC50 – 1.6 to 100 ppm*).  It goes on to say that decreasing water temperatures in lab tests showed decreased toxicity, a lowered uptake of the dispersant.  Unfortunately, we’re going to be seeing an increase in temperatures, not a decrease.  Amongst the other caveats is that the study is species-specific, that other animals may be more severely affected, silver-sided fish amongst them.


Here is the Stimulus money:

Awards in Lemont , Illinois

Below are the stimulus contracts, grants, and loans in this city. You can click on an award to read (and add to) its description. You can also discuss the award and vote on whether you are satisfied with it or not. For a more local view, you can drill down to awards in a particular city. Just choose a city from the following list.

The total of cost of all the projects submitted by Lemont is $164,030,462.00

ContractThis is a Time-and-Materials task order in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the Basic Contract DE-EM0000156.…$305,550LemontIL1-1
ContractArgonne National Laboratory manages a variety of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-funded projects, which will create jobs and help…$163,724,912LemontIL1925



Contract: $163,724,912 - Department of Energy - May. 22, 2009


NALCO is associated with Exelon and Com Ed. (Ayers' father was CEO of Com Ed.)

Com Ed hired a CEO form NALCO and a director from Dept of EDU. Isn't B. Ayers w/Edu?


Pay close attention to UChicago Argonne. They control Fermi, as well as other majopr energy industry connections.


ComED & Exelon are connected to NALCO through UChicago Argonne.

All areconnected to Fermilab. That stimulus millions to Lamont is funding all these connections.

They even hire each other's executives.

ComEd names 2 new outside directors

(Crain’s) — Commonwealth Edison Co. has appointed two new outside board members as the utility continues to seek to distance itself from parent Exelon Corp. in the ongoing controversy in Springfield over future electric rates.

Added to the ComEd board are Edward (Ted) J. Mooney, former CEO of Nalco Holding Co. in Naperville, and Jesse H. Ruiz, partner in the law firm of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP and chairman of Illinois State Board of Education. The appointments were effective Oct. 16.



This is NALCO India. It's in Brazil, Russia & China.= BRIC.There is also a plant in Indonesia. (There are a couple articles at this link.



A Few Words About Nalco

Please note the date of article Nov. 2009.(Timing is everything).

"It is no wonder why Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is the biggest shareholder."



If you read this article carefully, you will see the Dome they were allegedly using to "try to block the spill" was a lie. It was never intended to stop the oil flow.

It was an experiment being conducted for another project.:

Science magazine features Mines hydrates research

GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 12, 2009 – Science magazine has published a paper by Colorado School of Mines doctoral graduate student Matthew Walsh, and faculty and co-directors of the Center for Hydrate Research (CHR), Carolyn Koh, E. Dendy Sloan, Amadeu Sum, and David Wu — “Microsecond Simulations of Spontaneous Methane Hydrate Nucleation and Growth.”

The article was recently featured on "Science Express," the magazine’s web site that highlights selected articles that will appear in upcoming print issues.

Wu explains gas hydrates as vast untapped energy reserves found in the ocean and the permafrost that are also a potential storage medium for hydrogen fuel or sequestering carbon dioxide. Hydrates currently pose the greatest challenge in the delivery of oil and gas in pipelines, which can be plugged by the formation of hydrates, he said. The Mines research reported in Science helps explain how hydrates form, and could eventually lead to ways to control their growth.

"Methane hydrates form at high pressures and low temperatures, and have an unusual crystalline structure in which water molecules form cages around individual methane molecules, " Wu said. "How such complex structures form is notoriously difficult to study since the process of nucleation is a rare random event that happens in a few nanoseconds and at a random location over a few nanometers."

This study was supported by the National Science Foundation-Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and CBET Division, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Mines Hydrate Consortium, which is presently sponsored by BP, Champion Technologies, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Multi-Chem Group, Nalco, Petrobras, Schlumberger, Shell, SPT Group, StatoilHydro, and Total.



Special Report on BP plc, Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs, Nalco Holding Co., Halliburton Co., and Domestic All-Star Paradigm Oil and Gas, Inc. (PDGO)

May 2, 2010 3:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- (MARKET WIRE ) -- 05/02/10 -- www.EnergyStockAlerts.com is a premier source for microcap and blue chip research and commentary.

The scale and carnage of BP's recent oil spill disaster continues to grow on a daily basis. The Wall Street Journal, citing industry experts, on Friday estimated the size of the continuing oil leak at 25,000 barrels a day (up from the U.S. government's Thursday estimate of 5,000 barrels a day). BP shares have fallen 12% since the disaster.

The accident has forced President Barack Obama to put on hold politically sensitive plans to expand offshore U.S. oil drilling . In March, President Obama unveiled plans for a limited expansion, in part to try to win Republican support for climate change legislation. The White House announced Saturday morning the President will travel to the gulf coast today to get an update on efforts to contain the massive spill.

Yesterday news reports that several banks (including Goldman Sachs, GS and Citigroup, C ), recommended buying BP shares. They argue investors are over reacting since the April 20 explosion.

Yesterday oil giant BP (BP) released news that it has tested the dispersants (manufactured by Nalco Holding Co. (HAL)), on Friday night and authorized it's use on a larger scale. BP also added, it is looking for additional suppliers to begin manufacturing the material in mass quantities.



The day after the rig blew, there was a Symposium on alternative energy. The Keynote speakers were none other than John Holdren and Ray Lahood. (Timing is everything):

Chicago Summit To Address Four Key Challenges

Clean water; carbon, energy and climate; urban sustainability; and global health to be discussed April 21 to 22
March 25, 2010


On April 21 to 22, engineering, government, non-profit and business leaders from across the United States and abroad, as well as local high school and college students, will convene at Chicago’s Fairmont Hotel as the Illinois Institute of Technology and Chicago Council on Science and Technology present the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges for the 21st Century: Chicago Summit 2010. The Chicago Summit is designed to stimulate the engineering, science and policy advances needed to address four key “grand challenges” facing the United States: clean water; carbon, energy and climate; urban sustainability; and global health.

Among the many notables to attend the summit will be U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, assistant to the president for science and technology, Dr. John P. Holdren, and the Haitian Ministry of Health’s Marie Denise Milord.


The summit was held as scheduled: Rig blew April 20, 2010. Summit next day.




This is a hodgepdge of articles:



Some examples:

Funds for Cleaning Up After BP

By Don Dion 05/26/10

Cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico is good for business for a diverse collection of companies dedicated to this and other types of environmental efforts.


Why George Soros Is Buying Westport Innovations

By Eric Rosenbaum 05/25/10

Westport Innovations nabs a major investor in the first quarter: George Soros.


Professor Buffett's Spring Cleaning

By Don Dion 05/21/10

Buffett has made a few interesting tweaks to his portfolio, including scaling back Berkshire's position in Kraft by more than 20%.


Got Water? RealMoney.com ($)

PHO offers lets investors dip into one of the most crucial and overlooked commodities in the world.



And finally this:

Ying Yeh looks for new challenge, hopes to help clean China

By Zhang Qi (China Daily)
Being in the limelight is nothing new for Ying Yeh. As the first Chinese woman appointed the global vice president of a Fortune 500 company and the minister-counselor for Commercial Affairs in the US, Ying Yeh has received plenty of accolades.

But what surprised many was her recent decision to leave behind her successful 12-year career at Eastman Kodak and join Nalco, a virtually unknown US company.




So there you have it folks.

The wellpipe rupture was a "Convenient" accident. The officials have no intention of stopping that oil spewing into the Gulf. They scammed us with the Dome experiment. They used the Top Kill method as a ruse to make us believe they were trying something. I'm sure they had many calls to use a method that has been around for decades and being used successfully many times.

It's all about the profit.

This expose has shown Who, what, when, where and why, the dithering.

It's about the dispersements, the stimulus, the billionaires who are vested in NALCO, the scientists who are all onboard with the green agenda, Chicago and blatant deception.

Always follow the money!


Obama blaming BP:

Obama blames BP and orders probe


Pelosi blaming Bush:



In the meantime, we all now know the truth.

Greed, corruption, conspiracy, fraud and deception are where the blame lies. From the top down is involved.

Remember, you cannot redistribute fishing/shrimping industries, tourism, ocean front property, boating. That wealth will have to be destroyed.

They are poisoning our Gulf for personal profit!.

It's not just about dispersants. It is about the profits, investments, the Stimulus, the short selling of stocks, the chemicals and the greed.

There is money to be made in the crisis, not just in the oil.

All the players, including BP are into a lot more than oil.

Follow the money!

User Comments

Great post--a lot of good research went into it.  Thank you!

It doesn't surprise me at all, tho I hadn't run into any of that info before.  I live in Florida, and although it hasn't hit our shores yet, it WILL impact us big time at some point.  I still sometimes wonder if the explosion was, in fact, an accident....it was at best, a supreme case of incompetence and greed by BP--they failed to install certain security measures that are pretty much standard throughout the world for these types of rigs.

Thank you. My friends and I have been researching this for days.

The timing is coincidence that should be looked into.

By Nov, Buffett, Citi, Goldman, JP Morgan etc up their holdings in NALCO. NALCO received Stimulus in the hundreds of millions via UChicago Argonne & US Dept of Energy.

The Corexit is proven poison, but thay had plenty on hand for the accident.

They used the dome as a ruse for an experiment.

The top kill method was wrongly applied as well as intermittantly stopped and started.

Follow the money.


The timing is part of what made me suspicious about the 'accident' to begin with.   And many points you have brought up, makes it seem even more so. 

"Hey, look over there...." and quit worrying about all the illegal immigrants sneaking in, even though quite a few muslims are sneaking in with them....plus several other unpopular issues they wanted to detract attention from. 

I will be passing this on to all my email contacts.  Again, thanks!

Thank you for sharing it.

They are distracting us. This is part of why.

Awesome post indeed, the world is crazy :(

Explains perfectly the long delays from the govt responding to or even acknowledging  the frantic requests from La. and even making any kind of decision on successfully capping the oil.

I wonder how much money is going directly into the pockets of obama, napolitano and all the other "advisers" complicit in this horrific crime.

It makes me physically ill knowing these lowlifes are richly profiting from such a widespread disaster...ruining our environment and people's lives.

This article is going out to everyone in my address book.  immediately.

Thanks for the work put into this joanne.

Thank you for reading it.

Another thing.

BP bused in workers to be on site cleaning when Obama got there.

When Obama left, so did the workers.

They are in no hurry to fix this.

Everything with the Evil Puppet is a photo op..with props...after all he has to keep the useful idiots happy !!

I saw they bused in a couple of hundred "clean up " workers...its all image with this  admin.

And now this last attempt failed and are rejecting offers from other countries who've had success dealing with this kind of oil spill.

6 weeks is permanent damage. It has been over 5 now.

Obama said it was a man made disaster. Isn't that what they call terrorism now?

Exactly!!  Good point about the man made disaster comment...

The problem for the WH now is that the media is starting to turn on them and if only a few really start probing...it can be devastating to them.

You're right. Good thing witnesses reported the cleaning crew showed up just before O got there and left as soon as O was out of sight, we would only see the pic. The pics lie.

More bad news:

Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/us/16oil.html 3.4 mil. gal. a day

One of those links is to Wall St Journal. They brushed the subject. They are aware,

well - this is setting up the next crisis - and the greens move in - globally!!!!

And after reading your link...it makes this one all the more disturbing...


All the same players go around and around.

There are many organizations. Only a select few at the top.

This is beyond disgusting...they are turning the gulf coast into a dead zone...may they all rot in hell...and I didn't think for a minute that omarxist was going to allow offshore drilling...

There's alot of research here to read..but just reading through the players you can get a pretty good idea that this is just another manufactured crisis to profit the Evil Doers...the little evil puppet will do what's he's told !!

Great work...will send out and try to read more later...I read your other post but was unable to comment as I could not log on for days !!! I do not think this was an accident...just for the record !! 

Thank you.

I tried to write it so even if you skipped the links, you could get the point.

The links are mostly there for anyone who wants to see where we got the info.

omg JoAnne - and the bottom line is that they are purposely destroying weath - as well as get some for them - the game speeds up!   My husband saw buffet decreased his stock in Kraft a little while back - wonder where that is going - 

JOAnne what does it take to stop the madness right in front of us - 

have you sent this info to anyone with legal expertise - 

That was great research JoAnne - 

and yes - sounds like terrorism to me - 

I was reading that abt Kraft. Not sure why.

It is wealth destruction. That kind of wealth can't be redistributed.

The ocean properties will be worth crap.

Tourism, restaurants, hotels, Gulf fishing, shrimpers gone.

The oil communities with no drilling or refining will look like Detroit.

We need everyone with a boat to load up with hay & grass clippings and drop it out as close as they can get to the oil.

We need the marine biologists to round up as many Manatees, turtles, Dolphins and Whales as they can & rescue them.

The Sea turtles, Whales, the baby Manatees fish, Coral, all dying, not just from oil, but the poison dispersants.

Many of the Dolphins are soldiers. Retired Navy. They are being suffocated on Memorial day.

that makes me want to cry - my farmer cousin said the hay will work - but he didnt think there was enough hay available to get the job done - i guess we could clean it and reuse it - 

I am also concerned about the chemicals and the smells there - my neice works for NOAA in tallahassee and she said the weather folks are all coming back from mobile sick sick sick - there is a noxious smell in the air - i was worried about benezine - a product in oil - the EPA site reports that at high levels it can cause leukemia in 9 months - but sounds like this chemical they are dispersing is toxic and illegal - what in the world!!!

maybe WSJ will actually get to the bottom of it - 

send this to Beck - 

The Benzene?


How can benzene affect my health? Breathing very high levels of benzene can result in death, while high levels can cause drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heart rate, headaches, tremors, confusion, and unconsciousness. Eating or drinking foods containing high levels of benzene can cause vomiting, irritation of the stomach, dizziness, sleepiness, convulsions, rapid heart rate, and death.

The major effect of benzene from long-term exposure is on the blood. Benzene causes harmful effects on the bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells leading to anemia. It can also cause excessive bleeding and can affect the immune system, increasing the chance for infection.

Diseases associated with exposure to Benzene: Aplastic anemia, Encephalopathy, chronic solvent Erythroleukemia, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, acute toxic solvent effects

Some women who breathed high levels of benzene for many months had irregular menstrual periods and a decrease in the size of their ovaries. It is not known whether benzene will affect fertility in men.

Thank you for this info.

This is catastrophic.

It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

The effects haven't even begun. This could take out the south.

Imagine a storm picking up oil and dispersants. Then spreading it over Citrus groves, crops, reservoirs, soil, homes.

The animals both sea and land, people, plant6s are all in danger.

Whole industries destroyed. Tourism and all associated aspects. Real Estate. Fishing.

What about states like TX. They are built around oil industry?

I don't think people realize yet what's coming.



again - we will not see the final devastation of the clean-up for months - years - and they know it -

again - the govt creates a devastating debacle -

again - we watch -

its bad!


This is a slow motion catastrophe.

Yes. This will advance their agenda.

looking forward to your update!  this is terror.....able!

Joanne - this is looking more and more like that reichstag moment beck always talks about - its just a slow one - 

pretty soon - we will this and that as a result of it all FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE!

we will need.....  sorry

We are all being suckered. There is no party feud at the top. The big players are on both sides of the aisle.

This is about greed, destruction.

They create a crisis then try to look like a hero fixing it.

It's all a lie.

They make money on both ends . The oil and the cleanup.

Some liberals were saying to stop using these weeks ago, if you recall...


Then they were right.

This is not about any party feud. This is about greed at the top.

We have to call a truce among ourselves and see the big pic.

They keep us fighting while they destroy all of us.

The only conspiracy is that BP drilled where it could not fix, and BP chose to use these dispursents, even after the EPA said stop. This is why we can't let oil companies regulate themselves, like the previous administration did to the effects we see today.

But that said, glad to see this topic is one right and left agree is bad beyond comprehension.

P.S. More on the dispursents ...

I started to dig into this toxic trail about a week ago, and hit a "jargony math wall", which I had to set aside, until now.  

ProPublica Blog
In Gulf Spill, BP Using Dispersants Banned in U.K.

The two types of dispersants BP is spraying in the Gulf of Mexico are banned for use on oil spills in the U.K. As EPA-approved products, BP has been using them in greater quantities than dispersants have ever been used in the history of U.S. oil spills.

BP is using two products from a line of dispersants called Corexit, which EPA data appear to show is more toxic and less effective on South Louisiana crude than other available dispersants, according to Greenwire.
As we’ve reported, Corexit was also used after the Exxon Valdez disaster and was later linked with human health problems including respiratory, nervous system, liver, kidney and blood disorders . One of the two Corexit products also contains a compound that, in high doses, is associated with headaches, vomiting and reproductive problems .

No wonder skimming crews are getting violently ill, look what they have to deal with.

Please bear with me as I swim through the multi-layered clouds of this Dispersant story, like so many underwater plumes.  Its twist and turns, go on for miles it seems, but each is relevant to the bigger picture ... (and skimming through it, is OK too.  Or just look at the Pictures.)

[The ProPublica investigation
by Marian Wang, ProPublica - May 18, 2010 continues ...]

Given that the dispersants are EPA-approved , the choice of which ones to use was left to BP , which had stockpiled large amounts of Corexit and is now ordering more.
BP has defended its choice to use Corexit . A BP spokesman called the product [5] "pretty effective," and said it had been "rigorously tested." It is not testing other dispersants, he said, [5] because it’s focusing on stopping the spill. Mani Ramesh, the chief technology officer for Nalco, which makes Corexit, disputed claims that the product is harmful to the environment [10], telling Reuters that Corexit’s active ingredient is "an emulsifier also found in ice cream."

Don't you love it when Company spokesmen assure us "everything's fine" -- while at the same time refusing to disclosure all those "secret ingredients" in their "wonder product".  

We can't violate those 'sacred' Copyrights now, can we?

Oil cleanup chemicals worry environment watchdogs

By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent, Reuters -- May 4, 2010

The use of dispersants could be a trade-off between potential short-term harm to offshore wildlife and possible long-term damage to coastal wildlife habitat if the oil slick were to reach land.
So-called dispersants work on an oil spill as dishwashing detergent works on a greasy skillet : they break up oil into tiny droplets that sink below the water's surface where naturally occurring bacteria consume them. Without dispersants, oil stays on the water's surface , where bacteria can't get at them, Ramesh said.

The problem , according to Jackie Savitz, a senior scientist at the marine environmental group Oceana, is that the dispersants themselves can be toxic to wildlife . Dispersants can also enhance oil's toxicity in the dispersion process.

"Dishsoap" may be perfectly safe for doing dishes -- but that doesn't mean I want to drink the stuff, with every meal!

"Dispersants can also enhance oil's toxicity in the dispersion process."

I wonder if the EPA knew about this "magnifier" effect?  (The sum is greater than its parts, idea?)

I wonder if they knew about it, and approved it anyways -- it's an Emergency situation afterall. Drastic times, call for drastic measures , sometimes.

This is funny, the EPA recently updated their Dispersant Product list.   Hmmm ... I wonder why?



MAY 2010 -- (5/11/2010 )

Prepared by:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

[So what changed in this schedule, in May of this year?]


PRODUCT TYPE:  Surface Washing Agent
DATE LISTED: 11/01/78
RELISTED*:  05/02/10*


PRODUCT TYPE:  Surface Washing Agent
DATE LISTED: 05/11/10

Blogger, raises Eyebrows, scratches Noggin ... that's odd.

Somebody just gave Corexit the "Official stamp of Approval" again.  I wonder Who, and more importantly, Why?

OK, that's a story for another day ...
What about the Toxicity Specifics on Corexit 9500 -- the dispersant that BP has boat-loads of?  The one that marine biologists are so worried about?

OK, Here's the Beef:


EPA Home - Emergency Management

COREXIT® EC9500A -- (formerly COREXIT 9500)


1 ) Application Method :

COREXIT® EC9500A contains the same surfactants present in COREXIT® EC9500A and a new improved oleophilic [strong affinity for oils] solvent delivery system.

Aerial Spraying - Aircraft provide the most rapid method of applying dispersants to an oil spill and a variety of aircraft can be used for spraying . For aerial spraying, COREXIT® EC9500A is applied undiluted. Typical application altitudes of 30 to 50 feet have been used, although higher altitudes may be effective under certain conditions. [...]

Boat Spraying - COREXIT® EC9500A may also be applied by workboats equipped with spray booms mounted ahead of the bow wake or as far forward as possible. The preferred and most effective method of application from a workboat is to use a low-volume, low-pressure pump so the chemical can be applied undiluted. Spray equipment designed to provide a five to ten percent diluted dispersant solution to the spray booms can also be used. COREXIT® EC9500A 9500 should be applied as droplets, not fogged or atomized. Natural wave or boat wake action usually provides adequate mixing energy to disperse the oil. [...]

2 ) Concentration/Application Rate :

A treatment rate of about 2 to 10 U.S. gallons per acre , or a dispersant to oil ratio of 1:50 to 1:10 is recommended. This rate varies depending on the type of oil, degree of weathering, temperature, and thickness of the slick .

3 ) Conditions for Use :

As with all dispersants, timely application ensures the highest degree of success. Early treatment with COREXIT® EC9500A, even at reduced treat rates, can also counter the "mousse" forming tendencies of the spilled oil. COREXIT® EC9500A is useful on oil spills in salt water.


a. Toxicity  

[Diarist Note: parts per million indicated, which causes 50% Lethality, in test species, during the test period;  see FAQ below.]

Material Tested


Species   LC50 (ppm)  
Menidia beryllina  25.20 96-hr    [about 3x less toxic than Reference]
Mysidopsis bahia  32.23 48-hr

No. 2 Fuel Oil

Menidia beryllina  10.72 96-hr
Mysidopsis bahia  16.12 48-hr

COREXIT® EC9500A & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10)    [Dispersant to Oil ratio]

Menidia beryllina  2.61 96-hr    [about 3x MORE toxic than Reference]
Mysidopsis bahia  3.40 48-hr

Reference Toxicant (SDS)    [This looks like the baseline for Toxicity]

Menidia beryllina  7.07 96-hr   [Reference Toxicity level]
Mysidopsis bahia  9.82 48-hr

NOTE: This toxicity data was derived using the concentrated product . See Section VI of this bulletin for information regarding the manufacturer's recommendations for concentrations and application rates for field use.


1 ) Flash Point: 181.4ºF
2 ) Pour Point: Less than -71ºF
3 ) Viscosity: 22.5 cst at 104ºF
4 ) Specific Gravity: 0.949 at 60ºF
5 ) pH: 6.2
6 ) Chemical Name and Percentage by Weight of the Total Formulation: CONFIDENTIAL

7 ) Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL

8 ) Solvents: CONFIDENTIAL

9 ) Additives: None
10 ) Solubility: Miscible

Compound     Concentration (ppm)

Arsenic    0.16
Cadmium      N/D
Chromium    0.03
Copper      0.10

Oy Veh! ... there's that "jargony math wall" I warned you about.

This time however I was able to "decipher the jargon " using some very incisive Q&A from an EPA FAQ page.

My explanations , as best I understand it (now), are shown in square brackets [ah hah!] , in both the next, and previous blocks.

EPA Toxicity tests:   FAQ

EPA Toxicity tests

Question) What is a toxicity test?

Answer) Toxicity tests are methods for determining the impact of a chemical or an effluent on living organisms and measure the degree of response using commonly tested species. Many different kinds of tests can be used to identify potential toxic effects but since toxic effects differ, comparing the toxicity of one to another may not be appropriate.

Question) There is toxicity test data available for the dispersants on the NCP Product Schedule (http://www.epa.gov/... ) and it talks about LC50s .   What is an LC50 ?

Answer) In environmental studies, LC stands for "Lethal Concentration" and
is the concentration of the chemical , given all at once,

in the water that causes the death of 50% of a group of test animals
in a given time (for example, during a 96-hour period).  

[ LC50 means "what it took" for 50% of the test species to die, when exposed to toxic level (in ppm), for the stated time.]

In general, the smaller the LC50 value [in ppm], the more toxic the chemical .

The opposite is also true: the larger the LC50 value [in ppm], the lower the toxicity.

For example, a chemical with an LC50 of 2 parts per million (ppm)
would be more toxic than a chemical with an LC50 of 20 ppm.

[Relative Toxicity :   2.0 ppm > 20.0 ppm   --  2 drops is more toxic than 20, if both cause the same "kill rate"]

The LC50 is the measure of the immediate (or acute) toxicity of a chemical for the particular animal species being tested.  

The LC50 was not designed nor intended to give information on the long-term exposure effects of a chemical.

Here are my Take-Away points:

A) Disperant + Fuel Oil (when combined) is much more Toxic than either alone.

B) Disperant + Fuel Oil (when combined) is about 3x more Toxic than EPA's Reference Level for Toxicity!

[Remember: the smaller the LC50 level, the MORE toxic {potent} the toxin.]

Species   LC50 (ppm)  

COREXIT® EC9500A & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10)    [Dispersant to Oil ratio]

Menidia beryllina  2.61 96-hr    [about 3x MORE toxic than Reference]
Mysidopsis bahia  3.40 48-hr    [about 3x MORE toxic than Reference]

Reference Toxicant (SDS)    [This looks like the baseline for Toxicity]

Menidia beryllina  7.07 96-hr   [Reference Toxicity level]
Mysidopsis bahia  9.82 48-hr   [Reference Toxicity level]

Show your work, my math teachers always said:

7.07 / 2.61 =  2.71 x more potent than reference level  (about 3x)
9.82 / 3.40 =  2.89 x more potent than reference level  (about 3x)

[Note to self: Find out what sort of Toxicity Reference (SDS) is.]

It's just like those Marine Biologists have been telling us -- Oil and Corexit COMBINED , is much worse , than either one alone. Smart Marine Biologists.  They must of learn to read Toxicity Tests, back in their Lab classes. Most likely.

So the EPA runs Toxicity Tests using bacteria and phytoplankton, right, those hyper-sensitive canaries of the sea?

Well NOT Exactly ... these Toxicity "test critters" are a step or two beyond that ...

EPA Test Species Number 1 :

Inland silverside (more photos)

Scientific name: Menidia beryllina
Common name: Inland silverside

Ecology : Silversides occur in estuaries along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts.

Uses in Aquatic Toxicology : Menidia beryllina are the current EPA-approved marine vertebrate used in both acute and chronic toxicity testing.  In acute toxicity testing, one to 14 day-olds are used and survival is recorded.  In chronic toxicity testing, seven to eleven-day olds are used and survival and growth are recorded. [...]

Other Uses : Silversides have been used as a forage species for game fish and as a biological control for reducing gnat and midge populations.  They are also often used as a bait fish.

EPA Test Species Number 2 :

Mysid shrimp (more photos)

Scientific name: Americamysis bahia
Common name: Opossum shrimp , Mysid shrimp , Mysids

Ecology : Mysids are small shrimp-like crustaceans found primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern coast of Florida.  They commonly occur at salinities above 15-ppt and are found in greatest abundance at salinities near 30-ppt.

Use in Aquatic Toxicology : Americamysis bahia is currently the primary estuarine species in toxicity testing.  It is used in both acute and chronic tests.  In acute testing, one to five day old Mysids are used and survival is recorded.  In chronic toxicity tests, seven-day old Mysids are used to test survival, growth, and fecundity. [...]

Other Uses : Used as a live food source for seahorses, seadragons, and pipefish.

Both of the "test" Species, sound like important "fish food" at the base of the Gulf Food Chain.  Must be why they picked them, in the EPA's initial Toxicity Tests. Smart EPA Scientists .

And Smart US Representatives too.  Seems this one knows how to listen to the Smart Scientists. Seems like he knows how to ask the right questions, when those Scientists get him up to speed:

Feedcry Archive -> NYT > Home Page  [archive of the NYTimes story]
Napolitano Defends Government Response to Spill

In a letter to Lisa P. Jackson, the E.P.A. administrator, [Representative Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts] said that some formulations of Corexit had been banned in Britain hundreds of thousands more gallons are being prepared for use . because of harmful effects on sea life. More than half a million gallons of the dispersants have already been used in the Gulf, and

He asked E.P.A. to provide information on the effect of water temperature and pressure on the dispersant , a combination of solvents , surfactants and other compounds. He also requested detailed data on the subsea tests that led E.P.A. and the United States Coast Guard to approve its use a mile below the surface .

He also asked for information on whether the chemicals accumulate in marine life over time and whether they could affect human health through gulf seafood.

----- Some pretty good questions from Rep Markey's Letter to the EPA Director, May 17, 2010 , for instance:

1 ) d. Was the toxicity to other subsurface aquatic life evaluated? If so, please provide details, and if not, why not?

2 ) How is EPA tracking the volume of dispersants being used both in both surface and subsurface applications? How does EPA plan to determine whether their use causes harm to the aquatic ecosystem they come into contact with?

3 ) Is EPA fully aware of all chemical constituents contained within the two formulations of Corexit dispersants currently being used? If so, please provide a list of each such constituent.

4 ) Did EPA ensure that tests were conducted to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of the 18 dispersants it has approved for use?  What were the results of the tests?

Isn't it something -- what can happen when Representatives step up for the People's interests.  And say Hey wait a minute, BUT ...

AND just 3 days later ... how's that for a coincidence?

Timeline of Events in BP Oil Spill: Day by Day, April 20 to May 26

Day: May 20, 2010

The EPA also issued a directive requiring BP to identify and use a less toxic and more effective dispersant from the list of EPA-authorized dispersants. The directive required BP to identify a less toxic alternative – to be used both on the surface and under the water at the source of the oil leak – within 24 hours, and to begin using the less toxic dispersant within 72 hours of submitting the alternative.

That was probably easier for the EPA Director, than finding all that "other" paperwork Representative Markey, was after.

(Is this what they used to call, Congressional "Checks and Balances" over the Executive branch?)

What's that you say, Director Jackson?  

BP really doesn't like to take orders from the U.S. Government Officials.

Well imagine that!

BP really doesn't have to answer to the "Checks and Balances" built into our 3 Branch system (that is, unless you start counting Lobbyists as the 4th branch of Government, or something?)

Well this is really turning into a bit of "a sticky wicket" now, isn't it Guvner?

Secret Formulas, Data Shortages Fuel Arguments Over Dispersants Used for Gulf Spill

By PAUL QUINLAN of Greenwire, NYTimes -- May 24, 2010

As the quantity of dispersant that BP has sprayed on the spill surpassed 800,000 gallons last weekend , experts say the secret formulas , combined with the sparse water-quality data released by U.S. EPA, make an independent assessment of the dispersant strategy next to impossible .

Some scientists are calling for all dispersant use to be halted until the ingredients and effects are better understood.

"The data is horrible ," said Carys Mitchelmore, an environmental chemist and toxicologist at the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science. A co-author of a 2005 National Academy of Sciences report on dispersants , she has testified repeatedly on Capitol Hill over the gaping holes in the scientific knowledge regarding the chemicals.
The company responsible for containing the spill, BP PLC, continued to spar with EPA over the company's decision to rely on two types of Corexit -- proprietary dispersant formulas manufactured by Nalco Holding Co., which has close ties to both BP and Exxon Mobil Corp.

On Saturday, BP rejected the order , citing an ingredient in a potential alternative formula, called Sea Brat #4, that could degrade into a nonylphenol, a class of chemicals believed to be disruptive to hormone systems.

BP's letter and accompanying analysis, which included numerous redactions , also said the company was unable to identify ingredients in other proprietary oil dispersants, concluding that Corexit remained the safest and most abundant option available.

"We're still using it because, as of today, it's still the best product available," said Doug Suttles, chief operating officer for BP, on CNN today. "It is on the approved list . It is safe to use. It is the most widely used."

AND 4 more days later ... and BP's still stone-walling?

you don't say!

And what's the final result of BP stalling and waffling? ... well that's NOT exactly CLEAR yet ... just who's zooming who.

And the Corexit(c) final results on the many Ecosystems of the Gulf, well only time will tell, and perhaps a few intrepid Reporters ... and some of those dogged Scientists too.

Swimming Through the Spill...
By Susan D. Shaw, NYTimes -- May 28, 2010

[...] What I witnessed was a surreal , sickening scene beyond anything I could have imagined.

As the boat entered the slick, I had to cover my nose to block the fumes . There were patches of oil on the gulf’s surface. In some places, the oil has mixed with an orange-brown pudding-like material, some of the 700,000 gallons of a chemical dispersant called Corexit 9500 that BP has sprayed on the spreading oil.

Only a few meters down, the nutrient-rich water became murky, but it was possible to make out tiny wisps of phytoplankton, zooplankton and shrimp enveloped in dark oily droplets . These are essential food sources for fish like the herring I could see feeding with gaping mouths on the oil and dispersant. Dispersants break up the oil into smaller pieces that then sink in the water, forming poisonous droplets — which fish can easily mistake for food .

Though all dispersants are potentially dangerous when applied in such volumes, Corexit is particularly toxic . It contains petroleum solvents [oleophilic?] and a chemical that, when ingested, ruptures red blood cells and causes internal bleeding [Lethality?]. It is also bioaccumulative , meaning its concentration intensifies as it moves up the food chain .

The timing for exposure to these chemicals could not be worse. Herring and other small fish hatch in the spring, and the larvae are especially vulnerable. As they die, disaster looms for the larger predator fish , as well as dolphins and whales .

Amazing isn't it, just how SO much trouble, can be caused by such a little fish (and tiny shrimp, and their aquatic cousins too) ...

And the Latest Tactical stance of BP with regards to the their "wonder product" that exists with such abundance?

BP reduces use of dispersants amid sea life concerns
By Matthew Tresauge, Houston Chronicle -- May 27, 2010 , 7:49PM

BP has scaled back the use of chemical dispersants to combat the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico amid concerns over the long-term effects on sea life, officials said Thursday.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told a House panel that the oil giant has reduced daily use of dispersants to 12,000 gallons from 70,000 gallons at the urging of the agency.

BP, which is responsible for the cleanup, has used more than 850,000 gallons of dispersants in an attempt to break up the oil before it reaches Louisiana's fragile coast — a tactic that Jackson described as the lesser of two evils .

[Erik Frywald, president and CEO of Nalco, Dispersant Manufacturer] said Corexit 9500 consists of six chemicals that are in everyday products , such as skin creams and shower cleaners, and should not be a risk to aquatic life, especially in the vast waters of the Gulf.

BP, however, has used an unprecedented amount of the chemicals to combat the spill, raising concerns among some government officials and environmental groups.

In a letter to BP last week, the EPA gave the company three days to find less toxic and more effective dispersant than Corexit 9500.

Federal officials later acknowledged that alternatives are not available in sufficient quantities .

Well that's a NOT-so-fine ending, to a dreadfully Toxic problem ...

"BP rejected the order , citing an ingredient ... "

BP sez :  12,000 gallons of a day of poison 'Approved Surfactants', is MUCH BETTER than 70,000 gallons a day of the stuff.

"Federal officials later acknowledged that" ... BP has a point.

And that, is THAT!  

(They'll just pour it out more s.l.o.w.l.y , BUT they WILL keep on pouring ... afterall, it's going to be a long, hot summer ... and who in the world can find a safer substitute, in sufficient quantities? ... sounds like a job for Super-Capitalist! )....(MORE)


This is horrible. The long term consequensce to the Gulf, The marine life, the shore, the coastal economies is mammoth.

Thank you for that info.

Health problems

– At least two more oil spill cleanup workers have been hospitalized after feeling ill on the job, according to local shrimpers who are assisting in the recovery effort along the Gulf Coast. The workers complained of nausea, headaches and dizziness after low-flying planes applied chemical dispersants within one mile of operating cleanup vessels.

– Some people involved in cleaning up the oil spill "clearly" have become sick, but the reasons are not yet clear, Suttles said earlier Saturday.

– Seven oil spill recovery workers who were hospitalized in New Orleans, Louisiana, after complaining of feeling ill were properly trained and had protective gear on, according to the federal on-scene coordinator for the oil spill response effort.

– Landry said workers were treated for several symptoms, including headaches, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. Safety officials from the Coast Guard, BP and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration have responded.

– BP said it has provided spill recovery workers with protective equipment, such as suits, steel-toed boots, gloves, hard hats and safety glasses. In addition, BP said, workers are conducting about 250 air-quality tests a day. They also are testing workers for exposure to irritants and other substances that could be harmful, BP said.


– The commercial and recreational fishing closure is now 60,683 square miles, which is about 25 percent of the Gulf of Mexico exclusive economic zone, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The closure went into effect at 6 p.m. ET Friday.

– Images from the massive BP oil spill have prompted tourists to go to other destinations this Memorial Day weekend.

– Hotels in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi are using everything from "beach cams" and money-back guarantees to constant updates on their websites to get the word out that their beaches are clean and open for business.

– In Louisiana, hotels catering to sport fishermen are seeing a falloff in bookings, but that's been offset by the masses of recovery workers, BP employees and journalists who have poured into the area.

– Oil prices rose Friday for the third day in a row, as traders anticipate that a six-month moratorium on new offshore drilling permits and other responses to the spill could mean supply decreases in the long term.

– Prior to the scrapping of the "top kill" effort, BP said Friday its costs have totaled $930 million to date. That includes expenditures on the spill response, containment, relief well drilling, grants to the Gulf States, claims paid and federal costs.


The other day, Judge Napolitano was on Fox w/Shep. He said BP has a max liability clause. We will be picking up the tab and suffering great loss. Not BP. Not government.

heard him say that - more wealth destruction - then a big move - cap and trade? - for the good of the people!

and while he ask us all to put a flower on a fallen soldier's grave - he cant  - he  is in chicago - why??   why next strategy? - they are coming almost weekly now - 

just read this reply to a news article about the relationship between BP and the president - (which is interesting in itself) I have left out all reference to this person but thought her reply interesting - 


Quite a response. Looks like this is really angering people on all sides.

yep - it will build too -

where are all those blue caps ???

where are all our national guard going?????

The problem is that this is ultimately going to effect more than Louisiana - Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas will also feel the effects in the areas of tourism, shrimping and other shell-fish and salt-water fish industries, other wildlife in and dependent on the water, flora... the list goes on.  The oil was bad enough but these dispersants are certainly more concerning to me at the moment.  And dispersants don't get rid of the oil - they just do as the name implies - disperse it, which means it will be even more far-reaching than it might have been.

I heard a woman from St. Bernard's Parish speak during an informational meeting they were having there.  She plainly stated that she believed this was the latest terrorist attack on our country - and she was right.  Even if the initial explosion was not terrorist-related (and I think the jury is out on exactly what happened there) the ineptitude of all involved in handling has made everyone as afraid/nervous as if there had been an overt attack a la 9/11.

Obama has proved far more toxic than presupposed to our country.

He is responsible.

And it is the rich terrorists from within our own country who aided and abetted the destruction of the entire gulf coast.

The rich who will destroy and get richer.

And mind you, I wouldn't eat anything caught off of the gulf coast for decades.

The chemical is cumulative....it moves UP the food chain.

Good point.

This is massive destruction. The real consequences will take decades to correct, if ever.

Obama is responsible. Please, try to purchase a clue at the nearest dealer. This is BP, Halliburton and TransAtlantics spill, they are responsible. The lax regulations over the past 8 years, letting the oil companies monitor themselves, and pappy Bush making many safety protocols "voluntary" is to blame.

Greed, fossil fuels, and unregulated capitalism of conservative thought, destroyed the coast. Obama was just unlucky enough to be there.

But on the bright side, You can bet your rear this is going to cause some of the strongest environmental and climate change legislation to be penned in decades. And any naysayer to it will be just another oil shill, to the majority of Americans.

Dream on Eky, dream on.

Obama won't be on the thanking end of this huge permanent disaster.

His dithering for OVER A MONTH and not allowing anyone to do anything will be the tombstone on his political grave.

Katrina was a mess.

This is permanent.

How soon will YOU eat fish caught in the Gulf?



Since this was written, we have received and uncovered even more. Will be writing a follow-up soon.


Some good news!


Congratulations JoAnne!!  I saw the Examiner's article on your expose'.


oooo gimme link????? please?

Hi Ratchell, Here's the link:

Investigation reveals possible criminal activity connecting Obama to BP oil spill


Thank you!!!! We need to get to three bottom of this....:)

I agree. I'm grateful that JoAnne found the information and connections that clearly justify a non-Eric Holder, non-DoJ investigation. We need an independent investigation... with the investigators being fully vetted to ensure they're not in on it or connected to O's power structure.

Even more is coming to light and being discovered and people need to know.

Incredibly interesting about Goldman Sachs telling account to buy BP shares when they were sold close to 5 million shares in the quarter ending March 31st. Things that make you go hmmm. I live here on the coast in Florida and am disgusted that there has been no effort to contain the oil, fire booms could have captured 75% if the government had thought to use them early on and super tankers were able to contain an 800 million gallon spill in the Persian Gulf and still salvage 85%. So WTH isn't the government even trying? I guess it's the reasons listed above, and as Rahm would say "never waste a good crisis"{#angry.gif}


Thank you.

Without a doubt, there will be a huge class action lawsuit against Nalco for Corexit 9500,  and I hope it goes against ALL the investors, and all the feds who decided to use it.  This "cure" was way worse than the disease, the oil itself. The environmentalists surely knew this. And the lib's are all about the environment, right Obama?

Had me a thought gang---Obie will make himself a hero by October and actually have it capped and finally start cleaning it up...perhaps we sh{#black_quiet.gif} ould wait till about then to release this to the Biggies--or would that be too evil :P :P :P

(That what the Proggies would do) Do you know this EXPERIMENTAL from BP; do you know CLINTON said go ahead :O


CHECK THIS OUT!!!   I just found it.....



Try this one on for size......need to keep digging people!!!

I don't even live in the US, yet all I can think is what about in a month or two when hurricane season presents itself, how many millions more people are going to be coming into contact with this crap they've been spewing into the Gulf, when the water sucked up from the Gulf becomes airborne?

StocktonSte---I SHUDDER to think my friend...there is no telling the taxation on the American people...

True. A Hurricane, or even a tropical storm could destroy everything it passes over.

Very good information here, and great article! Thanks for sharing and exposing 'what's really going on'!

Hmmm...I dunno if the rabbit hole runs that deep. I wouldnt doubt it though, not for a second. I would hope that our government and corporations havent been hijacked with the idea of THAT much greed at the expense of others. Then again they did get bonuses at AIG. How long will this oil leak affect the region? months? years? I mean once we close the hole. I honestly dont see why they cant fix it, if we can land a nuke on a dime its preposterous that we cant close a hole with a machine.

EPA denies use of eco-friendly dispersants....just heard on FOXNEWSRADIO...will have link tomorrow; but will dig in meantime...


This is the Miracle that will Save Us All....but it has to be done by October so He can be the Messiah....bet me....

It sounds good. Going to see what I can find for studies. Thank you for the link.

Will wait for update :)

I think we may have it Watson...:)


This is the start of the Moratorium on Offshore Drilling


Update on Moratorium via Salazar (Salad Bar?)


FOX NEWS This Just In....

Was thinking this morning Send this to Jindal??

What will you bet that Rhambo is quitting Obama's White House to either head or be the "arm-twister" for Obama's Carbon Exchange Program in Chicago?

They are making another big push to pass the Energy bill.

I just can't see Rham Emmanual "quitting".

He wants to make big bucks right along with the other Carbon/Criminals.


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