Friday, July 30, 2010

Scientists: BP dispersants have made spill more toxic

Here is what I don't understand. Why is it the NBC is so late on this subject? Most of us that are here on Todays World New Blog have been talking about this for Months now. Not even weeks, but Months. How is is even possible for the Main Stream Media be so late on reporting all this?
clipped from www.msnbc.msn.com

Editor's note: Lisa Myers' report on oil dispersants will air Friday on
NBC Nightly News.
Amid growing concern about the use of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of scientists working for law firms suing BP says their testing indicates that the dispersants being used to break up the oil are making this spill even more toxic to marine life.
Dr. William Sawyer, a toxicologist, is part of a team of scientists hired by law firms — led by Smith Stag of New Orleans — that are representing Louisiana fishermen and environmentalists.
The scientists collected and analyzed globs of oil, sand, and water from more than a dozen sites in four states along the Gulf.
Sawyer told NBC News that the findings are troubling. "We now have compelling evidence that the dispersant has enhanced and increased the toxicity from the spill," he said.
Spreading the damage?

So far, the federal government has approved use of more than 1.8 million gallons of dispersant in the Gulf. Most of it is Corexit 9500.
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