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EPA whistleblower Hugh Kaufman gave an interview to Democracy Now during the height of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill news coverage and explained his views on the use of Corexit, saying "EPA now is taking the position that they really don't know how dangerous it is, even though if you read the label, it tells you how dangerous it is. And, for example, in the Exxon Valdez case, people who worked with dispersants, most of them are dead now. The average death age is around fifty. It's very dangerous, and it's an economic -- it's an economic protector of BP, not an environmental protector of the public."[82]

Marine toxicologist Riki Ott blamed BP for poisoning locals with Corexit, which she alleges they used to hide their responsibility.[83] In August 2010 she wrote an open letter to the Environmental Protection Agency alleging that dispersants were still being used in secret and demanding that the agency take action.[84] The letter was published in the Huffington Post. Ott told Al Jazeera, "The dispersants used in BP's draconian experiment contain solvents, such as petroleum distillates and 2-butoxyethanol. Solvents dissolve oil, grease, and rubber. It should be no surprise that solvents are also notoriously toxic to people, something the medical community has long known."[85]

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Sep 6th, 2014 at 03:18:15 PM EST
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Sort of like the liquidators at Chernobyl.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Sep 8th, 2014 at 09:56:22 AM EST
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If they are not using the same firms that fronted and strategized for American Tobacco regarding the health effects of tobacco it is only because subsequent firms have gotten even better at lying, distracting and generally confusing the public. The playbook goes back to the nuclear industry and the cold war - back when we had troops standing and saluting the bomb as we conducted above ground nuclear tests in Nevada.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Sep 8th, 2014 at 10:32:45 AM EST
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