Tests Now Being Conducted for Corexit and Oil … Results Not Very Reassuring
by George Washington
Real testing is starting to be conducted on dispersant and oil in the Gulf, the results are not looking so good:
•U.S. Government press release says NOAA, FDA now testing for dispersant: Corexit ingredient DOSS found in 13 samples — Up to 500 ppm allowed in shrimp, crabs, oysters ["DOSS" stands for Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate Sodium Salt - which might be nastier than BP is telling us]
•Crab containing 8,815 ppm of hydrocarbons had NO smell or sight of oil — “We were astonished there were levels like that”
•Research team “uncovered a PAH bonanza” — And just 190 parts per BILLION of PAHs is “considered pretty toxic” says professor at NASA installation.