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PhilMils

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:42:36 PM

An analysis of water, sediment and seafood samples taken in 2010 during and after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has found higher contamination levels in some cases than previous studies by federal agencies did, casting doubt on some of the earlier sampling methods.

The lead author, Paul W. Sammarco of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, said that dispersants used to break up the oil might have affected some of the samples. He said that the greater contamination called into question the timing of decisions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to reopen gulf fisheries after the spill and that “it might be time to review the techniques that are used to determine” such reopenings.Eleven workers died and spilled roughly 200 million gallons of crude oil.
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:31:28 AM

0k
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nurdco
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:21:12 PM

Dis Information...Always
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:23:07 PM

There has been a series of bad mis-information about the Gulf Oil Spill from the very start so this news in't surprising... sad... but not surprising.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:19:36 PM

A sad story
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:54:52 PM

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:44:03 PM

It was expected.
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pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:40:20 PM

Not a surprise to me loll / Next
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Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:46:42 PM

Look and re-look. It happened, time to move on
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:44:17 PM

Just as the residents said
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:22:56 PM

No surprise.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:37:38 PM

Xlean ups do more long term damage than if it had been left alone to nature and only helps the lawyers.
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PhilMils
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:30:09 PM

As has been shown many time, oil companies lie more than politicians, a feat once deemed impossible.

[Edited by: PhilMils at 8/19/2013 4:31:04 PM EST]
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:23:23 PM

This is not a surprise to most.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:15:41 PM

It's still there and still doing damage to the eco system daily... just dispersed and hidden in the lower depths of the Gulf. BP didn't even clean up all of the shoreline or beaches before they announced the job was done, and quit cleanup operations.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:13:09 PM

I thought algae cleaned up over 70% of the oil in a very short time
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