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teafortwo

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:17:12 AM

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 roughly 200 million gallons of crude oil gushed into
Visit nytimes.com for full article
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 1:17:20 AM

Homer says dooooooh
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VMIJim
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:14:28 AM

With the lies, coverups, & incompetence of the Obama Administration coupled with the thievery of BP oil vultures, this is not the least bit surprising. After the Gulf Spill, I vowed to never buy a drop of BP fuel & intend to keep that promise.
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 6:51:47 AM

It will remain contaminated for centuries
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 6:39:18 AM

gas is $3.42 here this morning
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mandoid
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 5:16:05 AM

the whole event was screwed up by the government and BP.
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TBONE3
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:48:13 AM

It is reasonable to suggest that the dispersants used in the clean up would have an effect on test results. IF the samples collected identified dispersants were present, then it is logical to conclude the contamination figure would show a lower contamination number. IT WAS DOING ITS JOB!
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:42:15 AM


The oil & gas industry has given new meaning to the phrase "pick your poison".

Let US consider,
the Gulf of Mexico is prime fishing waters for sea food destined for human consumption.

Pre-oiled seafood platter, anyone?

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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:41:39 AM

politics at play and lots of $$$...
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evpark
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:40:31 AM

Keep in mind that this article is a product of the New York Times. You may want to research it in other places as well.
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pepinoNC
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:27:31 AM

If BP says it's safe then it's safe.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:25:40 AM

There are normal oil seeps on land called "tar pits". And in water called "seeps". Bacteria eat up the organic material eventually.
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btex49
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:22:38 AM

The real need is to quit blaming BP for everything. Obviously there has been a problem with testing. It is just too convenient to blame the spill for everything from fish dying to climate change.
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gasandgoAL
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:21:58 AM

our seafood is healthy and good
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ThunderBird89
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:20:14 AM

with all the technology the government pays for, they should be able to find out where 200 million gallons of crude went/is and then figure out what to do about it. stop all the cheap rhetoric and do something !!!!!
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LuthierKS
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:19:23 AM

You said it, OKRifle.
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OKRifle
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:17:45 AM

Oh pooh!
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TXryder
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:17:28 AM

Order up a plate of lead shrimp. Just pass the bill over to BP.
As long of a time it had gushed out, the amount of damage is irreversible.

[Edited by: TXryder at 8/20/2013 1:19:19 AM EST]
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JethroGibbsMKE
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:16:15 AM

Mistakes were made, let's not add more mistakes on top of this incident. Wildlife and mother nature were damaged no doubt, I don't think we can ever calculate the true damages BUT we can learn from it and prevent any future incidents from happening again.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:15:11 AM

Good
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RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:10:07 AM

Time to let it go and quit wasting tax dollars.
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kcboy
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:10:03 AM

Is the gulf spill ever going to end.
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johnpuh
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:09:02 AM

We may never know the truth about the spill.
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DirtDauber
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:09:00 AM

Must of not done the job right the first time.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:07:16 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:06:57 AM

The oil spill was a big change in the environment. The full effects will not be evaluated, or maybe even felt, for a long time. Historians who try to understand events that occurred less than a hundred years ago are really just studying current events. Why should we think that NOAA is any better? That does not mean that we should not attempt to understand recent events. We are just not very good at it.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:02:13 AM

govt waste is the problem
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:01:08 AM

Ok nic.e
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:00:00 AM

ok
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69Bonne
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:58:49 AM

where's the real truth?
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:53:10 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:52:56 AM

I would like to know why BP and or government agencies are not reclaiming the crude oil from the gulf since we have the technology.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:52:52 AM

ok
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downstream
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:52:47 AM

didn't see YOU protesting re-opening the fisheries then...
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:48:52 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:37:01 AM

In time, nature generally heals itself.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:33:39 AM

I'm on the human side!
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GAS1251
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:33:03 AM

Depends on which side you're on.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:32:54 AM

Sometimed the cure is just as baf
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jjfisher
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:32:05 AM

We all still know there is more BP oil below the waters in the Gulf. BP is just wanting you to look at the surface.
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lyons681
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:31:37 AM

Could also mean that the administration was putting pressure on NOAA to get the fishermen back to work instead of unemployment.
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10k
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:31:23 AM

it is true, most of the time, that mother nature will heal old wounds, but this is a gaping wound that will take a generation or two, maybe even three, to heal..

if y'all think the gulf is clean, then start eating the seafood caught in that cesspool, about three or four days/week..be sure you have a better medical plan than nobamacare though-hehe..
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:30:28 AM

Fools.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:30:08 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:29:10 AM

Ok
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:28:16 AM

It is still not clean.
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kgbellman
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:27:46 AM

Not surprising

[Edited by: kgbellman at 8/20/2013 12:28:26 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:26:59 AM

WAITING WHAT
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:26:56 AM


The oil & gas industry has given new meaning to the phrase "pick your poison" .....
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jackson661
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:26:00 AM

It is still not clean....
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:23:16 AM



OK
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