HuffPost: Countless Gulf residents with symptoms as if from sci-fi horror film — Bleeding from ears, anus, breasts

Published: April 25th, 2013 at 7:18 pm ET
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Title: Corexit, Oil Dispersant Used By BP, Is Destroying Gulf Marine Life, Scientists Say
Source: Huffington Post
Author: TakePart’s David Kirby
Date: April 25, 2013 at 5:02p ET

[...] In April 2012, Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences was finding lesions and grotesque deformities in sea life—including millions of shrimp with no eyes and crabs without eyes or claws—possibly linked to oil and dispersants. [...]

EcoRigs divers took water and marine life samples at several locations in the months following the blowout. Now, they and countless other Gulf residents are sick, with symptoms resembling something from a sci-fi horror film, including bleeding from the nose, ears, breasts, and even anus. Others complain of cognitive damage, including what one man calls getting “stuck stupid,” when he temporarily cannot move or speak, but can still hear. [...]

[EcoRigs founder Steve Kolian'a] team has done studies of their own to alarming results. “We recently submitted a paper showing levels of hydrocarbons in seafood were up to 3,000 times higher than safety thresholds for human consumption,” he said. [...]

See also: Newsweek: Excruciating, bizarre, grotesque ailments after working BP oil spill in Gulf

Published: April 25th, 2013 at 7:18 pm ET
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27 comments to HuffPost: Countless Gulf residents with symptoms as if from sci-fi horror film — Bleeding from ears, anus, breasts

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    In the first year 40 000 birds died. Some 10 000 dolphins and whales died and is ongoing. Now many people will die or be sickened. There are lots of reports that the COAST GUARD, the FAA, and local police obstructed journalists, threatening arrest for taking photographs. British petroleum pays little penalty, but the animals and people will pay with their lives. Police and Coast Guard, how do you feel about it?

    [federal scientists counted 6,147 birds killed by oil in the first year. Counted dead birds represent about 15% of the total*.

    * http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/seabirds_foragefish/products/publications/How_many_Sb_killed_by_Spill.pdf

    Strandings represent perhaps less than 10% of total deaths*,

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/us/10access.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    * http://193.146.160.29/gtb/sod/usu/$UBUG/repositorio/10320064_Peltier.pd


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  • Usefulbreather

    Where are these cases being reported? How many have been reported and have any become fatal? Is this purely coastal residents or communities inland that consume the fresh seafood? The seafood I have seen and eaten has all been fine, so where is this mutated seafood? I only ask because I have yet to see any local residents change their consumption habits since the spill.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      The article lists a few universities that give the status of the ocean ecology. The cases of human mortality wouldnt be singled out and reported as caused by the chemicals. Medicine is amazingly well studied and disciplined. Theres only two things theyre not too good at; diagnosis and treatment.

      The article gives an idea of the magnitude of contamination. Somebody was using that acronym….not sure what it stands for, but seems to apply; FUBAR


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    In the first year 40 000 birds died. Some 10 000 dolphins and whales died and is ongoing. Now many people will die or be sickened. There are lots of reports that the COAST GUARD, the FAA, and local police obstructed journalists, threatening arrest for taking photographs. British petroleum pays little penalty, but the animals and people will pay with their lives. Police and Coast Guard, how do you feel about it? Too many people enable the bad ones


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  • markww markww

    possibly one lady i know in Corpus Christi she was bleeding from her rear

    Markww


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  • robertsgt40

    There's a reason Corexit has been banned in Europe. It's toxic. BP gas bought its way out. Our govt is toxic.


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  • Ancient Voices

    Manatees were becoming extinct before the catastrophes. I wonder how many are left now.

    Many people can't leave because of poverty. And they also have limited choice about what to eat.

    Useful breather: anyone eating seafood is quite a risk taker IMHO.


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  • ftlt

    I have stopped eating seafood for manifold reasons since the Gulf Spill… It absolutely astounds me folks buy Pacific fish without asking where they were caught (meaning Northern Pacific???)


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  • spruce

    The enormity and magnitude of destruction corporate greed has perpetrated on earth is beyond mankind to remedy as evidently the masses are not able to unify to come against them; the Godless bottom-line greed corporations have runaway freedom from whore governments of earth to do as they please. All I can do is cry.


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  • We Not They Finally

    It appears that great damage is being done to the Oceans….The food chain is threatened seriously.We do get 70& of our oxygen from the Ocean…If the food chain dies then everything up and down the food chain will eventually die.

    As the Oceans become contaminated everything from the ocean including the fish the seaweed and all its living creatures will also evntually cease to exist…The rains that come from the oceans will drop their contaminated rain on the continents and all will suffer…This then becomes an on the beach scenario.


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Gulf Seafood Radium Levels; Chernobyl in the Gulf of Mexico; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/gulf-seafood-radium-levels-chernobyl-in.htm

    Hawaii As Paradise or Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Contamination Zone? via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/04/hawaii-paradise-or-nuclear-radiation.html


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  • Anthony Anthony

    **without eyes or claws—possibly linked to oil and dispersants. [...]**

    Should be:

    - PROBABLY linked to oil and dispersants. Responsible parties need to get a grip.


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  • fill er up

    you can be sure the shadow govt (dick cheney) and puppet obama dont eat sea food


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  • Sol Man

    It is catastrophic and maddening; that weak people have taken what is the least, the fiat dollars out of thin air, and exalted it to be the most important thing in their stunted existence. They have given up their selves to put the heartless/soulless corporations above them and then they worship the corporations' mandate for profit. Too many sold their souls. (BUT, LOOK AT ALL OF THE MONEY I HAVE!) The collective "we" must live with what they have done to the world by their meaning of life.
    Too bad for everything in the world.


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    • http://www.chomsky.info/onchomsky/19990401.htm
      Neoliberalism is the defining political economic paradigm of our time – it refers to the policies and processes whereby a relative handful of private interests are permitted to control as much as possible of social life in order to maximize their personal profit.

      Associated initially with Reagan and Thatcher, neoliberalism has for the past two decades been the dominant global political economic trend adopted by political parties of the center, much of the traditional left, and the right. These parties and the policies they enact represent the immediate interests of extremely wealthy investors and less than one thousand large corporations.

      Aside from some academics and members of the business community, the term neoliberalism is largely unknown and unused by the public at large, especially in the United States. There, to the contrary, neoliberal initiatives are characterized as free market policies that encourage private enterprise and consumer choice, reward personal responsibility and entrepreneurial initiative, and undermine the dead hand of the incompetent, bureaucratic, and parasitic government, which can never do good (even when well intentioned, which it rarely is). … these phrases … are invoked to rationalize anything from lowering taxes on the wealthy and scrapping environmental scrapping environmental regulations to dismantling public education and social programs.


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  • alasanon

    …It was really telling, living in Virginia, where our vegetation was looking horrendous during the heavy Corexit treatment from the Gulf…It WAS coming down in the rain. It even burnt my hardiest houseplants that were on the deck.

    What always shocks me is the gut, visceral disgust that those of us had toward the destruction of the U.S. southern coast, which is beautiful and bountiful when not subjected to this crime. Today you can still see where someone spray-painted a large "BP" on a local dumpster during the spill crisis. (and this was not in a liberal neighborhood, by any means, but we are on the coast & love it)

    Yes, Virginians fundamentally think BP is worse than trash… Not even the trash company opted to remove that statement. I didn't do it..but, I totally identify. It is still there–A strong statement from a proud southern coastal state!! ;)

    It's powerful imagery…I've seen no other graffiti in the county and it STILL STANDS.


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    • alasanon

      Not even the local government removed that BP = TRASH statement on the Dumpster!! Funny…you have to be here! ;)


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      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        and what's funny alasanon, is if you were caught scrawling "BP = TRASH" on a wall somewhere, you'd be the one who pays a massive fine or goes to jail.

        Even though I'm far from where you are, I make a point of buying anything but BP fuel, when it's needed. That's not to say the rest are without sin. I just can't forget what they did in the GOM…


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  • VanneV anne

    There are the toxins from Corexit and the oil eating microbes. There is radiation from the oil itself. And using nuclear bombs to fracture the sea floor… These people are suffering both from chemical toxins and radiation poisoning from Fukushima and other sources of radiation since the 1940s and from the Gulf itself.


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