Mayor: Cleanup workers hospitalized after BP oil washes ashore in Gulf — School bus-sized tar ball

Published: October 18th, 2012 at 7:29 am ET


Title: About 565,000 pounds of oiled material from Deepwater Horizon stirred up by Hurricane Isaac
Source: Times-Picayune
Author: Jeff Adelson
Date: October 17, 2012, 10:07p ET

About 565,000 pounds of oiled material from the Deepwater Horizon spill was brought to the surface by Hurricane Isaac […] oil that is still below the surface of the gulf [is] believed to be equal to about 1 million barrels. […]

Oil has showed up on at least 660 miles of Louisiana’s shoreline […]

“They want it sunk,” Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said. “It’s out of sight, out of mind, and we continue to see that.” […]

[Grand Isle] Mayor David Camardelle said the city has not received the manpower needed to clean up oil that has washed ashore, including a tar mat he described as “big as a school bus.” Some of those who have been sent to clean up have had to be hospitalized with breathing problems, he said. […]

Published: October 18th, 2012 at 7:29 am ET


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6 comments to Mayor: Cleanup workers hospitalized after BP oil washes ashore in Gulf — School bus-sized tar ball

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Houston, We Have a Problem.

    They made it toxic, because they wanted to hide it. Hiding things under the carpet doesn't work, it eventually works itself up.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    How was the amount of material weighed?
    Is that suypposedly all of it?
    I doubt that this old oil mat has much to do with the fresh sheen seen further out.

  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    That nasty Corexit, who knows what kind of nasty toxic stew they have created trying to put a band aid on oil spewing from fractures on the sea bed floor. JMHO

  • arclight arclight


    and documenting ians latest blog

    On 2012/01/12, at 11:50, Noam Chomsky wrote:

    It is a privilege to be able to lend personal support to the Fukushima Evacuate Children Lawsuit.
    There is no better measure of the moral health of a society than how it treats the most vulnerable people within it, and none or more vulnerable, or more precious, than children who are the victims of unconscionable actions.
    For Japan, and for all of us, this is a test that we must not fail.

    Children in the Gulf too are at risk from these pesky corporations

    Oil Spill Causes Short-Term Damage to Rat DNA, Implications for the BP Gulf oil spill?

    “The new study of rats shows a direct link between respiratory exposure to compounds discharged by the fuel and damage to genetic material. In order to analyse the possible alterations to the DNA and its repair processes, the researchers took blood samples from each animal and carried out cytogenic tests.”

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    from a school-book in future times:

    "a new-type of whales was evoluted in the year 2012 in the gulf of mexico.
    big as a schoolbus and made from a mixture of raw oil and corexit.
    it was at the same time also the last whale which was caught from the *NISHI MARU*, till this day.
    japan thereby lost finally appetit on every other whale catch research"

    alles scheisse.
    while writing these words my mind imaginated the song "teardrop"
    onto something that sounds much more sad as a simple teardrop…

    (WHUT? that wasn't angela merkel who was singing it?)
    ("she was young and needed the money?")


    memo @ all :
    imaginate what will be happens when that tardroped schoolbus will enter one of the plastic-carpets.
    the biggest should now have the size from 2 x usa,

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    if the tardroped schoolbus meets "SYNTHIA"
    (the cloned & synthicle oil-eating…whatevers)…
    …it will have a brain too.

    thats will be real strange:
    a tardroped schoolbus with a bacterium-sizes brain swims with a plastic-pearls-cape (that will have a doubble size of the usa)
    in the gulf of mexico and doesn't know,
    what he is and what he gone could do now.

    if in a few years the radio-nuked water from the pazific had flown into the gulf of mexico the radioactivity will just need a little time create something realy special from it.

    wetten dass?