611 ppm of petroleum hydrocarbons found in WATER at Mississippi harbor

Evidence Refutes BP’s and Fed’s Deceptions, Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld for Truthout, October 4, 2010:

A water sample from inside Pass Christian Harbor, Mississippi, taken on August 13, contained 611 ppm of TPH. Seawater that is free of oil would test at zero ppm of TPH [total petroleum hydrocarbons] .

9 comments to 611 ppm of petroleum hydrocarbons found in WATER at Mississippi harbor

  • I’m struggling to have something to say other than we knew not to trust either BP or the feds. Plus, it’s extremely frustrating that they are unimpeded in their demonic actions and intentions — and, it appears — this will go on.

    HEllO Americans!!! HellooooooooooooH.
    Anybody out there?

  • PissedOffToo

    Yeah, we are here, but we are drowning in poverty wages, unaffordable benefits, being cyberstalked and dismissed by the police and afraid to say a word about much of nothing these days lest we piss off those who are suppose to protect us. We care, but feel whipped. We need a big name to scream. They too are afraid I believe.

  • C.Dodds

    Could someone please explain at what levels various gulf poisons become toxic?

    What do you estimate the AVERAGE gulf levels of these poisons currently are in the whole gulf?

    Without this information, the stated parts per million statistics can lack significance.

  • Canuck

    Here’s a pretty good page on dispersants

  • C.Dodds

    Thanks ”Canuck” for the helpful link.

  • Research

    Check out the latest CERCLA 3007 Priority List of Hazardous Chemicals: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/cercla/07list.html
    Benzene comes in at #6 out of Hundreds of toxic chemicals!…PAHs (form of hydrocarbons) comes in at #8, if that gives you any idea of the danger of Hydrocarbons!!!…Benzene is probably the worst part and the most basic, simple hydrocarbon–a key component of petroleum.
    It is dangerous at PPB (parts per billion) for humans. I would start researching and testing if I lived near the disaster area (actually, I’d be long gone!)…

  • Research

    edit that: CERCLA 2007, not ‘3007’ Priority List of Hazardous Chemicals…
    (CERCLA is a major federal statute that governs Superfund sites…i.e. major toxic environmental liability) I did not see a 2010 or more recent List online.

  • PissedOffToo,

    What do you mean about being ‘cyberstalked’?

  • So, thats about a beer can worth of oil and dispersant in a tub full of bathwater. OMG!

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