NOAA Study: Massive plumes of aerosolized oil “likely posed a health threat” — Problems range from aggravated asthma to premature death

"These concentrations were high" - Joost de Gouw, a research scientist with NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory ... Read more >>

NASA oil spill scientist: “I know there were clouds filled with hydrocarbons” — Discusses “Gulf Coast Health Syndrome”

Excerpts from Jerry Cope's interview with Ira Leifer, Ph.D, the Chief Mission Coordinating Scientist on the NASA remote sensing mission to the BP oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico ... Read more >>

“OIL RAIN” CONFIRMED by NASA chief mission scientist: Clouds from Gulf did “RAIN OIL” on land (VIDEO)

"Leifer thinks this oil rain is an unprecedented oil spill phenomenon - a combination of the Gulf's high humidity and the columns of thick smoke from burning oil." ... Read more >>

"A huge number of people on the coast were exposed to this aerosol" of oil and Corexit says chemist

"Coastal residents not involved in the cleanup have also been sickened by the oil and dispersants" ... Read more >>

Excerpt from article at heart of NOAA controversy: "Concerns include the potential for dispersants to mutate into new chemical forms" ...More

... "and to evaporate and fall back to earth as rain." ... Read more >>

Chemist: Chemicals from dispersed oil “coming down as rain”

"The dispersants are being added to the water and are causing chemical compounds to become water soluble" ... Read more >>

Rainwater test results show increase in toxins AFTER well capped… “Unbelievable”, “Astronomical” — Nitrobenzene & Heavy Metals (VIDEO)

Interview with Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana and Project Gulf Impact, Intel Hub Radio, ... Read more >>

BP cleanup supervisor told neighbors that only HAZMAT crews would be allowed back into areas hit by storm (VIDEO)

PS2 Supervisor Recounts Conversation Between BP officials at Green Acres Command Center, Jerry Cope (jerrycope1), ... Read more >>

On Fox 8: Tests of rainwater showed “aluminum, magnesium, chloride, copper, nickel… things you shouldn’t find” (VIDEO)

People question whether coast really is clear, Fox 8 New Orleans, October 11, 2010 at ... Read more >>

New reports of ACID RAIN “further INLAND” from Gulf; “Not a big surprise” says reporter — Dispersants can “also be carried inland”

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Includes excerpts from a segment by National Geographic released earlier this month. See: TOXIC RAIN ... Read more >>

TOXIC RAIN says NSF-funded geochemist: “It may very well be raining hydrocarbons” far inland from coast (VIDEO)

On September 1, National Geographic published a report, 'Could pollutants from the BP oil leak ... Read more >>

In the GULFSTREAM? North Carolina geochemist was to test rain from Hurricane Earl for BP’s OIL — May already be “in our waters”

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East Carolina University geochemist Sid Mitra is studying how far hydrocarbons from the spill are ... Read more >>

Florida/Alabama area: Tests show ethylbenzene, other hydrocarbons in blood of coastal residents — “Everyone is getting sick”, it’s “becoming an aerosol” (VIDEO)

Interview with Matt Smith and Heather Rally of Project Gulf Impact, Intel Hub Radio, September ... Read more >>

“OIL WAS APPARENTLY AIRBORNE” says city-employed geologist — Reports of “oily brown substance” on people and objects; Impacted area stretches for miles (PHOTO & AUDIO)

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Listen at 9:00 a.m. to Morning Edition's report 'Gulf Communities Investigate Spill's Oily Residue'.

Morning Edition ... Read more >>

Ed Overton reveals storms can AEROSOLIZE weathered oil and SPREAD IT AROUND (VIDEO)

Note: Ed Overton deserves his own category on this site, and may soon get one.

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*JUST IN* Geochemist in Gulf says “When it rains, a lot of junk comes down from the particulate”

Geochemist featured on PBS Newshour reports hydrocarbon remnants raining down near oil disaster

University of California ... Read more >>

UNC Physicist: Hurricane will leave “an oily residue on everything”; “Evaporating water will carry the oil and any chemical dispersants” (VIDEO)

How Will a Hurricane Affect the Oil Spill?, Scientific American, July 15, 2010:

Of course, sea ... Read more >>

Weather Channel warns residents “as the hurricane moves INLAND it will pick up particles of oil”; “Oil on electrical wires and trees”

Hurricanes and Oil: The Hurricane Alex Effect, Weather Channel, July 22, 2010:

Raining Oil?

As the hurricane ... Read more >>