RED ZONE: Latest EPA tests show heavy metal in Lake Borgne near New Orleans at HIGHEST level of concern — “Elevated potential for mortality” (LAB RESULTS)


EPA's Coastal Sediment Sampling:

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EPA's sediment samples collected... September 9-12... along the Gulf coast found... nickel in exceedance of acute aquatic benchmarks.

  • Sample Date: September 9, 2010
  • Sample Name: T001-1449-100909-SD-1
  • Location: 29.935383 -89.691017 (Lake Borgne, see map below)
  • Sample Type: Sediment
  • Result: Nickel at 62.6 mg/kg (ppm)
  • EPA Acute level of nickel: 51.6 mg/kg
  • EPA Chronic level of nickel: 20.9 mg/kg


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5 comments to RED ZONE: Latest EPA tests show heavy metal in Lake Borgne near New Orleans at HIGHEST level of concern — “Elevated potential for mortality” (LAB RESULTS)

  • Leaves Falling And it Ain't Fall

    Why in the hell is this not being broadcast???? DAMN EPA!!!!

  • jec

    From Wiki online:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanadium#Safety

    "All vanadium compounds should be considered to be toxic. Tetravalent VOSO4 has been reported to be over 5 times more toxic than trivalent V2O3.[59] The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set an exposure limit of 0.05 mg/m3 for vanadium pentoxide dust and 0.1 mg/m3 for vanadium pentoxide fumes in workplace air for an 8-hour workday, 40-hour work week.[60] The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recommended that 35 mg/m3 of vanadium be considered immediately dangerous to life and health. This is the exposure level of a chemical that is likely to cause permanent health problems or death.[60]"
    Not making this up..67.9 mg/kg for vanadium is in the test data.

  • premurderedGOM

    The target organ for nickel is the lungs. Mucosal linings are very susceptible to sinus, throat, voice box cancers. YOU LIE, EPA. THE LIMIT OF EXPOSURE ARE BETWEEN 1MG-10MG. THAT'S WORKPLACE EXPOSURE LIMITS, SOME OF WHICH ARE ONLY 15 MINUTES IN 10 HRS! NOT 24HRS A DAY! SINCE I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF NICKEL THIS IS, THESE VALUES ARE FOR ALL NICKELS!!! WE ARE SICK OF YOUR LYING ASSES. ALL OF YOU!!!! I CAN LOOK AT YOUR "CHART" AND SEE YOU LIE!! THE ABOVE POSTER KNOWS IT, SO DO OTHER PEOPLE. HOW THE HELL DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT? YOU ARE ALL TRAITORS TO YOUR OWN PEOPLE....!!!!

  • Canuck

    This website -floridaoilspilllaw.com- needs to be in every Gulf Coast resident's favorites list. If I lived there I'd be posting links to it everywhere I went. People need to wake the hell up!!!

  • Canuck

    And again, thank you so much for the incredibly important work you do Grant.

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