NOAA claims ALL toxic water samples found in Gulf “were NOT from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill” — Blames natural seeps

NOAA report offers little local data on BP spill’s impact, Tri-Parish Times, February 2, 2011:

[NOAA spokesman Gary Petrae] said that NOAA began its direct investigation in August 2010 and that by Oct. 23, 2010, NOAA researchers had had taken a total of 39,000 samples that resulted in hundreds of thousands of data points and by the end of their study found no deposits of liquid MC252 oil in sediments beyond an unspecified area of Louisiana shoreline. Additionally, there were no benchmark levels of dispersants found.

“The findings were such that less than 1 percent of the water samples and approximately 1 percent of the sediment samples exceeded EPA aquatic life benchmarks,” Petare said. Water samples that did exceed EPA limits, he claimed, were not from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill.

“There are about 3,000 natural seeps in oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico and they put out about 12 million gallons of oil and natural gas in the Gulf annually…”

12 comments to NOAA claims ALL toxic water samples found in Gulf “were NOT from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill” — Blames natural seeps

  • JEC

    WHO is on the BP payroll? You can see the pattern..when the “data” review get dones..BP will not have spilled a drop of oil. So..the toxic oil and dispersants found..are imaginary? Where did the private research samples end up..the ones taken from the scientists to “protect” the BP patents and privacy??? There are too many conflicts of interest with the “samples” and the government oversight.

  • soozla

    Natural seeps never required the dumping, spraying and raking across the water of millions of gallons of dispersant before?
    Natural seeps did not require
    cutting off public access the beach.
    The oil/corexit is rolling up onto the beach from Texas to Florida and there are indications of oil/ dipersant damage on the southern portion of the east coast shores.
    Trying to cover up the damage to the seafloor… by blaming it on natural seeps is ridiculous.

  • These people need investigated. This is BP Insanity.

  • xdrfox

    See where this is going still,… The people of the Gulf are screwed !

  • I’m so angry I’m spinning! Just spinning.

    BP & NOAA:

    We know what you did and we know when you did it. Stop with the new reference to the Deepwater Horizon as MC252. We know about the related rock shelf fractures, and we also know about the tremendous split in the seabed caused by the DWH explosion.

    And, because we know what you did and when you did it — we know what you can accomplish and what you cannot accomplish. The well is still leaking, and indeed, it has never stopped. So close your briefcases’, pocket your glasses and get the heck out of your ‘cook-the-facts’ endeavor.

    And, when you exit the “building” of lies, have your chauffeurs head for the nearest bank. You have damages to pay and we expect fair compensation and the time is well past unreasonable.

    Write and distribute those checks now.

  • xdrfox

    If that doesn’t tell us the bed is leaking uncontrollability nothing will !
    In time this will be reported to the Nation and World. Before or after another type of catastrophe I can’t say.

  • xdrfox:

    IMHO, the likelihood of another catastrophe of the magnitude of the BP rig explosion, and the release of, and displacement of billions of gallons of oil in the bowels of the inner Earth is — well, I guess unlikely. But who knows?

    Perhaps the corexit is your “another type of catastrophe”? However, we can stop spraying the corexit, but we cannot stop the oil from travelling its prepared path to the seabed and into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • xdrfox

    If it all disappears, Who cares ? As the old saying goes, in time it will all be forgotten.

  • soozla

    NOAA.. bought and paid for shills.
    They would rather poison the people with corexit than admit that the seafloor in that area is damaged and we have an ongoing situation of oil and methane “releasing” into the water and air.

  • we know what you can accomplish and what you cannot accomplish. The well is still leaking, and indeed, it has never stopped. So close your briefcases’, pocket your glasses .1 percent of the water samples and approximately 1 percent of the sediment samples exceeded EPA aquatic life benchmarks

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