Thick patches of floating brown foam washing up all over Gulf — Previously tested positive for “oil and dispersants” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)


Mac MacKenzie, Grand Isle LA, January 16, 2011:

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Source: Mac MacKenzie

Lorrie Williams, Ocean Springs MS, January 17, 2011:

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Source: Lorrie Williams

Denise Rednour, Long Beach MS, January 16, 2011:

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What's the foam? Recent independent test results from Long Beach, MS were revealed in a January 12, 2011 article by Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld, The Tragic State of the Gulf of Mexico: Sampling Reveals Oil and Dispersants on Mississippi Coast:

[A] sample from the area, containing both sand and a brownish foam on the water that local residents and fishermen believe is the result of dispersed oil, contained 14.68 ppm ORO, confirming the presence of crude oil. This sample also contained ethylene glycol, a chemical in the dispersants. …

A small inlet on the beach was filled with brown foam and oil sheen. A sample of sand covered with the foamy sheen contained 175 ppm ORO. …

A dead jellyfish found on Long Beach, Mississippi, nearby a large amount of the aforementioned thick, brown foam, was tested and found to contain 15 ppm of ethanol, one of the chemicals in the dispersants, along with low levels of n-Butanol, another chemical present in the dispersants…

Based on comparative analysis of Corexit 9500 and the sample collected, the sample appears to contain approximately 500 ppm of dispersant.

A water sample in the same area, taken in an area covered in thick, brown foam, contained propylene glycol, one of the confirmed ingredients of Corexit 9500.

8 comments to Thick patches of floating brown foam washing up all over Gulf — Previously tested positive for “oil and dispersants” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

  • Libby

    I just went to the gulf coast in Waveland, MS on Friday March 17, 2011. Lots of brown foam along with two very big dead fish, about 3 ft long and a dead duck. I could see the oil sheen floating on the water by them. I had no idea what the foam was but pisses me off. I walked thru it not knowing and their were about three BP workers cleaning up the beach 3 blocks away. This is not just about the pretty white dry beaches. They need to clean in the deepest parts where the spill originated even if it takes them 20 years. They need to get to the root core of the spill downunder and stop just looking at the surface. We arn't dumb in the South. This is the beginning of the food supply. In the future if we have a water shortage, they talked about de-saliniating the water. Id rather live in a trailer with clean water, a fishing pole and healthy food than a huge mansion with polluted poisionous water and contaminatedfood or chemically dyed pink to farm-raised salmon. They need to take the remaining money and clean up the root core, no matter what it takes. We live in a very Paradox culture between the Environment and Money. I want our clean gulf back. This is worse than Katrina. My family lost a house two blocks from the beach but at least it is green again and healthy with blackberrys and a baby pine tree.
    Money/oil seems to have become the supreme God in exchange for health and future generations. Speak up people.

    Sincerely concerned citizen,

    Libby

  • Libby

    I read up on the Alaskan oil spill and the China oil spill while this was happening. WHY the Hell were they Allowed to use Core-Exit when THEY ( our government, BP, EPA) knew how toxic it was and WHY do they work on a level of "trust us, we dont care about you, its all about money, not the safety of the environment or the wildlife or the people????? Why do we have government? Why do we have the EPA? Money and Trust doesn't go together and how on Earth these people sleep at night, not with ignorance but with the knowledge of the dangers to us all, but ignore it in the name of money, God be with us all. What little they understand. I think they only use 2% of their brains as well as their conscous.
    They need to stop focusing on drilling and start focusing on cleaning the "Core" before they "Exit."
    An accident is an accident but knowledge of an accident is
    corruption and sin. Shame on you BP. This is God's habitat and creation.

  • I walked thru it not knowing and their were about three BP workers cleaning up the beach 3 blocks away. This is not just about the pretty white dry beaches. They need to clean in the deepest parts where the spill originated even if it takes them 20 years. They need to get to the root core of the spill downunder and stop just looking at the surface. We arn’t dumb in the South. This is the beginning of the food supply. In the future if we have a water shortage, they talked about de-saliniating the water

  • Why did the BP blow out preventer not work as it was designed to due in the oil disaster?

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