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(MSNBC)   Researchers find that the dispersant used in oil spills in order to speed up their degradation, actually makes the oil 52 times more toxic   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 39
    More: Scary, environmental degradation, oil spill, Corexit, inquiries, environmental pollution, plankton, Deepwater Horizon, Gulf of Mexico  
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2012-11-30 11:40:04 PM  
Of course it does...
LUC strikes again.
 
2012-11-30 11:45:55 PM  
Yeah, didn't see that coming.

/next thing, you'll tell me fracking endangers ground water
 
2012-11-30 11:46:30 PM  
Hey, no more oil! But your cancer has cancer on it's anus. So there's that. But no more oil!
 
2012-12-01 12:03:19 AM  
These would be the dispersants that BP was asked to stop using by the US government, because it was known to be minimally effective and toxic, and BP refused. Might have something to do with BP had a major controlling interest in the company that made the dispersant that they used, but hey, capitalism is farking awesome, right? It would be totally better if it had less regulations so this happened more.
 
2012-12-01 12:04:51 AM  
Will it have the same effects as pig crap?
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-01 12:21:42 AM  

GAT_00: These would be the dispersants that BP was asked to stop using by the US government, because it was known to be minimally effective and toxic, and BP refused. Might have something to do with BP had a major controlling interest in the company that made the dispersant that they used, but hey, capitalism is farking awesome, right? It would be totally better if it had less regulations so this happened more.


You lefty. I think we should go back to Devine Right. Only a few, appointed by God, should rule over us. Because use serfs do not have the brains or God's grace to be born in the right class.
 
2012-12-01 01:12:56 AM  
B-b-but ... they assured us that Corexit was perfectly safe and all of the oil "just disappeared"!

(seafood, anyone?)
 
2012-12-01 02:28:57 AM  
We do have SEAL Team One left.
 
2012-12-01 02:56:26 AM  
but someone should think of the beaches !!
 
2012-12-01 04:15:44 AM  
you know that the dispersant is almost exactly dawn dish soap, right?
 
2012-12-01 04:48:48 AM  
Researchers have found that putting commas, where they don't belong is bad.
 
2012-12-01 04:51:14 AM  
MSNBC is commie-pinko-liberal trash anyways. Why trust them? Last time I had some seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, it smelled just like windex, which is just the right amount.
 
2012-12-01 06:17:07 AM  
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2012-12-01 06:23:40 AM  

Asa Phelps: you know that the dispersant is almost exactly dawn dish soap, right?


You do know that doesn't mean it's good to dump in the environment in large quantities.

Or are there large deposits of Dawn detergents in nature that everyone else missed? Other than the Gulf of Mexico, I mean.
 
2012-12-01 06:26:31 AM  

Asa Phelps: you know that the dispersant is almost exactly dawn dish soap, right?


Really, what does that have to do with it?

Do you really not understand the topic at hand or are you just helpfully pointing out trivia?

Your comment could be either interesting and irrelevant or just incredibly dumb.
 
2012-12-01 06:51:58 AM  
Let's see, decreased droplet size and coated with an emulsifier? Can't sees any potential problems there.
 
2012-12-01 07:23:41 AM  
Environmentalists, what can`t they fark up?
 
2012-12-01 07:47:28 AM  

GAT_00: These would be the dispersants that BP was asked to stop using by the US government, because it was known to be minimally effective and toxic, and BP refused. Might have something to do with BP had a major controlling interest in the company that made the dispersant that they used, but hey, capitalism is farking awesome, right? It would be totally better if it had less regulations so this happened more.


From TFA:

The results contrast with those released by the Environmental Protection Agency in August 2010. That study found that a mixture of oil and Corexit isn't more toxic than oil alone to both a species of shrimp and species of fish. However, several studies have found the mixture is more toxic than oil to the embryos of several fish species. The EPA could not immediately be reached for comment.

"To date, EPA has done nothing but congratulate itself on how Corexit was used and avow they would do it the same way again," MacDonald said.
 
2012-12-01 07:51:41 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: GAT_00: These would be the dispersants that BP was asked to stop using by the US government, because it was known to be minimally effective and toxic, and BP refused. Might have something to do with BP had a major controlling interest in the company that made the dispersant that they used, but hey, capitalism is farking awesome, right? It would be totally better if it had less regulations so this happened more.

You lefty. I think we should go back to Devine Right. Only a few, appointed by God, should rule over us. Because use serfs do not have the brains or God's grace to be born in the right class.


O.o
I wonder what it's like to actually see your thought process... I imagine it may go something like this
 
2012-12-01 07:52:31 AM  

Asa Phelps: you know that the dispersant is almost exactly dawn dish soap, right?


mmm, I always preferred the taste of Dawn on my seafood... delicious.
 
2012-12-01 08:19:55 AM  
It seems ridiculously obvious that decreasing the surface tension of all of those little oil droplets would make it easier for all those little surrounding plants to absorb it.. and I'm not a scientist, or very smart for that matter. Who is in charge of this shiat.. seriously, who?

Seriously, wtf?
 
2012-12-01 08:22:42 AM  
Also.. No shiat, Sherlock.
 
2012-12-01 09:43:25 AM  
Huh... dumping millions of gallons of chemicals on top of the oil makes it worse.

Gee... never would have guessed that. :P
 
2012-12-01 10:02:45 AM  
Wow. Did they really not even bother mentioning the manufacturer of Corexit (Nalco)? And no comment sought from them? "Liberal" media my ass.
 
2012-12-01 10:06:20 AM  
Ok, fine, but how can we blame this on unions?
 
2012-12-01 10:10:04 AM  

dready zim: Environmentalists, what can`t they fark up?


Not sure if serious. Environmentalists were warning about Corexit all along. The stuff was used because Nalco made a sh*t ton of money off of it and they have inside connections at BP. Fun fact: BP's midwest corporate offices are just a few minutes from Nalco's HQ.
 
2012-12-01 10:11:38 AM  

The Why Not Guy: Ok, fine, but how can we blame this on unions?


And teh gays.
 
2012-12-01 11:59:36 AM  
Corexit?

Corexit.
 
2012-12-01 12:14:16 PM  
Also, instead of Corexit shouldn't this stuff be called Fuxitupworse?
 
2012-12-01 12:42:13 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: dready zim: Environmentalists, what can`t they fark up?

Not sure if serious. Environmentalists were warning about Corexit all along. The stuff was used because Nalco made a sh*t ton of money off of it and they have inside connections at BP. Fun fact: BP's midwest corporate offices are just a few minutes from Nalco's HQ.


Exactly, and now that plan is in jeopardy. Why do environmentalists hate capitalism?
 
2012-12-01 01:31:42 PM  
They knew that already but used it anyway
 
2012-12-01 01:34:52 PM  

Asa Phelps: c


No its not read up a little bit.
 
2012-12-01 01:37:07 PM  

Asa Phelps: you know that the dispersant is almost exactly dawn dish soap, right?


http://www.examiner.com/article/corexit-9500-cause-of-death-for-exxon - valdez-oil-spill-clean-up-workers

I would not wash my dishes if it were
 
2012-12-01 05:23:49 PM  
I'd like to know more. For example, if the oil is dispersed into 100 times more water than without, being 52 times more toxic means that overall the water with the dispersant is half as toxic.

Then there's the time factor. If the droplets are smaller, they have much greater surface area and will evaporate/deteriorate much faster.
 
2012-12-01 05:49:38 PM  
Uh, can't we just 3D print a new energy source and space elevator it into orbit? Get some Muskonauts to work on it? Like, duh, 3D printing bonanza?
 
2012-12-01 09:37:34 PM  

The Why Not Guy: Ok, fine, but how can we blame this on unions?


It was a union welder that caused the accident in the first place!

/didn't 12 people die? Anybody in jail over this yet?
//The oil spill was a pretty handy diversion from the actual dead people.
 
2012-12-01 10:37:11 PM  
The dispersants were used to disperse the oil from sight. That was for their PR campaign. It had zero to do with helping the environment.
 
2012-12-02 01:34:41 AM  

spentshells: Asa Phelps: c

No its not read up a little bit.


ionic and anionic surfectants the MSDS says. Same as Dawn.

The question is whether it's phosphate or sulfate.
 
2012-12-02 03:39:48 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Asa Phelps: you know that the dispersant is almost exactly dawn dish soap, right?

Really, what does that have to do with it?

Do you really not understand the topic at hand or are you just helpfully pointing out trivia?

Your comment could be either interesting and irrelevant or just incredibly dumb.


Which of any of these scenarios do you think it is, why and have you added anything to the discussion yourself?

Me, I'm only here to rubberneck at the inevitable multi-car pileup and death of reasoning, diplomacy and fun.
 
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