Now that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is four months old, news about it has quieted down a bit. What seems to be most reported, though, is that the oil disappeared and is not declared to be a major concern. But if one were to use a modicum of common sense for a moment one would know that of the millions of barrels of raw oil that spewed from the ruptured reservoir a mile below the ocean surface much of it is still somewhere in the gulf.
Certainly many gallons of the crude were retrieved but that oil captured is but a small percentage of what leaked. Know this that a large amount of the chemical Corexit was used even though it was banned from Europe; and for good reason. This dispersant is highly toxic and brings with it too many other collateral harms.
A great portion of that black gold is at the bottom of the sea and reeking havoc on the habitat down there. Sea fish and other ocean wildlife depend on plant life at the seafloor and much of that life is perishing. With the demise of the phytoplankton a loss of oxygen is an unwanted result. Nonetheless, without oxygen life ceases to exist.
Moreover, what are BP and the government doing about it except either overlooking it or covering up the fact of the matter? It goes without saying that the cleanup has to continue but unless something is done about the oil below the surface far more damages are likely to grow worse.
Ostensibly, another issue not being fully reported nor is it being addressed is that of the numbers of workers getting sick. The Valdez oil spill and cleanup of 1989 in Alaska should be a model from which to learn. Thousands of the workers of that disaster have subsequently died and many of its survivors have been chronically ill since their involvement there.
One of the foremen of that mishap is Merle Savage and Savage has been trying to alarm the gulf coast oil participants to take protective measures while working as a cleanup crew member. She herself is still challenged with health issues because of her Valdez cleanup participation. She has written a book on her experience there called “Silence in The Sound, The Adventure” and is now putting the finishing touches on its revised edition.
“I can certainly relate to the people of the gulf region,” Savage said. “I know what it feels like to suffer with the ailments from cleanup exposure. I hope people along the coast can get the information needed about the oil toxic problems they may encounter so that they can keep themselves from those hazards that infected me and all the others in the Alaska spill,” Savage went on to say.
Even though Savage has suffered for many years because of her involvement in the Valdez mishap she has since been using natural methods to enhance her health. She said that she has been using coconut oil and coconut in her diet. She also puts lemon juice in her drinking water which helps to purify her system. And of late she has been using food-grade hydrogen peroxide. Savage claims that her health has improved since her use of these products.
Another person who also was involved with the Valdez debacle is Dr. Rikki Ott who has since teamed up with Savage in spreading the word about oil cleanup hazards. Dr. Ott is a marine toxicologist and knows full well about health issues brought on by crude exposure. But why are BP and the government ignoring the experiences and findings of Dr. Ott and Ms. Savage?
Needless to say, there are still too many other variables when it comes to this current oil calamity. First, the mystery as to what really happened has never been fully solved. Was it based on sheer negligence and greed or was there purposeful criminal attachment?
For instance, and according to a source who wishes anonymity, BP accused Cameron International of Morgan City, Louisiana (CI) of a faulty Blowout Preventer (BOP). Cameron International pointed out to the underwater video of the BOP at the bottom of the gulf that the BOP was modified. CI further iterated to BP that CI had video camera evidence of BP employees posing as CI technicians entering a CI warehouse where the BOP was stored before its gulf location transfer.
Nevertheless, this was the BOP CI constructed and sold to BP and before it was deployed to its gulf site these serendipitous BP associates entered CI property and surreptitiously altered the BOP. Since then, BP has not pointed any more fingers at Cameron International. But, if this is true, why did BP change the arrangements of the BOP and was there criminal activity involvement? Furthermore, do the investigators who are working this case have this information?
And second, until the oil well is fully and successfully contained with the relief wells or supplementary methods, other catastrophic events may be pending, of which, as reported by scientists, are:
- An unstable gulf floor
- A subsequent collapse of the sea bottom
- And an ensuing probable tidal wave
Furthermore, with all the impending possibilities, what can be done about the deficiency of seafloor plant life and the depletion of oxygen as its consequence? The use of additional chemicals will bring nothing more but further problems. So, are there natural methods that will help resolve any issues that lead to the loss of other sea life in the gulf?
Conclusively, one effective method that may be useful to restoring a healthy gulf is the application of technical-grade or food-grade hydrogen peroxide which is the same stuff Merle Savage is using in her recovery. Hydrogen peroxide added to the gulf would introduce more oxygen into the water and not only stimulate the growth of the phytoplankton but also supply oxygen for the sea animals, as well. Hydrogen peroxide is used for many different reasons in restoring good health to people, plants, soils, and other animal life.
Should BP or the government apply hydrogen peroxide to the gulf in the damaged areas commensurate with the amount of Corexit used, there may be a great benefit to the injuries perpetrated to the gulf waters. If nothing else, the wounds of the waters could be mitigated by this natural substance H2O2 which is a prerequisite for all earthly life existence.
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