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At this point it's unclear how much of an environmental threat oil spreading from the BP spill will cause, but the federal government is mobilizing thousands of workers to prepare for the worst. They have a potential ally: Experimental microbes that have evolved an ability to break down oil that seeps from the ocean bottom. It gets devoured by a variety of bacteria, which eat it by chemically transforming its compounds into useful cellular constituents.


But, introducing a new species into an untested environment will have dire consequences.



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This story claims this technology does not exist, where in fact it does.

Bioremediation: a solution for quickly cleaning environmental messes?

[link to www.usatoday.com]


they may use Bacillus cereus DQ01, made in China, or several others.

[link to io9.com]

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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It would be interesting to know who owns the patents and companies that produce this wonder.
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It would be interesting to know who owns the patents and companies that produce this wonder.
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The US invented these petroleum eating bacteria years ago. They were used to help cleanup the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. These same bacteria are being used to perpetrate a form of covert warfare against Chinese economic interests.
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Thanks for that.

I'd be curious as to who specifically owns this tech. Halliburton maybe ?
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Oh my!

Seems that opening Pandora's box is being considered.
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I recall someone making the prediction of an "oil sickness"...........
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This story claims this technology does not exist, where in fact it does.

Bioremediation: a solution for quickly cleaning environmental messes?

[link to www.usatoday.com]


they may use Bacillus cereus DQ01, made in China, or several others.

[link to io9.com]

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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MADE IN CHINA!!! Have they lost their minds. I won't even use toothpaste made in China.
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Public release date: 11-Jun-2009

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The microbial hydrocarbon diet
Bioremediation with bacteria that metabolize petrochemicals

Bioremediation of industrial sites and petrochemical spillages often involves finding microbes that can gorge themselves on the toxic chemicals. This leaves behind a non-toxic residue or mineralized material. Writing in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution, researchers in China describe studies of a new microbe that can digest hydrocarbons.

Hong-Qi Wang and Yan-Jun Chen College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University, working with Bo-Ya Qin of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, have investigated the activity of enzymes from the bacterium Bacillus cereus DQ01, which can digest the hydrocarbon n-hexadecane. The bacterium was initially isolated from the Daqing oil field in North East China where it had evolved the ability to metabolize this chemical.

Bioremediation of hydrocarbons usually involves the application of a cultured bacterium that has been optimized to feed on the specific contaminants, such as particular hydrocarbons. The microbes are cultured first in the presence of sugar or another standard feedstuff in conjunction with a small amount of the pollutant material. Successive generations are fed an increasing proportion of the pollutant until their growth is optimized for digestion of that compound rather than the sugar.

These optimized microbes are applied to the contamination site or spill in large but controlled volumes and digest their way through the pollutant material, multiplying and digesting until no pollutant remains. The byproducts are non-toxic carbon dioxide and water, and mineralized matter.

The team has now found the optimal conditions for the Daqing microbe to feast on hydrocarbon, which could point the way to a more effective approach to bioremediation of spill sites.

The key step in the degradation of hydrocarbons normally depends on the presence of a multi-component enzyme system, the team explains. Understanding exactly which components are needed for degradation and the temperature and pH of the soil best suited to the process could help researchers develop the perfect microbial cleanup culture.

The team has now found that enzymes within the microbial cell and in its membrane inner membrane are responsible for degradation of n-hexadecane. The team found that neutral pH and a temperature of 30 Celsius are optimal for the microbe to produce the main degradation enzyme. They also point out that adding a small amount of a surfactant material, rhamnolipid, can also stimulate enzyme production and improve degradation efficiency.

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Google Researchers in Iran, and Russia. Sorry I must go....
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This story claims this technology does not exist, where in fact it does.

Bioremediation: a solution for quickly cleaning environmental messes?

[link to www.usatoday.com]


they may use Bacillus cereus DQ01, made in China, or several others.

[link to io9.com]

[link to en.wikipedia.org]


MADE IN CHINA!!! Have they lost their minds. I won't even use toothpaste made in China.
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lolsign

If I remember right, they had good results with these with the Exxon Valdez spill. Also, does any one remember, didn't they have us donate old, wrecked up stuffed animals to use the stuffing to mop up the spill to? It seems like it but maybe it was a stupid dream or something. Gosh, it's been a long time ago.
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It would be interesting to know who owns the patents and companies that produce this wonder.
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Don't know who now owns it, but back in the 70's an Indian microbiologist applied for the patent and it was granted after court battles over not patenting a living organism. Name is Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty.

He was a big reason Monsanto and ADM became so powerful.
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“We flew over there and saw BP spraying all over the place,” said Frederic Hauge, head of the international environment group Bellona, based in Oslo. “We deserve to know what’s in there.”

Although the Nalco Company, which makes the Corexit dispersants, posted copies of the safety documents for two of its dispersants online Wednesday, some of the ingredients are listed as “proprietary.”

“It’s like any other product,” said Charlie Pajor, a senior manager at the Illinois-based company: “We developed them and we’re protecting our trade secret.”

Most dispersants, he said, are a mixture of four to six chemicals that in tandem cause the oil to break up. Roughly 20-odd dispersant products exist, he said, and while they have generally similar types of components, they “have proprietary recipes like Coca-Cola.”

Although the Nalco Company, which makes the Corexit dispersants, posted copies of the safety documents for two of its dispersants online Wednesday, some of the ingredients are listed as “proprietary.”

PDF file

[link to www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com]

Nalco Targets Growth in China With Opening of New Manufacturing Plant and Research Center

In order to better serve and support the expanding Chinese marketplace, Nalco recently opened two new facilities. The expansion includes a recently completed $25-million manufacturing plant in Nanjing and the dedication of a new research and development center at its existing site in Suzhou, near Shanghai.

"China is a very important market for Nalco," said Erik Fyrwald, Nalco Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "These new facilities allow us to provide better services and newer technologies to our customers faster and better than any of our competitors."

The new 240,000 sq. foot (22,300 square meter) plant in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park has an annual production capacity of 37,000 metric tons. The existing facility has space to expand to 75,000 metric tons per year and the 15-acre (60,000 square meter) site is designed to allow double that capacity for a potential total production of 150,000 metric tons per year.

The new research center in Suzhou will provide technical support throughout Northern Asia and allow Nalco to more quickly deploy new technologies in the region. The 16 scientists and engineers currently working in the center are focused on paper process chemicals and industrial water treatment.
[link to www.nalco.com]


Experimental "proprietary" (Bacillus cereus DQ01 and others) microbes that will have unexpected results.


made in China

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It would be interesting to know who owns the patents and companies that produce this wonder.

The US invented these petroleum eating bacteria years ago. They were used to help cleanup the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. These same bacteria are being used to perpetrate a form of covert warfare against Chinese economic interests.
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Like spraying it on China-owned America?
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"Desperate actions in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill disaster, Experimental Oil eating bacteria/microbes, causing unexpected results. "

as all attempts to stop the oil leak, many others offers come pouring in.

Russia:Nuke the oil spill: Could nuclear bomb be answer for huge leaks as at US Gulf coast?
[link to www.youtube.com]

Microbes, and nano tech options seem to look like a last ditch option.

Oil-Devouring Microbes Cast as Environmental Super Heroes

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Gulf Coast communities brace for an economic and environmental battle against the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, state and federal agencies, along with private enterprise, are evaluating myriad solutions to protect and preserve hundreds of miles of coastline and fragile inland waterways.

Oppenheimer Biotechnology Inc. (www.obio.com), an Austin-based pioneer in the development of proprietary and environmentally-friendly blends of natural microbes, is now finding itself with an opportunity to offer its bioremediation and bioaugmentation expertise to aid in the massive clean-up effort.

Known as “The Oppenheimer Formula®,” the microbial compound is specifically designed and proven to digest and convert spilled oil into non-toxic and useful by-products which are then safely consumed by the vast species of marine life that live in the delicate ecosystems found along the Gulf Coast.

Jennifer Neve, president of Oppenheimer Biotechnology, notes, “Some of the techniques reportedly being used for remediation of the Horizon Deepwater spill are chemical dispersants which do not actually remove oil from the ocean. These solutions only address the cosmetic symptoms without sustainable regard to the environment.”

The Oppenheimer Formula has been effectively deployed in sites around the world over the last 20 years. In 1991, Dr. Carl Oppenheimer conducted the first open sea application using oil-eating microbes to mitigate the environmental risk caused by an oil spill from the burning Norwegian supertanker, Mega Borg.

Based on the successful results of the Mega Borg application and several other uses of microbes on oil spills, The Texas Land Office has endorsed the process as a part of the state’s oil spill contingency plan.

The benefits of Oppenheimer’s products and techniques are significant. Microbes digest crude oil, converting it to non-hazardous, environmentally beneficial derivatives such as fatty acids, enzymes, carbon and water. The Oppenheimer Formula has also earned a Bioremediation Agent listing on the EPA’s National Contingency Plan Product Schedule ( [link to www.epa.gov]

For more information on the Oppenheimer Formula, please visit www.obio.com, call 512-474-1016, 512-751-2121 or email jen.neve@obio.com.

About Oppenheimer Biotechnology

Oppenheimer Biotechnology Inc. is an Austin-based company that produces naturally occurring microorganisms that recycle hydrocarbons. Founded by Dr. Carl H. Oppenheimer in 1990, the company’s products are a highly concentrated consortia of bacteria in the Domain Archaea that bioremediate simple and complex hydrocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Pollutants are recycled to natural compounds which aid in soil reclamation, organic fertilization and hydrocarbon remediation in marine environments.

About Dr. Carl H. Oppenheimer

Dr. Carl H. Oppenheimer is known around the world as one of the founding fathers of modern bioremediation technology. He devoted his life to the research and development of ecologically safe and sound methods of cleaning up hydrocarbon pollution around the world. Dr. Oppenheimer developed, over a 40 year period, a demonstrably superior microbial consortium. This proprietary blend is known as The Oppenheimer Formula.

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some foreign country, like China, Iran, or Russia, will be allowed to aid in stopping the leak, and clean up using their technology.


the usa will thankful, and totally be under new agreements that obama agrees to.
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Oil eating microbes sounds like a great solution.....
[link to www.youtube.com]




But it is not. These genetically engineered microbes/bacteria to stop leak, and clean up oil spill.

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Well, we have to do something besides let it pollute the entire Gulf and oceans. Bacteria sounds like a good idea,
but as this guys said on the link.. if it goes airborne it will be the end of machinery.
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"CHEMTRAIL AIR TANKERS" are doing the Spraying of chemicals.
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Well, we have to do something besides let it pollute the entire Gulf and oceans. Bacteria sounds like a good idea,
but as this guys said on the link.. if it goes airborne it will be the end of machinery.
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stuff like this always sounds good in the beginning. however anything bio engineered, like GM foods, is always a bad idea.


so many inventions sound like good ideas, and made with the best intentions. But, Some of the worst things imaginable have been done with the best intentions.
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It would be interesting to know who owns the patents and companies that produce this wonder.

The US invented these petroleum eating bacteria years ago. They were used to help cleanup the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. These same bacteria are being used to perpetrate a form of covert warfare against Chinese economic interests.


Like spraying it on China-owned America?
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I like that. Say, what happened to "peak oil"? Haven't we been told, over & over again, how we're running out of oil? How many dinosaurs went to die in that particular spot for this thing to be pissing out so much oil? Have been lied to? 24/7, eh?
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"CHEMTRAIL AIR TANKERS" are doing the Spraying of chemicals.
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B-roll of a C-130 crew from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station, OH conducting a spray mission from Stennis International Airport, Kiln, MS in support of Deep Water Horizon. The Ground Crew loads a chemical on the C-130 to be disperse on the Oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. Members of the 910th Airlift Wing are in Miss. to assist with response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The 910th AW specializes in aerial spray and is the Department of Defense’s only large area fixed wing aerial spray unit. Video by Staff Sgt. Jose Contreras. Oilspill10

video here
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It would be interesting to know who owns the patents and companies that produce this wonder.

The US invented these petroleum eating bacteria years ago. They were used to help cleanup the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. These same bacteria are being used to perpetrate a form of covert warfare against Chinese economic interests.
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The Exxon Valdez oil spill is not yet cleaned up. To this day, oil still seeps out from under rocks. Indeed, a few inches below the beach surface, a more-or-less continuous layer of oil exists all through Prince William Sound.

That spill, after 20 years, is NOT cleaned up. After 20 years, there is still no herring fishery in Prince William Sound, shellfish ought not to be eaten, salmon runs have not returned to their original levels, etc. etc.

Once crude is present it takes a LONG time for it to go away, human or bacterial efforts notwithstanding.

The Gulf of Mexico seafood industry is basically screwed.

As for Exxon Valdez compensation, it's been 20 years, and I have not yet received a cent, even though the IRS says I must pay tax on the settlement.

And I haven't seen a penny. And PWS is STILL screwed! As are the Gulf of Mexico's fishermen and coastal towns.

This seems to be turning from disaster to catastrophe, and I find it truly depressing. This will take more than five or ten years to clean.
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highlights of the Deepwater Horizon events in the oilfield called Tiber.

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Last September, BP (BP) tapped into a vast new oilfield called Tiber, estimated to hold at least 3 billion barrels of crude, or six months' worth of U.S. consumption. Discovered through seismic imaging and data crunched on a supercomputer, the field is nearly six miles beneath the Gulf of Mexico's floor, in a spot where the water is almost a mile deep. To access it, the British oil company and its drilling contractor, Transocean, sank the deepest oil well ever known. The $365 million rig that accomplished this feat was called the Deepwater Horizon, a floating thicket of machinery the size of two football fields, which held a crew of 130 and cost more than half a million dollars a day to rent from Transocean. As a drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon didn't hang around to pump Tiber's crude. The self-propelled behemoth motored to the site of its next exploration, a perfect expression of humankind's ability to find buried treasure deep beneath the ocean floor and bring it safely to the surface.

Today the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon lies upside down at the bottom of the Gulf under a mile of seawater in a place called Mississippi Canyon Block 252. Eleven of its crew are missing and presumed dead. Oil from the last well it drilled—not Tiber, but a much shallower, less complex job called Macondo—is spewing out of control from the seafloor, with perhaps 3 million gallons released at last estimate. A swath of the Gulf about the size of Delaware is covered by an iridescent, rusty orange sheen.

If the spill comes ashore, as scientists say it is almost certain to do, it could cause damage rivaling the 1989 wreck of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska's Prince William Sound, despoiling the breeding grounds of countless species in the fragile coastal buffer zone that provides hurricane protection. Already, the oil is threatening some of the most productive and profitable shrimping and fishing grounds in the world, part of a Gulf industry that provides a quarter of the seafood in the U.S. If efforts to seal the well go awry, they could cause far larger volumes of oil to spill. In some scenarios, the Gulf of Mexico loop current could even carry the oil around Florida and up the East Coast. The unfolding environmental disaster might yet become the worst in U.S. history.

The Deepwater Horizon exploded on Apr. 20 at a moment when U.S. energy policy was pivoting decisively in favor of undersea drilling. After two years of fierce partisan debate triggered by the $4-a-gallon gasoline prices of 2008, President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders dropped their opposition to expanded offshore drilling. On Mar. 31, Obama proposed opening up large areas of East Coast, eastern Gulf, and Alaskan waters beginning in 2012—part of a grand bargain that Administration officials hoped would propel comprehensive energy and climate legislation designed to lead the country beyond petroleum, as BP's slogan famously declared. All of that is now in doubt.

For the oil industry, the Gulf of Mexico had been one of the few bright spots in a dim picture of flattening global production. After several years of decline, the amount of oil pumped in the Gulf has been rising as rigs move into deeper waters. The U.S. Energy Dept. predicted this year that by 2035, offshore oil production from the lower 48 states would grow more than 80 percent to account for about 38 percent of U.S. output, up from 30 percent now.

Until now, Gulf oil production has been not just expanding but reasonably clean, with serious spills so rare that industry and regulator alike behaved as if they were scarcely possible. Catastrophic accidents, it seemed, had been relegated to history by such high-tech gear as "blowout preventers" designed to shut off wells when pressures get out of control. These valves and shears were the last line of defense, a supposedly impenetrable Maginot Line that made other fail-safes unnecessary. The federal Minerals Management Service, which regulates offshore oil and gas production and collects reports on spills as small as a single barrel, was so confident of the system that it exempted BP from filing an environmental impact statement for the Macondo operation. MMS commissioned studies on creative ways to cope with massive well blowouts and never implemented them. It promulgated rules and allowed the oil industry to obey them on a voluntary basis. "It turns out, by the way, that oil rigs today generally don't cause spills," Obama said on Apr. 2. "They are technologically very advanced."



Also see Vespers thread of other environmental, and economic factors at play.
Thread: If The Oil Gets In Gulf Stream We Are Ruined (Page 2)
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Wow this doesn't surprise me....

I keep on getting the feeling the more they keep on screwing around with this thing, the worse they are going to make it...

As more and more of this methane & oil is displaced, and they keep dropping & drilling around there, how long until they cause that 'dome' to collapse, and have a massive release??

I'm kind of glad I put off the idea of moving to the gulf coast....
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the British oil company and its drilling contractor, Transocean, sank the deepest oil well ever known. The $365 million rig that accomplished this feat was called the Deepwater Horizon, a floating thicket of machinery the size of two football fields, which held a crew of 130 and cost more than half a million dollars a day to rent from Transocean.

Transocean is a swiss based company. The Deepwater Horizon BOP ( Blowout Preventer) was made by Cameron International.
Investigations are on going into charges of a Faulty, or sabotaged BOP that caused the The Macondo well blowout, in the Gulf of Mexico.

BOP made in CHINA.

Product Description

Well control equipment: BOP

We supply Chinese made Cameron Type U ram BOP, Shaffer type annualar BOP and ram BOP. Bore size: 7-1/16", 9", 11", 13-5/8", etc. working pressure: 3000psi, 5000psi, 10000psi and 15000psi. All consumable spare parts are interchangeable with Cameron or Shaffer OEM parts.

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okay that's all for now....
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“We flew over there and saw BP spraying all over the place,” said Frederic Hauge, head of the international environment group Bellona, based in Oslo. “We deserve to know what’s in there.”

Although the Nalco Company, which makes the Corexit dispersants, posted copies of the safety documents for two of its dispersants online Wednesday, some of the ingredients are listed as “proprietary.”

“It’s like any other product,” said Charlie Pajor, a senior manager at the Illinois-based company: “We developed them and we’re protecting our trade secret.”

Most dispersants, he said, are a mixture of four to six chemicals that in tandem cause the oil to break up. Roughly 20-odd dispersant products exist, he said, and while they have generally similar types of components, they “have proprietary recipes like Coca-Cola.”

Although the Nalco Company, which makes the Corexit dispersants, posted copies of the safety documents for two of its dispersants online Wednesday, some of the ingredients are listed as “proprietary.”

PDF file

[link to www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com]

Nalco Targets Growth in China With Opening of New Manufacturing Plant and Research Center

In order to better serve and support the expanding Chinese marketplace, Nalco recently opened two new facilities. The expansion includes a recently completed $25-million manufacturing plant in Nanjing and the dedication of a new research and development center at its existing site in Suzhou, near Shanghai.

"China is a very important market for Nalco," said Erik Fyrwald, Nalco Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "These new facilities allow us to provide better services and newer technologies to our customers faster and better than any of our competitors."

The new 240,000 sq. foot (22,300 square meter) plant in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park has an annual production capacity of 37,000 metric tons. The existing facility has space to expand to 75,000 metric tons per year and the 15-acre (60,000 square meter) site is designed to allow double that capacity for a potential total production of 150,000 metric tons per year.

The new research center in Suzhou will provide technical support throughout Northern Asia and allow Nalco to more quickly deploy new technologies in the region. The 16 scientists and engineers currently working in the center are focused on paper process chemicals and industrial water treatment.
[link to www.nalco.com]


Experimental "proprietary" (Bacillus cereus DQ01 and others) microbes that will have unexpected results.


made in China

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If the shit is coming out of China you can bet the house that it's toxic.
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*updated


looks like not only China made the oil eating GM bacteria that Nalco used in the Corexit dispersants, but also the valves.


Thread: GLP Researchers needed to locate makers of Oil Valves used on Deepwater Horizon Rig
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Witness PROVES Gulf Oil Rig Explosion Survivors ARE Being Silenced By Big Oil
5/11/2010

Chris Choy, aboard the Deepwater Horizon on it's fateful night produces proof operators of the semi-submersible offshore drilling rig, a joint operation between BP (British Petroleum), Transocean, and ...
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made in China Oil eating bacteria/microbes used, no oil was found on the turtles........

At least 25 sea turtles have washed up dead on Mississippi beaches over the past few days, according to multiple media reports. So far, there is no evidence that the oil spill killed the turtles, but tests are ongoing.

(Credit: NOAA)
If it turns out that the sea turtles were affected by the spill, the oil could have harmed ...the reptiles in several different ways that may not be so easy to detect. A Duke University-led study, for example, found that contaminants may lead to changes in a sea turtle's immune system. Contaminants may also cause possible liver damage and lead to alterations in protein and carbohydrate regulation.

Other reptile experts report that hydrocarbons released by oil can trigger pneumonia, if these chemicals enter the lungs. Red blood cells could also be damaged.

But any number of other threats to sea turtles
could have led to the deaths. I'm very interested to learn what the actual cause is and if more sea turtles have died. We're only seeing the bodies that wash up onshore.

Here is the latest AP video report. Please note that other dead sea turtles have since been documented.

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Deliberate sabotage more probable than not at this point.
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bump for more info.
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Philippe Cousteau Jr. and Sam Champion take hazmat dive into Gulf's oily waters...



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Experimental Oil eating bacteria/microbes, causing unexpected results.
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experimenting with an oil eating bacteria made in China!!!


gasp

are we under attack ????

WTF is going on ?