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Exxon oil spill town 'deserted land', residents still getting sick, forced to abandon homes

Almost one year after ExxonMobil’s pipeline burst and caused a major oil spill near Mayflower, Arkansas, officials say the area is safe to live in. But locals are still suffering from dizziness, headaches, and nausea – prompting many to move away.

Toxic waste victims need doctors not soldiers

In the heartland of the Camorra mafia, Italians are suffering the effects of years of toxic waste dumping at the hands of the criminal underworld.

From contaminated water to carcinogens in the air: WV's latest debacle

First, West Virginia residents were warned their water was unsafe to drink; now, one expert warns the recent Freedom Industries chemical spill could have contaminated the air as well. West Virginia Environmental Quality Board Member Scott Simonton testified that tests he conducted found trace amounts of cancer-causing formaldehyde in the air.

From contaminated water to cancer-causing air: WV's latest debacle

More Crude Spilled in 2013 Than Previous Four Decades Combined

More crude oil spilled from train accidents in 2013 alone than in the previous four decades combined—an alarming number reported by McClatchy News on Monday that points towards a drastic shift in the highly toxic, yet growing, crude oil business to rail transport.

Italy to send army to fight mafia toxic waste

The Italian government agreed on Tuesday to send in the army to fight the mafia which it blames for illegally dumping tonnes of toxic garbage around Naples, in an area dubbed the "Triangle of Death".

From the Sky to the Land, Pollution's Toxic Toll on China

Roughly 8 million acres of the country's farmland is too polluted to grow crops, government official says.

Tensions mount as police grab protesters in China

Thousands of protesters marched through an eastern Chinese city on Sunday, shouting for fellow citizens to join them in demanding that the government halt the expansion of a petrochemical factory because of pollution fears.

The Roach Motel at the End of the Universe

The Heretic presents.. a stunning piece by Les Visible; The Roach Motel at the End of the Universe

The Roach Motel at the End of the Universe

Caldicott: If Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 collapses I am evacuating my family from Boston

Dr. Helen Caldicott is a physician, Nobel Peace Prize winner, author, anti-nuclear power advocate and has founded numerous national and international groups which oppose nuclear power & weapons, including Physicians for Social Responsibility.

EVACUATING: Dr. Helen Caldicott - What We Learned From Fukushima (April 2, 2012)

Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation

The World is at a critical crossroads. The Fukushima disaster in Japan has brought to the forefront the dangers of Worldwide nuclear radiation.

The crisis in Japan has been described as "a nuclear war without a war". In the words of renowned novelist Haruki Murakami:

"This time no one dropped a bomb on us ... We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, and we are destroying our own lives."

Massive increase of patients in New Orleans, Gulf region


600 patients have already signed up five days in advance of the National Association of Free Clinics New Orleans event, while few if any had signed up until just one day before for the group’s free clinic in Washington D.C. earlier THIS MONTH

From the NAFC website: “This clinic will help the uninsured of the Gulf region as we approach the 5 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and as the region is struggling with the current oil spill crisis.”

BP oil leak threatens to bust bedrock

The US government has ordered oil giant BP to offer a plan for opening the capped oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, after a seep was found threatening to leak into the bedrock.

Press TV, 19 July 2010

Oil lies becoming more preposterous

They lied about what happened on 9/11/2001. They lied about the need to make war on Iraq. They lied about the reasons they started bombing Afghanistan.

So I guess we should not be surprised that they have lied every day about the profound defacement using an out-of-control oil well to destroy the Gulf of Mexico.

But now the lies are beginning to catch up with them. Even the dullest of American minds is beginning to understand that the so-called facts being spouted by the corporate-kept, Jewish-owned mainstream media are becoming more preposterous.

Israeli sewage-dumping affects Palestinian villages

Israeli settlements have been dumping untreated waste directly into a sewage canal that runs through the occupied West Bank, affecting Palestinian villages along its banks.

The hazard posed is compounded by the dumping of toxic chemical waste on agricultural land, with villagers reporting a rash of skin diseases and respiratory problems.

The Israeli government has banned plans by the Palestinian Authority to build pipes and pumps to treat and divert wastewater away from the affected villages.

Israeli sewage-dumping affects Palestinian villages

Water sample "exploded" when chemist tested for oil; "Most likely" methane or Corexit

MOBILE, Alabama - 16 July 2010 - News 5 - More than a week has passed since Alabama's beaches have seen significant oil, and despite warnings along the Gulf Coast, some swimmers are taking their chances.

News Five collected samples of water and sand from Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Katrina Key and Dauphin Island. To our eyes, the samples appeared normal, until we took them to a local lab to be tested.

SHOCK: Water "sample exploded" when chemist tested for oil; "Most likely" methane or Corexit (VIDEO)

MSNBC reporting that Corexit is killing cleanup workers

Corexit is a product line of solvents primarily used as a dispersant for breaking up oil slicks. It is produced by Nalco Holding Company which is associated with BP . Corexit 9500, four times more toxic than crude oil, is one of the most poisonous dispersants ever developed, and is up to 20 times more toxic than other dispersants, and only half as effective.e

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Judge who overturned drilling moratorium reported owning stock in drilling companies

The federal judge who overturned Barack Obama's offshore drilling moratorium reported owning stock in numerous companies involved in the offshore oil industry — including Transocean, which leased the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig to BP prior to its April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico — according to 2008 financial disclosure reports.

Gulf oil spill: BP accused of lying to Congress

US congressman says company's worst-case assessment of leak was 20 times higher than public estimate.

The Guardian, 20 June 2010

BP has been accused by a senior US politician of lying to Congress to reduce its liabilities, after an internal company document showed that the oil giant's own worst-case assessment of the size of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico was 20 times its public estimate.

Oil from BP spill may reach Ireland

Remnants of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be headed towards Ireland, according to an American computer-modelling study.

Belfast Telegraph, 21 June 2010 (warning: disturbing images)

Oil washes ashore in Florida

Residents of the US Gulf Coast braced for more oil from a ruptured BP Plc well to hit their beaches today as oil washed ashore at Panama City, a popular Florida tourist destination.

RTE News, 20 June 2010

The city's beaches remained open after clean-up crews removed the tar balls from shore, authorities said.

Even so, the sight is a worry for a state with an annual tourism industry worth $60 billion.

North America faces years of toxic oil rain from BP oil spill chemical dispersants

When you pour more than a million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants on top of an oil spill, it doesn’t just disappear. In this case, it moves to the atmosphere, where it will travel hundreds, if not thousands of miles from the site of the BP oil spill, in the form of toxic rain.

BP Oil Spill & Methane Hydrate

Because drilling can bring warm fluids up from depth, potentially melting the shallower gas hydrate, many researchers and engineers anticipate that drilling through gas hydrate may pose a hazard to the stability of the well, the platform anchors, the tethers, or even entire platforms.

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Gulf cleanup could continue beyond 2011

WASHINGTON, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Although it remains unknown when the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico can be plugged, efforts to clean up the massive BP oil spilled so far could continue until 2011 and well beyond, some experts said.

Rick Steiner, a conservation consultant and former professor at the University of Alaska, said efforts to clear the waters, marshes and beaches of oil could take until next year.

Disaster capitalists: Halliburton to make money off oil spill

Does a company that both builds oil rigs and cleans up oil spills have any motivation to prevent oil rig disasters?

Raw Story, June 18th 2010

That's the question some people in business and politics are asking themselves after Halliburton's purchase of an oil clean-up company 10 days before the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and launched the worst oil spill in US history.

Gulf oil full of methane, adding new concerns

NEW ORLEANS — It is an overlooked danger in the oil spill crisis: The crude gushing from the well contains vast amounts of natural gas that could pose a serious threat to the Gulf of Mexico's fragile ecosystem.

Matthew Brown and Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press, 18 June 2010

Kenneth Feinberg, 9/11 Cover Up Agent, to Administer BP's $20 Billion Claim Fund

Kenneth Feinberg, cover up artist par excellence for 'events' whose true nature must be kept hidden is handed the job of administering BP's $20 billion fund for damage claims to economic victims of the Gulf oil spill.

Some background on Feinberg from Chris Bollyn...

Apocalypse Travel Plans - YOUR FIRST ROADBLOCK WILL BE YOUR LAST

In this article, John Kaminski dares to speak the unspeakable about the depth of the BP oil spill disaster. Many Americans are coming to his conclusions, but quickly eject these thoughts as fast as they enter.  America's symbol is no longer the eagle. It is the ostrich, who hides his head in the sand to make the reality in which he finds himself disappear. However, the sand on the Gulf of Mexico's shore is now toxic. The American ostrich has no place to hide.

BP Gulf Oil Spill TAR BALL FIRE off Mississippi Barrier Island - video

Horn Island was the jewel of the Mississippi barrer islands, and part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Horn Island is dotted with huge sand dunes and pastures of sea oats. High in the trees are the massive stick nests of Ospreys, while the beaches bound with native sea birds. Other indigineous wildlife includes deer, rabbits, alligators, starfish, sand dollars and much, much more.

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Rahm Emanuel's rent-free D.C. apartment is owned by a BP adviser

In case you were tempted to buy the faux Washington outrage at BP and its gulf oil spill in recent days, here's a story that reveals a little-known corporate political connection and the quiet way the inner political circles intersect, protect and care for one another in the nation's capital. And Chicago.

We already knew that BP and its folks were significant contributors to the record $750-million war chest of Barack Obama's 2007-08 campaign.

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