Saturday, July 17, 2010

TESTING DONE AND REVEALS UP TO HIGH LEVELS OF TOXINS ON POPULATED BEACHES

http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/news-5-investigates-testing-the-water/906545/Jul-16-2010_11-42-pm/



WKRG.com News

4 comments:

Chyrisse said...

The news crew tested for oil & grease ONLY. This just shows the presence of oil & grease in a specific quantity. It does not tell you qualitatively WHAT IS IN IT! I would like to see analysis of volatile aromatics and polynuclear hydrocarbons (gas & diesel constituents). Running EPA Method 8015B Non-halogenated Semi Volatile Organics would pick up the the petroleum AND dispersants.

Anita Stewart said...

I cannot understand WHY we are not doing that already...makes no sense...

Alan said...

The oil and grease test costs 25 dollars, 8015B costs 300 dollars.

Alan said...

The 8015B test runs about $300/sample, oil and grease about $50/sample.

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