Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations to the Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee (GMCAC)
Americans need to be OUTRAGED! And they also need to be concerned about their health! Still sure ya wanna eat that fried catfish or barbecued shrimp?
And the chum from all of this is sold as feed for the fish and meat farms.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
What is happening in Louisiana? EXCLUSIVE: WILL NEW ORLEANS FLOOD? ARMY CORPS SLIPS UP! Great Flood of 2011 (VIDEO)
Monday, May 23, 2011
11 dead? There are so many sick from toxic exposure, 12 more in a vibrio cholera outbreak in Apalachico
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
THURSDAY, 12 MAY 2011 21:19
Why have a million innocent people been killed in Iraq by the cataclysm unleashed by the Anglo-American invasion and occupation? Here's why:
A top military intelligence official has said the discredited dossier on Iraq's weapons programme was drawn up "to make the case for war", flatly contradicting persistent claims to the contrary by the Blair government, and in particular by Alastair Campbell, the former prime minister's chief spin doctor. In hitherto secret evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Major General Michael Laurie said: "We knew at the time that the purpose of the dossier was precisely to make a case for war, rather than setting out the available intelligence, and that to make the best out of sparse and inconclusive intelligence the wording was developed with care."
Laurie, who was director general in the Defence Intelligence Staff, responsible for commanding and delivering raw and analysed intelligence, said: "I am writing to comment on the position taken by Alastair Campbell during his evidence to you … when he stated that the purpose of the dossier was not to make a case for war; I and those involved in its production saw it exactly as that, and that was the direction we were given." ...
Laurie said he recalled that the chief of defence intelligence, Air Marshal Sir Joe French, was "frequently inquiring whether we were missing something" and was under pressure. "We could find no evidence of planes, missiles or equipment that related to WMD [weapons of mass destruction], generally concluding that they must have been dismantled, buried or taken abroad. There has probably never been a greater detailed scrutiny of every piece of ground in any country." ...
The document is one of a number released by the Chilcot inquiry. They include top secret MI6 reports warning of the damage to British interests and the likelihood of terrorist attacks in the UK if it joined the US-led invasion of Iraq. However, a newly declassified document reveals that Sir Kevin Tebbit, then a top official at the Ministry of Defence, warned the defence secretary, Geoff Hoon, in January 2003 that the US would "feel betrayed by their partner of choice" if Britain did not go along with the invasion.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011
There’s a parallel universe in the Gulf these days. In one, the water’s clear, the beaches clean and the seafood's as sublime as ever. The other is the one I witnessed last month, a world many fear may be closer to the truth.
I had been attending a rally—the Big Oil Panty Protest to be exact—in Grand Isle, ground zero for the BP oil assault and a spit of sand and beach town sticking out from Louisiana’s most southern coast. It was a beautiful Gulf morning when I decided to take a walk on the beach at Grand Isle State Park. The sand was warming and the ocean water was muddy but calm. A flock of seabirds gathered on a nearby sandbar. Except for an orange plastic fence blocking off part of the beach, all appeared normal. Several families and their children had plopped down their towels and umbrellas. The kids eagerly jumped in the waves.
But the beach scene was soon to change. A uniformed park ranger packing a 9 mm pistol and a broad-brimmed hat marched through the sand towards us, clearly on a mission. “Excuse me but everyone here needs to get off the beach,” he barked. “This beach is closed.”
The family vacationers approached the officer incredulously. “Why,” they asked. “We just got here. There aren’t any signs?”
“The beach is closed because there’s still oil and tar balls coming in,” the officer said in a polite but stern voice. “It’s not safe to be here.”
See the whole story at this link:
http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/05/13/radiation-levels-higher-chernobyl-evacuation-limits-span-800-km-japan-22734/ Every Major U.S. City Graph - EPA RADNET Real Time Japan Nuclear Radiation Monitoring:
Friday, May 13, 2011
America's Big Five oil companies were in Congress today, and although they champion the free market, their CEOs were on Capitol Hill to defend something very different—$4 billion worth of tax incentives, credits and subsidies. But few see Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips and BP America—who raked in a collective $35 billion in the first quarter of 2011 alone—as the most vulnerable Americans. Congress is expected to vote on the Repeal Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act, which would cut the subsidies and save Americans $21 billion over 10 years, next week. Oil companies are among the biggest lobbying groups in the US—Chevron paid $12.9 million in lobbying dollars in 2010; ExxonMobil $12.4 million; ConocoPhillps $19.6 million and BP America $7.3 million, much of it going to the same senators who will vote on whether to cut the subsidies.
OKALOOSA COUNTY - What appears to be weathered tar washed up along the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Walton Beach today.
Video from the boat marina on Highway 98.
The owner says he's seen a few tarballs over the last several days.
This morning his crew found a large wash-up when they came to work.
They say it's several inches deep around some of the pilings.
Wednesday, May 11 2011, 10:02 PM EDT
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Hillsborough County (Tampa Metro) issues air pollution advisoryPosted: 5:36 PM
- By: Gregg Burrage
The advisory became effective at 3:00 pm today, Tuesday, May 10, when ozone levels reached 66 PPB for an 8 hour average at the Simmons Park air monitoring station.
That average is forecasted to persist at a high level resulting in an eight hour average greater than the new standard of 75 ppb. A level of 76 PPB for an eight hour average translates to an Air Quality Index of 101. Air Quality Index values from 101 - 150 are considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
The EPA says conditions which led to Tuesday's elevated levels are likely to persist through Wednesday evening, so the advisory will remain in effect until dusk tomorrow.
Individuals with pre-existing respiratory ailments, the elderly, or the very young may want to take this into consideration when planning any outside activities.
If you have any questions or need further information, call The Environmental Protection Commission, Air Management Division Tom Tamanini (813) 363-8815.
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Sunday, May 8, 2011
By WJTV Staff
Published: May 02, 2011
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating a radioactive release into the Mississippi River from the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant in Port Gibson.
A spokesperson from Grand Gulf tells News Channel 12 that they found standing water in an abandoned unit.
In an effort to remove the standing water, Entergy began pumping the water out and into a drain that emptyed into the Mississippi River.
A censor went off detecting the chemical "tritium" in the standing water.
NRC officials say the River has diluted the radioactive material and is not causing harm to the people.
Right now the incident is under investigation by the NRC.
Entergy officials tell News Channel 12 they are not sure of the source of the tritium.
There's no word on how much Tritum was pumped into the river.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
16 pilot whales strand off Florida Keys
Last Modified: Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:15 a.m.
The whales were found stranded Thursday afternoon in three separate areas in shallow Gulf of Mexico waters near Cudjoe Key. Two animals died and rescuers have begun searching for others outside the pen that were spotted before darkness fell.
Officials hope to eventually relocate any surviving whales to the Marine Mammal Conservancy's rehabilitation facility in Key Largo.
AP video at link: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110506/WIRE/110509686/2416/NEWS?Title=16-pilot-whales-strand-off-Florida-Keys
Friday, May 6, 2011
There was a beach closure at this location.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Letter Hand-Delivered to Governor Rick Scott today 5/4/11 re: Toxic Waters and Cholera Outbreak in Florida
From: Robert D. Allen
I will remind you these are Class II Federally protected waters in an estuary with rare and endangered species. I know it is your wish to forward the economy of this area. Such health threats as this news of Cholera and the recent influx of tar mats on St. George Island will not accomplish that. But, for the health of these waters and those who make their living on them we can no longer neglect the ongoing environmental abuse. The State of Florida is being funded millions of dollars for restoration of resources. The outflow of Indian Creek into the Bay is an idea candidate for that restoration. We have waited patiently for your response to these issues. Now we wait impatiently as it is our common practice to eat oysters to be able to do so again without the fear of sickness and a health epidemic.
This is also on the EXAMINER site:
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Last Update: 9:52 am ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. -- More than a year after the oil spill in the gulf, tar balls are showing up on the shores of St. George Island State Park.Officials say there's no reason to be alarmed. Seashells, seagulls and sunbathers - images often found on the beach. But, right now folks also dealing with balls of tar scattered along an eight mile stretch.Officials say don't be alarmed, pointing out this tar is different, uncharacteristic of the deep water horizon spil“The Deep Water Horizon Oil is more of a brown in fact, its so watered down it looks like chips of brownies, as you can see here, this is black and gooey,” explained Pam Brownell. Brownell is Director of Emergency Management for Franklin County. She says there's a strong possibility this tar came from a tanker that dumped it's engine waste offshore.“What people don't realize is that gulf out there burps is what we call it, it opens up and it belches gas and oil and that will come to the shore.”READ MORE AT THE LINK: