Dig down the rabbit hole and follow the money…
Corexit is being used as the chemical dispersant on the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster. I also wrote this article referencing Corexit and its United Kingdom banning:
I want to make it known to the reader that google has been scrubbed of Corexit info. When I wrote the above article, much more information was available. The New York Times even deleted part of an article that they published, with Corexit information. This stuff is deadly and they want to hide that fact from everyone.
This is a basic run down of some facts and information about Corexit. I’m not a scientist, so I will leave out the technical details and stick with the basic ideas and facts:
1. Corexit is a chemical dispersant used on oil spills. It breaks down the oil into smaller particles. It hides the oil by breaking it down and sinking it to a lower depth. This is purely for a visual fix, the oil is still there, but now mixed with chemicals.
2. Corexit was banned in the United Kingdom over a decade ago. They banned it because they said that compared to other dispersant’s, Corexit is more toxic and less effective.
3. Corexit was used during the Exxon Valdez oil spill and has been linked to illness and death. The variety of illnesses caused by Corexit are respiratory, nervous system, liver disorders, kidney disorders, blood disorders, headaches, vomiting and reproductive problems.
4. BP was allowed to choose what dispersant to use. BP was stockpiled with Corexit and continued ordering it. When the EPA told BP to use something else, BP did not stop using Corexit. The EPA has yet to enforce that BP stop using Corexit.
5. Corexit is being manufactured and supplied by Nalco. Nalco is in Naperville, IL which is just outside of Chicago. Chicago…the same corrupt city that our President calls home.
6. Nalco has an affiliation with University of Chicago. Specifically, the Argonne Program. This program was given $164 million in federal stimulus funds last year. This year, the Argonne Program added 2 new executives. One of them was from Nalco.
6. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway holds shares in Nalco. He is not the only incredibly rich and powerful person with Nalco associations, but his may be the sloppiest. Berkshire first took holdings of Nalco in February 2009, but increased those holdings at the end of 2009 and is currently holding nearly 9 million shares in Nalco. This makes Berkshire the 2nd largest holder of Nalco stock.
7. Goldman Sachs also has a role in this but I’m going to leave it at that…
8. Follow the money.