What to do, Karachi oil spill cleanup?
Have we learned anything from the Exxon Valdez Oil
Spill cleanup? ... whether it was the oil or the chemicals, it was
all bad for the environment AND the PEOPLE. There was no point in
putting PEOPLE in harm's way when nature's storms did the best job of cleaning
the beaches. If we've learned anything... it is keep the people
out of harm's way: don't expose them to the oil and don't make a bad
situation worse by 'cleaning' the beaches with surfactants! Inipol EAP 22
was an Exxon owned product 7-28-89, not the fertilizer it was purported to be,
but a surfactant of 12% 2-butoxyethanol! and now Exxon wants to test
Corexit? Please no more damage to Alaska! These are just 'Spray 'n
Wash' but the damage to herring... to people: www.valdezlink.com/inipol;
Oil exposure can cause aplastic anemia (low red blood cells, low white blood
cells, low platelets) and leukemia; 2-butoxyethanol in Inipol EAP 22
and now Corexit causes hemolytic anemia (lower
than normal RBCs - for you)... the body prematurely
destroys its own red blood cells and worse. Workers feel tired all
the time from blood damage. Their children are at greater risk for brain
tumors and leukemia. Please, next time hurt no people; use no
Should the red blood cell count be borderline normal, and your doctor can find no reason for your exhaustion, ask the doctor to request that the lab look at the blood cells under the microscope. Are they rounded... 'tear-drop' shaped? ... or sort of 'ragged' and 'beat up?' (Added 3-12-03)
2-butoxyethanol is the same chemical that is so hazardous to the health of men who spray paint cars. Recently I have spoken with two workers of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill cleanup who say they are loosing their eye-sight. Said someone unrelated to this issue, "When I was a teenager & borrowed a guy's garage to spray paint my car, he gave me a helpful hint: The eyes and the cuticles are the main entrance into the body for 2-butoxyethanol. Wear your eye goggles and your chemically retardant gloves... very important." (Added 3-12-03) OSHA was seeking comments November, 2002 Protective Equipment *
Consider the Middle Ages and the "bubonic plaque." The bacteria was found to enter through the eyes.
PO Box 233
Valdez, Alaska 99686
"The human toll alone is not worth it!" Dr. John Middaugh, Alaska State Dept of Epidemiology
after the spill occurred, there was a tremendous focus on the
potential toxicity of the oil. There was a question that if the oil
contained substances that could potentially harm workers on a
long-term basis, or on a severe short-term basis, and induce
sterility or cancer or birth defects, then it would be unethical to
undertake cleanup at all," recalled Middaugh, the state epidemiologist.
Home Page for Workers: www.valdezlink.com/inipol/pages/grouped.htm
Is Corexit, as constituted now,
Nothing more than a remake of Inipol EAP 22?
How strong is the poison of 2-butoxyethanol,
the only ingredient EXXON will identify?
38% by MSDS - That's way too much!
Why would Exxon bring a product, as they did Corexit 8-1-89?
& even before that when it was without an MSDS... fully experimental,
with a chemical even worse: Ethylene Oxide: ETHYLENE OXIDE
Oh, a little won't hurt, says Exxon *
What about the Cordova fisherman who hauled this?
He died from his lungs filling up with fluid
A weary crew...
Questions to Answer... Worker Survey *
Contact * regarding Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Cleanup Workers
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Gulf War Syndrome - Similarities?
What did the soldiers use to clean up oil in Iraq, 1991? *