- It seems beyond rational comprehension that after more
than six weeks, with input supposedly from some of the most technologically
sophisticated BP [British Petroleum] staff and scientists, that the catastrophic
explosion in the Gulf of Mexico caused by Deepwater Horizon's off-shore
oil rig is spreading and now detrimentally affecting the entire Gulf of
Mexico, Florida, and up to New Jersey. This is no "spill"; and
it is already far worse than the 1989 ExxonValdiz tanker accident. Currently,
it is estimated that 3.4 million gallons are coming out of 3 plumes daily.
- To date, this means 156.4 million gallons of crude oil
and counting. It is being called an underwater volcano.(1) The photographs
posted by the Boston Globe on May 24 are heart wrenching.(2) There is no
doubt that our entire ocean food chain has been poisoned; but it will
take time before the extent of environmental and health impact evidence
is documented to show how gross negligence and a total lack of the Precautionary
Principle will negatively impact all of us.
- And yet, those in charge can't figure out what to do?
Perhaps, they do not want to. This major environmental event will continue
to have grave and long-term global consequences. Right now, all the birds,
fish, turtles, dolphins, whales and other sea creatures, --truly, the
entire ecosystem!-- are in enormous DAILY crisis. Toxic crude oil has hit
land in Louisiana. Dead turtles and dolphins are already washing up onto
the shore; but the real extent is not being reported by mainstream news.
Apparently BP is forbidding news crews to have access to the off-shore
site; and they are making the rules not the US Coast Guard. In addition,
BP has refused to use less toxic dispersants.(3) With hundreds of millions
of dollars at stake, The New York Times has reported numerous conflicts
of interest.(4) Finally, all those who are involved in any kind of miniscule
and, so far, inept and dangerous "clean up" are also in harm's
way. Nothing is getting even remotely fixed, as this epic environmental
tragedy keeps unfolding.
- Some late-breaking news: An urgent report from near Tampa,
Florida, on May 25 notes: "It's raining oil" there. It may be
coming on bands of [Chemtrails?] storm clouds from the Gulf of Mexico.(5)
Also, until late on Tuesday May 25, there was a live feed of the underwater
crude oil spew. This live, streaming video was cut off, after a new eruption/explosion
began. Here is the last report: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjbM3W9Kw4s
- Dr. R. Michael Castle, one of the top independent polymer
chemists in the US, has been following "this nightmare of incompetence
and greed" as he told me, since the oil rig explosion on April 11.
Dr. Castle is also the author of "The Methodic Demise of Natural Earth,"
a ground-breaking essay on what is happening to our planet's environment
with the out-of-control and illegal spraying of highly toxic aerosol Chemtrails
over the past twelve years.(6) He is also author of the 2003 Unified Atmospheric
Protection Act (now tied up in Congressional committee).(7)
- With his extensive polymer chemistry background, Dr.
Castle clearly understands the enormous ecological chemical devastation
that continues right now unabated. The following is my conversation with
him on May 25, 2010.
- "What can be done?" he said. "Firstly,
DON"T SET OFF ANY NUKE! DO NOT DO THAT. This is sheer madness. In
no way will this fix anything. It will do irreparable and long-term massive
harm." Radiation damage would devastate the immediate area and the
rest of our planet. [NOTE: Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors are still monitored
65 years after the US military dropped atomic bombs on civilians.]
- "Secondly, for emergency clean-up crews exposed
to the crude oil's benzene vapors, they must be informed about the consequences
of working there. Many of them are neither trained properly, nor know what
serious health damage can be done to them. [This is another unfolding scenario
like the 9/11 First Responders experienced, when they were told by public
officials that it was safe to breathe the toxic air at Ground Zero in New
York City.] Dr. Castle urges the following:
- "Stay out of the water. Protect yourself from the
hazardous vapors and carcinogenic effects of benzene. Benzene cuts off
oxygen to the body (it's water soluble) and is a known cause of leukemia
- "Use organic coconut oil or organic coconut butter.
These are safe and natural plant ingredients that are bioactive and will
coat the skin and protect it. Rub it on your hands, and face, and neck.
It creates a protective film against benzene. Do not rub or wash it off,
as it helps reverse the toxins' many effects on the body.
- "Also, use a capful of Willard's XXX Dark and rub
it on arms and hands. This will also naturally protect the body. This is
made of lignite coal in water and is another natural way to shield the
body from toxins. [Dr. Castle has no financial ties with this product.]
- "I repeat: Do not send any emergency hazard clean-up
teams to the Gulf who are uneducated and do not realize the extreme damage
these poisons can do short and long term.
- "AmeriHaz can be safely used to gather up the crude
oil that is already causing such ecological damage."
- In 1996, Dr. Castle developed an inert product, called
"AmeriHaz," to deal in a truly safe manner with cleaning up serious
crude oil leaks and out-of-control dispersals of highly dangerous chemicals.
"I wanted to create a product that could absorb any devastating 'spill'
(it's really the very wrong word for what is happening in the Gulf. A
'spill' is something very minor). This is catastrophic in its scope,"
he told me. "This is an inert polymer product that will encapsulate
this crude oil, so it won't be picked up systemically in anything else.
It literally locks up PAHs [polyaromatic hydrocarbons] that are precursors
of benzene." See this video :
- Also, Dr. Castle recommends "using crushed, pebble-size
lignite coal all along beaches, marshes, and estuaries. This will help
detoxify the benzene (that is naturally soluble in water) because it is
extremely toxic in crude oil.
- These are realistic solutions that can actually begin
to remedy this effects of this catastrophe, if those people in charge really
do care about saving the Gulf (an area still in trauma from the post-Hurricane
Katrina debacle where there was really no help for those in most need).(8)
Finally, an international boycott of all BP products should be instituted
immediately. The untapped power of the consumer pocketbook should be used.
When their CEO says this is a "modest" event, the company should
not get any more money from already very strapped consumers.
- Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri is an environmental writer
and the author of the highly acclaimed book, "The Uterine Crisis."
- 1. Mark Sappenfeld. "Gulf oil spill: real disaster
might be lurking beneath the surface The Christian Science Monitor. May
16, 2010: www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0516/Gulf-oil-spill-real-d
- Gulf of Mexico Oil volcano:
- 2. "The Big Picture. Oil reaches Louisiana shore."
May 24, 2010:
- 3. Margot Roosevelt and Carolyn Cole. "BP refuses
EPA order to switch to less-toxic oil dispersant." Los Angeles Times.
May 23, 2010:
- 4. Ian Urbina. "Conflict of Interest Worries Raised
in Spill Tests." New York Times. May 20, 2010:
- See also: Stephen Lendman. "BP and the Administration
Lies, Deceit, and Cover up in the Gulf." May 22, 2010: www.rense.com/general90/bpp.htm
- 5. "It's raining oil" [in Florida]:
- 6. Dr. R. Michael Castle. "The Methodic Demise Natural
Earth." June 26, 2009: www.newswithviews.com/guest_opinion/guest154.htm
- 7. http://anticorruptionsociety.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/the-
- 8. Any organization or person who wishes to donate or
help Dr. Castle get AmeriHaz to the right people can write to: Castle
- 1933 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. #171,Columbus, Ohio 43229
- ©Ilya Sandra Perlingieri 2009
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