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New Video on CNN of the Oil Spewing out of the Pipes – (there is another one also that they showed on Rick’s List –

Here is one of them –

Added On May 18, 2010

New video shows an underwater look at the plume of oil gushing out of the well over the weekend.


Jindal: Oil heading toward shoreline 1:05

Added On May 18, 2010
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal talks about predictions of weather that may push the oil slick closer to shore.



Added On May 17, 2010

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire that broke out at a refinery plant in Southeast Houston. KHOU has the video.



From New York


Multimedia Feature

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Multimedia Collection

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expanded the fishing ban on Tuesday to contend with the spreading oil, with the prohibited area now covering 19 percent of the Gulf of Mexico under federal jurisdiction.

Already, officials are seeing effects — albeit limited — to fish and wildlife in the Gulf. Rowan Gould, the acting director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, said there had been 156 sea turtle fatalities recorded in the Gulf since the spill, about 100 more than usual at this time of year. He said officials were waiting for the results of necropsies to see if the deaths was due to the spill, but Dr. Gould added that a small number of oily birds, 35, had been recovered, including 23 birds whose deaths were directly linked to the oil spill.

“It’s important to note that the visibly oiled birds are a small part” of the effects of the oil spill, Dr. Gould said on a teleconference Tuesday afternoon. “What concerns us most is what we can’t see,” he said, adding, “we are preparing for the likelihood that it will exist in the Gulf ecosystem in years to come.”


Oil from the leaking gulf well washed into the grasses on the eastern side of the South Pass of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. - Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Oil from the leaking gulf well washed into the grasses on the eastern side of the South Pass of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. - Jim Wilson/The New York Times

But Dr. Hu and another independent scientist, analyzing ocean current and satellite data, said the oil was in an eddy that was quickly being drawn into the loop current, portending a much wider spread of the hazardous slick. Dr. Hu said that a team of scientists was planning to go into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday to analyze the currents.


Other senior administration officials involved in the oil spill response were to appear at afternoon sessions of the other two Senate hearings scheduled Tuesday. The Senate Commerce Committee was to feature Lamar McKay, chairman and president of BP America, and Steven Newman, the chief executive of Transocean.

At Monday’s hearings before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary, defended the administration’s actions after the explosion, saying officials had engaged in an “all-hands-on-deck response to this event.”

Ms. Napolitano acknowledged, however, that the government was largely at BP’s mercy in stopping the leak and addressing much of the oil in the water.

“Frankly,” she said, “the federal government has limited capability and expertise in responding to wellhead incidents on the sea floor. Nonetheless, the federal government has mobilized scientists and industry experts to collaborate with BP to identify and execute the best strategies for sealing the well, and the president has tasked the Department of Energy to participate in providing any possible expertise on that front.”



Shell Offers Reassurances on Drilling

Published: May 18, 2010

Responding to a federal request to increase safety measures for its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, Shell Oil on Monday vowed an “unprecedented” response in the event of an oil spill, including staging a pre-made dome in Alaska for use in trying to contain any leaking well.

As the Obama Administration reviews the safety and environmental risks of offshore oil drilling after the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the fate of the pending Shell project in Alaska looms more urgently. Shell has received initial permits and hopes to begin exploratory drilling this summer. Yet the project, which would be the first offshore drilling in Alaska in many years, still requires final permits and could be delayed.

Environmentalists and Native Alaskan groups that have long worked to stop the project have seized on the Gulf spill to emphasize risks in the Alaska project. The drill sites, far out in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, are in some of the most remote and frigid waters of North America, with ice forming much of the year, endangered whales and other animals living in the area and little onshore support in the event of a spill.


Marilyn Heiman, the U.S. Arctic program director for the Pew Environment Group, said in a statement, “Basic questions remain about Shell’s ability to respond to any significant sized oil spill in Arctic waters” and she called for Minerals Management to “suspend offshore lease operations in the Arctic until these issues are addressed. It would be irresponsible to move forward.”



On CNN – Rick’s List team on the show just now – they had the video of Governor Bobby Jindal’s flyover of the coastal marshes off Venice, Louisiana – and the thick oil is coming in – covering, smothering, destroying – its already there into the marshes and estuaries – with more on the way

before 4.20 pm



Also from the NY Times story first listed – (on page two of the online story)

But the independent scientists said that a portion of the wide oil slick is circulating in an eddy directly north of the loop current. This eddy, known as a cyclone, spins counterclockwise and is dragging the oil south.

“There is a very, very distinct trail of oil from the oil spill, all the way into this cyclone,” said Nan Walker, an oceanographer with the Earth Scan Laboratory at Louisiana State University. “So far, it looks like the oil is continuing to be dragged around the cyclone, but eventually it’s going to be mixed in with the loop current and make its way south to Florida.”

Dr. Hu, the oceanographer from South Florida, said the amount of oil entering the cyclone had increased sharply in the last few days.

“I see a huge oil plume being dragged in that direction,” he said. “It’s like a river.”

Dr. Hu estimated that oil that entered the current could reach the Florida Keys in roughly two weeks.



From CNN – front page lead in – to story coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill

A big chunk of the Gulf of Mexico is off limits for fishing because of the massive BP oil spill, the government announced today. - CNN

A big chunk of the Gulf of Mexico is off limits for fishing because of the massive BP oil spill, the government announced today. - CNN

Part of Gulf closed to fishing because of oil spill

A big chunk of the Gulf of Mexico is off limits for fishing because of the massive BP oil spill, the government announced today. FULL STORY



NOAA: Oil Tendril ‘Likely’ Headed Into Loop Current

New York Times – Paul Voosen – ‎1 hour ago

A thin stem of oil stretching east from BP PLC’s spill is increasingly likely to enter the Loop Current, a powerful Gulf of Mexico flow that runs past the Florida Keys and up the Atlantic Seaboard, the National Oceanic and


Oil Drillers’ ‘Ire’ Raised by Tougher US Oversight

BusinessWeek – Jim Efstathiou Jr – ‎30 minutes ago‎

May 18 (Bloomberg) — US drilling companies are resisting efforts by President Barack Obama to beef up oversight of offshore oil and natural gas operations on federal leases, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.

My Note –

This is a clear explanation of how much oil is affecting the Gulf of Mexico – and how BP is not coming close to accepting nor dealing with the magnitude of the problems they have caused – not only through original mistakes made – but the errors in judgment throughout the process and early in the efforts to contain the spill and cap the leak.

– my note, cricketdiane

Discussion from AC 360 last night’s broadcast (clip from the segment about the oil spill and BP’s claims that they are drawing off successfully a thousand barrels a day – today that is 2,000 barrels from their reports of it – and how they executives at BP are saying that the volume of crude oil gushing out of the remaining two leaks are not important information – might even hinder the cleanup and containment efforts according to BP’s executives’ thinking . . .

Discussion in this video clip is between Anderson Cooper and Doug Brinkley – there are reasons to be concerned with BP’s approaches to quantity and volume – some not discussed in this video clip that are known.)

my note, cd9

Video: Brinkley: BP spill progress a ‘PR stunt’




overhaul at the Minerals Management Service, which oversees platforms such as the Deepwater Horizon that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last month, “raised the ire” of companies, Salazar said today in remarks at a Senate hearing.

more by Ken Salazar – 30 minutes ago – BusinessWeek (8 occurrences)


BP ‘Burying Its Head in the Sand’ on Oil Flow Size, Markey Says

May 16, 2010‎ – BusinessWeek


By Jim Efstathiou Jr.

May 18 (Bloomberg) — U.S. drilling companies are resisting efforts by President Barack Obama to beef up oversight of offshore oil and natural gas operations on federal leases, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.

By Jim Efstathiou Jr.

May 18 (Bloomberg) — U.S. drilling companies are resisting efforts by President Barack Obama to beef up oversight of offshore oil and natural gas operations on federal leases, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.

( . . . )

“Many of the changes we have made have raised the ire of industry,” Salazar told the Senate Energy Committee. “In the past 16 months, our efforts at reform have been characterized as impediments and roadblocks to the development of our domestic oil and gas resources.”

Obama has vowed to end the “cozy relationship” between companies and regulators. The administration is splitting MMS to separate inspection and safety enforcement from leasing and royalty collection. The agency generates about $13 billion a year for the U.S. by partnering with companies to develop oil and gas, trailing only the Internal Revenue Service in revenue.

At least eight congressional committees scheduled hearings on the BP oil spill this month, including today’s separate hearings by Energy, Environment and Commerce.



Risky business: Big Oil’s billion-dollar juggling act ; It’s a high-stakes gamble, where even a tiny pinhole in a pipeline can cost billions and drive up the cost of filling your gas tank.
[Chicagoland Final Edition]
Chicago Tribune – Chicago, Ill.

Author: David Greising
Date: May 27, 2007
Start Page: 1
Section: News
Text Word Count: 4799

Abstract (Document Summary)

Photo (color): Workers install a section of replacement pipeline–18-inch carbon-steel pipe covered in 2 inches of insulation–at BP’s Prudhoe Bay facility in Alaska. Photo: An aerial view shows some of BP’s 335-square-mile network of pipelines, wells and processing centers in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Photo: Crews work on pipe near BP’s Flow Station 1. The new pipeline will carry some of the 500,000 barrels of oil per day that BP pumps into the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Photo: Construction foremen attend an early morning meeting on March 23 at Houston Construction’s office in Deadhorse, Alaska, before they head to their respective job sites.

Photo: [Robert Malone], president of BP America Inc., talks in March with workers replacing pipeline on the North Slope in Prudhoe Bay. Tribune photos by Bob Fila

Graphic: BP’s trifecta of trouble Prudhoe Bay, Alaska MARCH 2006 200,000 gallons of oil leak onto Alaska?s North Slope

REPAIRS: $550 million Texas City, Texas MARCH 2005 An explosion at an oil refinery kills 15 people and injures 170

SETTLEMENTS: $1 billion+ Gulf of Mexico SUMMER 2005 Sub-sea system fails after Thunder Horse oil platform tilts into the gulf REPAIRS: $250 million Sources: BP, ESRI, TeleAtlas Chicago Tribune

Graphic: Troubles at the top of the world The March 2006 Prudhoe Bay spill left 200,000 gallons of oil on the tundra and a $550 million (Map) Trans-Alaska Pipeline Flow lines Sources: BP, Energy Information Administration Chiacgo Tribune – See microfilm for complete graphic. Graphic: Tightening times for oil production

FINDING COSTS Amount of money it costs BP to find a barrel of oil. 2006: $1.53

RESERVES REPLACEMENT RATIO Amount of oil BP adds to its reserves compared with the amount BP produces for sale. 2006: 114% Note: Numbers used in both charts are in 5-year moving averages

Source: BP Chiacgo Tribune – See microfilm for complete graphic.



The agency generates about $13 billion a year for the U.S. by partnering with companies to develop oil and gas, trailing only the Internal Revenue Service in revenue.

At least eight congressional committees scheduled hearings on the BP oil spill this month, including today’s separate hearings by Energy, Environment and Commerce.


My Note –

And BP alone made how much in profits in just the first three months of this year? And how much in profits for Shell and others? And the MMS gets for us !3 Billion – $13 Billion dollars a year? What is wrong in that picture?

– cricketdiane, 05-18-10

And then they risk the kind of mess they’ve made everywhere they’ve made one and our resources help clean it up, pay for it to be cleaned up and we slide through the results of it with all the health damage and economic damage and ecological damage for years upon years upon years?

How does that make sense? Or does BP own the Coast Guard resources they are using for this spill right now? And, do they own the EPA and DOE resources they are using?

Why, with all their profits did they not have those teams of resources available “in-house” – they make enough money for that to have been ready and on standby. They knew it could be a problem of a singularly massive and significant size – which would unfold extremely quickly in real time.

Or are we to believe they are too stupid to have known that? I don’t think so. And, we get $13 Billion dollars a year for the full use of our resources for their profits? And, pay at the pump for gasoline and diesel and for heating oil and kerosene and every thing else that comes for it at whatever price they want to charge at any given moment? Are they xxxxxxx – no words or what?



Fishing banned in 19 percent of Gulf

Fishing banned in 19 percent of Gulf


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has shut down fishing in a 45,728-square-mile section of the Gulf of Mexico, NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco said Tuesday. The federal government has jurisdiction over the area, which is 19 percent of the Gulf.

45,728-square-mile section closed and that is not all that is affected – that is only the part where they are closing the area to fishing – my note

The well had failed a pressure test hours before the explosion, suggesting that natural gas may have seeped into it, Representative Henry Waxman, a California Democrat, said last week citing a report from a BP official.Cement Issue

“It is possible that the extent of the cementing was inadequate for this particular type of well given its other design features,” Bingaman said. “However the amount of cement appears to have met MMS’s technical standards.”


The MMS yesterday released rules on oil and gas leasing on land aimed at bolstering environmental protection. Republicans said the measures will slow energy development.

“These new regulations aren’t aimed at improving drilling safety and will only lead to lost jobs by stifling American-made energy production,” Representative Doc Hastings, a Washington Republican, said in a statement. The rules “will only serve to drive up the price of energy and cause further damage to our economy.”



My Note –

Let’s see – for $13 Billion dollars a year – we lose the entire Gulf Coast fishing industry of how many billions? and the entire tourism industry of 4 or 5 states, maybe for years at how many billions? We lose the entire state of Alaska, its air quality, water quality, ocean and marine wildlife and millions of acres of wildlife preserves, pristine wilderness and land-based wildlife plus the permafrost that is necessary for the state’s preservation.

We lose the entire state ports and coasts to their oil industry functions and facilities and shipping and terminals that come driving into the coastal towns and areas every time there is a hurricane or an explosion at one of their plants or an oil spill, or other chemical or petroleum disaster.

We lose the entire Gulf of Mexico waters and wildlife and every industry, town and community it supports as well as affecting our weather because of the massive size of the spill, changes the water surface and deep water temperatures and densities of the Gulf of Mexico’s waters – pollutes our marshes and estuaries, ocean reef systems and every other eco-system in the area.

And what do we get – a totally out of control greed driven industry whose humanity is so far removed from them as to appear more like a psychotic anti-social Satanic entity than anything created by man or God.

And we, get $13 billion dollars a year while they damage every eco-system we have and maintain their beliefs that they own the Gulf of Mexico and the entire state of Alaska (along with numerous other parts and significant portions of the United States of America) for their exclusive use barring any consideration or regard for safety, sanity, common sense or reason as they do it.

What kind of wrong is that?

Oh Yeah – and we get to clean it up at our own expense while still paying whatever they want to charge when we pump some gas, heat our homes or buy a product that has been transported in any diesel guzzling truck.

I almost forgot that part. We get to clean up the mess they’ve made – every single time they’ve made one. The oil companies are running the Republican Party and their overly comfortable with standing up for those oil industries while jabbing any other resource for energy into dismal and quickly effective disappearance. That is just wrong. And, it has been going on for too long.

And, they are doing it for what? For $13 Billion dollars when the industries are making a killing off us both in money and in the damages they are causing while they are doing it? Are they out of their damn minds?

– cricketdiane


Let’s see if I can track through a thing or two that would explain it better –

Going to EPA site –


Pass all the delightful stuff about the oil spill – the EPA has been working for the oil companies for far too long. And, I would be careful with whatever this lady says from NOAA – Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as the NY Times article described her is not true – she works for a specific part of NOAA involved with commerce – let’s see – she can’t be trusted to speak the truth even when it matters. Check the stuff she has said and in every case she is demeaning and discrediting what valid independent scientists and oceanographers are finding in the Gulf of Mexico right now –

On the EPA site – go to the list of popular topics in the middle of the page and click on the last one here –

More topics

And you will find this – but before clicking on any of them – open another tab at the CDC site – which I will start below the list –

The following list contains terms and keywords that our Web visitors frequently search for. The pages the terms and keywords link to are popular choices for information; however, the Web site may contain information about these terms on other pages. Use our search engine to view all of our resources on a particular term or keyword.


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On another tab – I’ve opened the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – US


Go to nearly the bottom of the page – to the block of information which includes – More about CDC and the option of “CDC’s organization” –

I’m choosing “more about CDC” link which goes to this page –


On right hand side near bottom is this –

Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
    24 Hours/Every Day
  • cdcinfo@cdc.gov

And this –

About CDC Topics

Advisory Committees
CDC’s overall strategy to achieve stakeholder and public engagement in its efforts to improve people’s…

Business Practices
Visit here for information on CDC Budget, Grants, Funding and Procurement…

CDC Ethics
Learn more about CDC and ATSDR Ethics Program Activity…

CDC History
Learn more about CDC by exploring our rich history…

Conferences & Events
View a calendar of health-related conferences and events…

CDC is committed to fostering an inclusive culture through equity, opportunity and respect…

Learn more about CDC’s Director and other leadership throughout the agency…

More About CDC
Basic Information, Statistics, Publications, Fact Sheet…

Opportunities & Careers
Read about employment, education, training and volunteer programs at CDC…

Pandemic Influenza Storybook
The storybook provides readers with an intimate look at the impact pandemic flu events…

Public Affairs in Health
A peer-reviewed electronic journal established to provide a forum for public affairs professionals…

Public Health Grand Rounds
Public Health Grand Rounds is CDC’s monthly series that addresses major public health issues. Learn more…

State of CDC
Experience CDC′s interactive annual report…

Visit CDC’s Museum
Explore CDC’s history and thought-provoking changing exhibits…

(and this – )

CDC Director
Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, imagines a safer, healthier world…
CDC Mission and Vision
Learn more about CDC’s Vision and Mission Statement…
State of CDC
Experience CDC′s interactive annual report…
Learn more about CDC′s organizational structure…
(and this – )

News and Events

Read the latest CDC news. Discover CDC science success stories. Learn how our science is improving public health in the world today.

My Note –
I’m going to choose – Congressional Testimonies – what would you choose?
– cricketdiane

Next, I’m opening another tab with this part from a boxed link on the page and one tab with this one from the Congressional Testimonies link –


CDC Organization


Center, Institute and Offices

CDC’s Center, Institute, and Offices (CIOs) allow the agency to be more responsive and effective when dealing with public health concerns. Each group implements CDC′s response in their areas of expertise, while also providing intra-agency support and resource-sharing for cross-cutting issues and specific health threats. The CIOs are:

View CIO’s official mission statements and organizational structures

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. View CDC’s Organizational Chart Adobe Acrobat PDF document to learn more about CDC′s organizational structure.
(also this from the first page on the CDC site – near the middle of the page)
Public Affairs in Health
A peer-reviewed electronic journal established to provide a forum for public affairs professionals…
My Note –
This is part of where the public policy statements are found and are located to Congressional Committee members who peruse them and use them for their decision-making. There is also a lot, I mean a lot – of use in this journal of persuasive rhetoric using very slim pickings for the foundation of their “medical science based” information on a number of subjects with the intent of public policy influence. Unfortunately so, despite being peer-reviewed.
– cricketdiane
The Congressional Testimony page is here –
(taking these from the group on their page – )
1-17-09 Prioritizing Chemicals for Safety Determination Eric Sampson, Ph.D. Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection;
Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives
6-24-09 Protecting Older Adults During Public Health Emergencies Richard Besser, M.D. Committee on Aging, United States Senate
03-31-09 Making Health Care Work for American Families: The Role of Public Health Richard Besser, M.D. Testimony Before the Subcommittee on HealthCommittee on Energy & Commerce United States House of Representatives
03-12-09 Scientific Oversight and Management of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH Testimony before the Senate Committee on on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
02-25-09 Update on the Latest Global Warming Science Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH Testimony before the Senate Committee on Energy and Public Works United States Senate
my note –
below this list is this –
and I am clicking on the link to the office of communication – however, most of this stuff listed above is also found in their list of publications found on the first page, and on the sites of the various Congressional and Senate committees that can be found through the Thomas Register and on the Congress or Senate main sites through the link that says “committees”, the Library of Congress, the national archives have some of them and the google search – along with the GAO who also has a number of the reports and testimonies from them, including those by CDC on various subjects, the OSHA group testimonies, the oil industry, the other harmful determinants testimony that sets public policy and agency policy generally – you probably don’t want to see it all – but it is there and easily found as well as here, (cd9 note.)
(and from the very first page – this one in the top third of the page – )


which brings us to OSHA, believe it or not – sooner or later –

They have genuinely lowered a number of standards at OSHA over the years of Republican administration officials that were set into agency heads as appointees and most, if not all – of them knew not one damn thing about what they were doing or the import of the policies they were changing and didn’t care.

my note, cricketdiane


from this page – I see these that are most important to me about the oil spill and its health effects, every man’s internal effects as an employee kinds of damages that are well known and environmental damages that are known to spread through populations in surrounding areas from an oil spill that contains known carcinogens and permanently damaging effluents – from air quality changes and chemistry – to the physical spill contents specifically –

NIOSH Research Programs

Chemical Safety

Publications Search (NIOSH)

Emergency Responders


Workplace Safety & Prevention


Related CDC Organizations

All CDC Organizations

And then clicking over to this page – gives this list –

(by industry – and explains much of what is known already which in the case of the Gulf of Mexico massive crude oil spill and drilling accident, the use of toxic aerial and subsea chemical dispersants, and the numerous other elements of the oil spill from those fumes that can be smelled to the air being filled with extra particulate matter from the controlled burns and the excess toxic chemicals being added to the air from burning off the methane at the site which is being carried by the air currents as well – all of these and other effects will be experienced by huge populations of people and wildlife that is in the Gulf of Mexico – and onshore in communities along the Gulf Coast. It is not a joke.)

my note, cricketdiane


Industries & Occupations

(and these)
And now to the OSHA site – you’ll love this –



US Department of Labor focuses on safety of workers as oil cleanup activities ramp up in Gulf Coast region [05/03/10] [en Español] [Vietnamese]

“Every day in this country, more than 14 workers lose their lives in preventable workplace tragedies
— close to 100 deaths every week.”

– David Michaels, OSHA Assistant Secretary


(and more)

I’m clicking on this one and then taking a bath – because – it is just too wrong to think about – need to drift away for awhile –

Chemical Exposure Health Data

At the bottom of the page – you find the changes that were the direct result of administrative policy decisions made in the Republican administrations that have been running the ship for the better part of thirty years – even when the Clinton administration was in office and the Congress and Senate were Republican controlled –

(from the site – near the bottom of the page – )

OSHA compliance officers do:

  • Target and visit certain industries based on National and regional emphasis programs.
  • Have limited time to conduct an inspection and cannot completely characterize all exposures for all employees, every day.
  • Use professional judgment and often attempt to evaluate worse case chemical exposure scenarios.
  • Develop a snapshot picture of potentially hazardous chemical exposures and use field evaluation tools to assess their significance: often comparing their measured airborne concentrations of chemicals against established standards.

OSHA compliance officers do not:

  • Routinely visit every business which use chemicals known to be toxic.
  • Take representative samples of every employee and every activity on every day.
  • Always obtain a sample for an entire (8-hour) period or shift.

OSHA’s data
OSHA takes industrial hygiene samples as part of its compliance monitoring program. OSHA’s chemical exposure data represent personal, area, and bulk samples for various airborne contaminants.

HOWEVER – (my note)

C – Ceiling
Exposure to concentrations in excess of this value should not be permitted regardless of duration.

TWA – Time Weighted Average
Represents the allowable average chemical concentration in air for a given period of time. Historically a work shift has been eight hours per day and this is often expressed as the allowable 8-hour TWA.



Going back to the prior page – the first opening page of the OSHA site from a box in the center upper middle of the page – these – (and the above information about the specific health risks are easier located on the EPA site list of toxic substances, on the CDC site of known carcinogens and toxic substances, the ASTM site of specifics that must be listed on various products and chemical product types of known health risks and dangers – and various international sites that concern the chemical and petroleum industries.

All of which are easier to use – my note, cricketdiane


Chemical Safety Board


Now – I’m going to go take a bath, relax and forget all of it for awhile.

Will come back to it later and see if I can help. These things provide a good start – but, yes – there is more, including things I found at academic institutions – universities and research facilities around the world that knew an event of this magnitude would happen sooner or later, among other things specifically about the oceanographic and ecological concerns of it when it did. – and now it has happened, so we may as well apply these things to it.

– cricketdiane, 05-18-10  7.11 pm