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Jane Lubchenco – Distinquished Professor of Zoology

While serving as the new Under Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of NOAA (
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Dr. Jane Lubchenco will be
mytilus.science.oregonstate.edu/lubchenco/

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This is an amazing lady. I was looking it up because I couldn’t understand why we would have her in every instance downplaying whatever she was asked to comment on – and now that I was able to look up more about her – I am convinced that it is because the Unified Command and BP generally are in agreement to not panic people and to be careful and “not be alarmist.” I’ve already seen some of that and I think BP is using it to their advantage as they watch over and influence our leaders in various agencies to downplay, lowball, understate, re-frame in a less provocative manner, reference things in a way that makes them appear less critical and less massive and less dangerous than they might actually be.

But, there is a playbook being used for the preparations in the event of an oil spill that I already found which is based in 1985 measures – and it appears on one of my posts from a 2004 – 2005 document about it. I’ll find it and place it here again in a little while. The man that was shown on CNN who had suffered the economic and community disaster personally from the Exxon Valdez spill and waited nearly 20 years to receive a little from the lawsuit results, noted that BP is following the same things in the same ways, play by play that he experienced through the years with Exxon and watched them do.

So, I’m wondering – is that a playbook which is being used as a set of things to do as a corporation once there is a major disaster of some kind, including sending teams of attorneys out to sequester potential victims and pressure them into signing a waiver of damages, sending people (company representatives) out to the community to offer settlements of $5,000 to sign a waiver of damages against the company at any future date, getting the public relations team to send out official pr spokespeople for the company to each little town affected to “spin” whatever is necessary in local or national coverage that occurs there – answer questions to re-state whatever the concern is and put it into terms that reflect the company in a desirable way, etc.

I noticed that when the story I posted yesterday from Panama City, Fla. included a lady spokesman for BP who explained that “local” didn’t mean “local” to the immediate area but rather “local” as in they would hire people from Florida generally and pay them unskilled labor wages to help.

“Don’t bring down people’s spirits before we have to” – just on Wolf Blitzer 5.52 pm ET – CNN – some official lady – didn’t get her name. That is nonsense. (About the oil spill and the truth of how much there is, the damage it is causing, the dangers of it, etc.)

But, lady – you and the Unified Command team members are putting people in harm’s way and that is not okay no matter how good they feel about it for as long as possible before realizing the truth. That is not okay and those petroleum products permeated the air and waters of the Gulf of Mexico along with the aerial and subsea toxic dispersants, the burn off creating excessive particulate matter and other carbon based toxins, the natural gas / methane burn off being done at the platform where the siphon is pulling off gas – filling the air with partially burned soaring plumes lofting into the air currents of toxic chemistry sludge of a different kind – all it does in total is create health nightmares. And, you along with the others downplaying these affects to “not be alarmist” are putting people in harm’s way by not letting them know the truth and the extent of the what is the truth.

Now, first of all – if anyone reading this wants to track along – I’m looking up BP at their site – here –

http://www.bp.com/bodycopyarticle.do?categoryId=1&contentId=7052055

Passing by all their pretty stuff that has been created in fine measure by the teams of public relations and marketing people – I’m going to the bottom of the page to the tab / link that says “Investor’s Relations” – or in this case “Investor Tools” –

Which goes here –

– cricketdiane

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Investor tools

http://www.bp.com/investortools.do?categoryId=145&contentId=2014277

CNN just reported on Wolf Blitzer that Dennis Blair of the seat – National Director of Intelligence, I think it was – is going to resign – that is such good news. I hope I heard it right. Long story – best left for another time.

So, at the Investor “Tools” site –

Just a note – I also have a tab open with this CNN video and story –

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2010/05/19/tsr.mattingly.worst.oil.yet.cnn

to remind me what the shit really looks like at this point – and every aerial photograph wherever it is found on NOAA, NASA, MODIS, or the European Space Agency – or the Chinese Space Agency, JAXA – the Japanese Applied Science Agency and Space Exploration – etc. – all have the pictures taken by satellites that express the magnitude of where this thick chocolate syrup like petroleum soup is extending –

Oh, and after noticing the way BP in its beginnings handled people around them that were working for them or affected by them (in Iran) – I think it may be their playbook goes back a long way and has never changed. Now, I want to find out why that is and how that could happen.

Chris Oynes, the associate Minerals Management Service administrator for offshore drilling programs, informed colleagues he will retire at the end of the month, according to an e-mail sent to agency officials and obtained by The Associated Press.

Oynes, who was regional director in charge of Gulf offshore oil programs for 13 years before he was promoted in 2007 to head all offshore drilling programs, has come under criticism for being too close to the industry.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/05/17/1190046/mms-offshore-drilling-chief-retiring.html#ixzz0oGhL8oac

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., a longtime MMS critic, said the agency has been corrupt for more than a decade, a period spanning three administrations, and that its shortcomings were not the fault of one person. The agency “is in need of an exhaustive overhaul and comprehensive reform,” he said. At a Senate hearing Monday, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter Neffenger says the Gulf oil spill is beyond what anyone anticipated and demonstrates that response plans for future spills will have to be changed. Neffenger, the deputy national incident commander at the Coast Guard, testified before the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

Boxer, whose committee will hold hearings Tuesday, said BP claimed to have the capability to prevent a serious oil spill in case of a well blowout.

“In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill … it does not in any way appear there was ‘proven equipment and technology’ to respond to the spill” as BP claimed, she and seven other senators wrote Attorney General Eric Holder. They asked the Justice Department to determine whether any criminal or civil laws may have been violated as to misleading the government.

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Anglo-Persian Oil Company – founded 1909

” . . . and Anglo-Persian which later became British Petroleum.
Founding of the World’s Major Oil Companies”

http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/BERA/issue5/history.html

The D’Arcy Oil Concession
Exploitation and discovery

In 1901 William Knox D’Arcy, a millionaire London socialite, negotiated an oil concession with the Shah Mozzafar al-Din Shah Qajar of Persia. He assumed exclusive rights to prospect for oil for 60 years in a vast tract of territory including most of Iran. In exchange the Shah received £20,000, an equal amount in shares of D’Arcy’s company, and a promise of 16% of future profits.[1]

The Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) was founded in 1908 following the discovery of a large oil field in Masjed Soleiman, Iran. It was the first company using the oil reserves of the Middle East.

APOC was renamed Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) in 1935 and eventually became the British Petroleum Company (BP) in 1954, as one root of the BP Company today.

Burmah Oil Company Ltd. created the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) as a subsidiary and also sold shares to the public.[4]

Volume production of Persian oil products eventually started in 1913 from a refinery built at Abadan, for its first 50 years the largest oil refinery in the world (see Abadan Refinery). In 1913, shortly before World War I, APOC managers negotiated with a new customer, the middle-aged Winston Churchill, who was then First Lord of the Admiralty. At Churchill’s suggestion, and in exchange for secure oil supplies for its ships, the British government injected new capital into the company and, in doing so, acquired a controlling interest in APOC. The British government became de facto hidden power behind the oil company.[5]

APOC took a 50% share in a new Turkish Petroleum Company organized in 1912 by Calouste Gulbenkian to explore and develop oil resources in the Ottoman Empire. After a hiatus caused by World War I it reformed and struck an immense gusher at Kirkuk, Iraq in 1927, renaming itself the Iraq Petroleum Company.

The Anglo-Persian Oil Company continued its large Persian operations although it changed its name to the AIOC in 1935. By 1950 Abadan had become the world’s largest refinery. In spite of diversification the AIOC still relied heavily on its Iranian oil fields for three-quarters of its supplies, and controlled all oil in Iran.
Nationalization and coup
Iranian unhappiness

By 1951 Iranian support for nationalization of the AIOC was intense. Grievances included the small fraction of revenues Iran received. In 1947, for example, AIOC reported after-tax profits of £40 million ($112 million) – and gave Iran just £7 million.[6]

Conditions for Iranian oil workers and their families were very bad. The director of Iran’s Petroleum Institute wrote that

Wages were 50 cents a day. There was no vacation pay, no sick leave, no disability compensation. The workers lived in a shanty town called Kaghazabad, or Paper City, without running water or electricity, … In winter the earth flooded and became a flat, perspiring lake. The mud in town was knee-deep, and … when the rains subsided, clouds of nipping, small-winged flies rose from the stagnant water to fill the nostrils …. Summer was worse. … The heat was torrid … sticky and unrelenting – while the wind and sandstorms shipped off the desert hot as a blower. The dwellings of Kaghazabad, cobbled from rusted oil drums hammered flat, turned into sweltering ovens. … In every crevice hung the foul, sulfurous stench of burning oil …. in Kaghazad there was nothing – not a tea shop, not a bath, not a single tree. The tiled reflecting pool and shaded central square that were part of every Iranian town, … were missing here. The unpaved alleyways were emporiums for rats.[7]

Under the 1933 agreement with Reza Shah, AIOC had promised to give laborers better pay and more chance for advancement, build schools, hospitals, roads and telephone system. It had not done so.[6]

In May 1949 Britain had offered a “Supplemental oil agreement” which guaranteed royalty payments would not drop below £4 million, reduced the area in which it would be allowed to drill, and promised more Iranians would be trained for administrative positions.” The agreement, however, gave Iran no “greater voice in company’s management” or right to audit the company books. When the Iranian Prime Minister tried to dicker with AIOC head Sir William Fraser. Fraser “dismissed him” and flew back to UK.[8]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Persian_Oil_Company

So – here –

http://www.bp.com/investortools.do?categoryId=145&contentId=2014277

Click on the left hand sidebar – on the term “Governance”

which brings me to this page –

http://www.bp.com/subsection.do?categoryId=9021538&contentId=7040778

The board

Our executive and non-executive members of the board

Executive management

Our executive management team and their roles and responsibilities

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Before going on – I popped over to the Exxon Valdez spill on wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Valdez_oil_spill

According to official reports, the ship was carrying 54.1 million U.S. gallons (about 200 million liters) of oil, of which 11 million U.S. gallons[5] were spilled into the Prince William Sound.[6]

This figure has become the consensus estimate of the spill’s volume, as it has been accepted by the State of Alaska’s Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council,[3] the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration[2] and environmental groups such as Greenpeace and the Sierra Club.[7][8]

Some groups, such as Defenders of Wildlife, dispute the official estimates, maintaining that the volume of the spill has been underreported.[9]

Identified causes

Multiple factors have been identified as contributing to the incident:

  • Exxon Shipping Company failed to repair the Raycas sonar system, which would have indicated to the third mate an impending collision with the Bligh reef.[10]
  • The third mate failed to properly maneuver the vessel, possibly due to fatigue or excessive workload.[11]
  • Exxon Shipping Company failed to supervise the master and provide a rested and sufficient crew for the Exxon Valdez.[11]

During the first few days of the spill, heavy sheens of oil, as visible in this photograph, covered large areas of the surface of Prince William Sound.

Beginning three days after the vessel grounded, a storm pushed large quantities of fresh oil on to the rocky shores of many of the beaches in the Knight Island chain. In this photograph, pooled oil is shown stranded in the rocks.

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At the bottom of this page –

US National Response Team

(which I’m now going to pop open on the same tab and go back to the Investors Tools site on BP – Governance – Board of Directors and Executive Management team links and pull that information over into this post – then I’m going to look up who they are using a set of muckety maps and other sites)

I put this one here to remember it for later – Now, I have open these two and the CNN tab with the video of the petroleum sludge sitting in the marshes and estuaries at the coast of Louisiana right now . . .

http://www.bp.com/managedlistingsection.do?categoryId=9021801&contentId=7040608

http://www.nrt.org/

US National Response Team

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Carl-Henric Svanberg

Carl-Henric Svanberg

Chairman
Carl Henric Svanberg’s biography

Tony Hayward

Tony Hayward

Group chief executive

Executive member of the BP board of directors<
Tony Hayward’s biography

Executive directors

The following are members of the BP board of directors and the BP executive management team. To view their full biographies please follow the link below to the ‘About BP’ section.

Iain Conn

Iain Conn

Chief executive, Refining and Marketing
Executive member of the BP board of directors
Iain Conn’s biography

Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley

Managing director

Executive member of the BP board of directors

Robert Dudley’s biography

Byron Grote

Byron Grote

Chief financial officer

Executive member of the BP board of directors

Byron Grote’s biography

Andy Inglis

Andy Inglis

Chief executive, Exploration and Production

Executive member of the BP board of directors

Andy Inglis’s biography

Non-executive Directors

The following members are non-executive directors of BP. To view their full biographies please follow the link below to the ‘About BP’ section.

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

Non-executive director

Member of the chairman’s and the safety, ethics and environment assurance committees

Paul Anderson biography

Antony Burgmans

Antony Burgmans, KBE

Non-executive director<
Member of the chairman’s, the remuneration and the safety, ethics and environment assurance committees

Antony Burgman’s biography

Cynthia Carroll

Cynthia Carroll

Non-executive director
Member of the chairman’s and safety, ethics and environment assurance committees

Cynthia Carroll’s biography

Sir William Castell

Sir William Castell, LVO

Non executive director and senior independent director

Chairman of the safety, ethics and environment assurance committee, member of the chairman’s and nomination committees

Sir William Castell’s biography

George David

George David

Non-executive director
Member of the chairman’s, the audit and the remuneration committees

George David’s biography

Ian Davis

Ian Davis

Non-executive director<

Member of the chairman’s, the audit and the remuneration committees

Ian Davis biography

Douglas J Flint

Douglas J Flint, CBE

Non-executive director

Chairman of the audit committee, member of the chairman’s and nominations committees

Douglas J Flint’s biography

Dr DeAnne S Julius

Dr DeAnne S Julius, CBE

Non-executive director
Chairman of the remuneration committee, member of the chairman’s and nomination committees

Dr DeAnne S Julius’ biography

David Jackson

David Jackson was appointed company secretary in 2003. A solicitor, he is a director of BP Pension Trustees Limited, and a member of the Listing Authorities Advisory Committee.

(from)
http://www.bp.com/managedlistingsection.do?categoryId=9021801&contentId=7040608

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(and)

Executive management

Our executive management team is responsible for the day to day running of the company. To view their full biographies, please follow the links below to the ‘About BP’ section

Tony Hayward

Tony Hayward

Group Chief Executive

Member of the BP board of directors, head of the BP executive management team.

Tony Hayward’s biography

Rupert Bondy


Rupert Bondy

Group General Counsel, BP plc

Member of the BP executive management team.

Rupert Bondy’s biography

Sally Bott

Sally T. Bott

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Member of the BP executive management team.

Sally T. Bott’s biography

Iain Conn

Iain Conn

Chief Executive, Refining and Marketing

Member of the BP board of directors, member of the BP executive management team.

Iain Conn’s biography

Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley

Managing Director

Member of the BP board of directors and a member of the BP executive management team

Robert Dudley’s biography

Byron Grote

Byron Grote

Chief Financial Officer

Member of the BP board of directors, member of the BP executive management team.

Byron Grote’s biography

Andy Inglis

Andy Inglis

Chief Executive, Exploration and Production

Member of the BP board of directors, member of the BP executive management team.

Andy Inglis’ biography

Lamar McKay

Lamar McKay

Executive Vice President

Member of the BP executive management team.

Lamar McKay’s biography

Steve Westwell

Steve Westwell

Executive Vice President

Member of the BP executive management team and Group Chief of Staff.

Steve Westwell’s biography

http://www.bp.com/managedlistingsection.do?categoryId=9021802&contentId=7040609

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(from National Response Team – US)

http://www.nrt.org/

Welcome to the U.S. National Response Team Website – providing technical assistance, resources and coordination on preparedness, planning, response and recovery activities for emergencies involving hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants, hazmat, oil, and weapons of mass destruction in natural and technological disasters and other environmental incidents of national significance.

To Report Oil and Chemical Spills, Hazardous Material Releases, Suspicious Activity, Security Breaches and Terrorist Related Activities

Call the National Response Center:
1-800-424-8802 or 202-267-2675

(Somebody could call them and tell them there is oil in the Gulf of Mexico but it probably wouldn’t be helpful at this point . . . )

Note – from the right sidebar where you can’t hardly read it –

These three I’m taking from the list –

National Incident Management System

Chemical Hazards: QRGs and other links (excludes oil)
bullet Biological Hazards: QRGs and other links

and this one for later –

Nat’l Contingency Plan

(Yay, Dennis Blair is stepping down from the Director of National Intelligence seat – thank God. – just announced on CNN – 6.40 pm and by the way this note for later – the DOW was -376.36 today – that is down and volatile to extreme.)

Going back to the corporate and executive running team for BP – I want to see the Board Members again because I noticed something –

http://www.bp.com/managedlistingsection.do?categoryId=9021801&contentId=7040608

Carl-Henric Svanberg

Carl-Henric Svanberg

Chairman

Carl Henric Svanberg’s biography

Carl-Henric Svanberg

Carl Henric Svanberg

Mr Svanberg was appointed a non-executive director of BP on 1 September 2009 and, in succession to Mr Sutherland, became chairman of BP on
1 January 2010. He is chairman of the chairman’s and the nomination committees, and attends meetings of the remuneration committee.

Mr Svanberg spent his early career at Asea Brown Boveri and the Securitas Group, before moving to the Assa Abloy Group as president and chief executive officer.

From 2003 until 31 December 2009, when he left to join BP, he was president and chief executive officer of Ericsson, also serving as the chairman of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB.

Mr Svanberg continues to be a non-executive director of Ericsson, and is also on the boards of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Melker Schörling AB and the University of Uppsala.

He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development and of the external advisory board of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Mr Svanberg is the recipient of the King of Sweden’s medal for his contribution to Swedish industry.

(from his biography on the BP company site)

http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9030573&contentId=7055793

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My Note –

Look when he started in this position – this looks like a good man – and he wasn’t there when this playbook they are using now originated. Doesn’t mean anything yet – but I think this is leftover from somebody else – so it is either from the Chairman before him or from the CFO, COO or from the attorneys group that are among the Board of Directors – which I think is the most likely.

From the above bio –

“Mr Svanberg was appointed a non-executive director of BP on 1 September 2009 and, in succession to Mr Sutherland, became chairman of BP on
1 January 2010.”

– cricketdiane

Now, I’m looking up

Mr Sutherland, became chairman of BP

(and then going back to the Attorney in the Group of Directors)

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Putting that statement into a Google search gives these results that interest me –

Business big shot: Peter Sutherland, chairman of BP – Times Online

Apr 14, 2009 Pirc says that it has no problem with Mr Sutherland’s work at BP, He became European Commissioner for Competition in 1985 but never got
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/movers…/article6087805.ece

UK Fuels – BP Selects New Chairman to Succeed Peter Sutherland

Jun 25, 2009 Mr Svanberg, who is also chairman of Sony Ericsson and a non-executive director Ericsson chairman and succeed Mr Sutherland as chairman of BP on January 1, 2010. …. Maxim Barsky Selected to Become Next TNK-BP CEO
www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=7106&contentId…

Paul Skinner to step down as chairman of Rio Tinto – Times Online

Jan 15, 2009 Mr Sutherland has been the chairman of BP since 1997 and he clashed £6.7 billion offer and Mr Leng became deputy chairman of Tata Steel.
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/…/article5519531.eceSimilar

BP Annual General Meeting 2007 | Peter Sutherland | Speeches | BP

Apr 12, 2007 Peter Sutherland, Chairman. Mr Peter Sutherland’s speech at the 2007 …. a series of commercial roles in BP exploration, he became chief of
www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=98&contentId…CachedSimilar

And I’m going to this one right now –

BP Annual General Meeting 2007 | Peter Sutherland | Speeches | BP

Apr 12, 2007 Peter Sutherland, Chairman. Mr Peter Sutherland’s speech at the 2007 …. a series of commercial roles in BP exploration, he became chief of
www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=98&contentId…CachedSimilar

And then this one –

BP: BP PLC Profile


May 19, 2010 In early 2008, he became executive vice president of BP plc special. to Mr Sutherland, became chairman of BP on 1 January 2010.
http://www.dailyfinance.com/company/bp-p-l-c/bp/nysCached

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My Note –

I went to the page immediately above and my computer was buggared there for a little bit – have the other computer up and online in case I have to change over – there are still some things available open on that one to bring over to the post from early this morning.

So, I’m going to this one – (from a speech by the prior BP chair)

– cricketdiane

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http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=98&contentId=7032154

Well certainly in my experience it has been one of the most varied and probably turbulent in BP’s long history. We have seen a record oil price and strong financial results. We have seen the Group face, and continue to face, a series of regulatory issues in the US – a perfect storm, if you like, but mostly of our own making.

But we are also seeing the end of a remarkable era, as John Browne our Chief Executive is now to retire in July of this year. He has been an outstanding CEO and I will talk more about him later.

Let me say at the outset that BP is a great company. It has a great portfolio of assets and excellent people. We have a sound strategy. Your Board is determined that each one of the company’s some 100,000 employees, spread around the globe, aspire to the same high ideals and values. This is not about perception – it is about reality. For BP people, the right thing to do is … the right thing.

For many years, BP has been a greatly admired Group reflecting its strategic vision, its determined execution and its high aspirations in areas such as safety, environment and the community. I remain to be proud to be Chairman of that company.

As I have said, we set ourselves high standards in the way in which we interact with the communities in which we operate. Since the Texas City incident, over two years ago now, we have, in some of the areas in our business, failed to live up to those standards.

http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=98&contentId=7032154

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John King show is (on CNN) discussing the Dennis Blair thing – and I’m here to tell you – sometime when you have nothing better to do – go look at what all that jackass has done and how far back he goes – it is amazing a bastard like that kept getting to warm that seat and muck up the things he did – you just oughta know sometime when there’s nothing better to do – reads better than a spy novel but it’s the real deal – I tell you what – its a wonder.

I can’t believe they kept him in that spot making the decisions he was making.

– cricketdiane (sorry – had to make a side note right quick)

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Going back to the National Response Site to grapple with a couple things there – starting with the chemical hazards link –

Chemical Hazards: QRGs and other links (excludes oil)

I’m going to have to send them a quick note sometime that there are text sizes more user friendly than 4ems – 4pt – whatever they used in this website page.

http://www.nrt.org/production/NRT/NRTWeb.nsf/PagesByLevelCat/Level3ChemicalHazards?Opendocument

Chemical Safety Information: Site Security and Fuels

(and this explains so much – look at what is listed here – )

Emergency Response Guide, 2000

(it is 2010 – that wasn’t even created in 2000 anyway – it was created some time before and the updated publication is from 2000 – some of those measures came from before 1979 and certainly much of it was “updated” by simply re-publishing it from 1985, my note)

And they are still using that – don’t kid yourself. I know better because I can see what I’m watching that is occurring in the Gulf of Mexico spill disaster response right this very minute – up to and including the directive – “do not alarm the public” – Good grief.

It’s like being in our old ideas of what China was like or the Cold War era Soviet Union – except I think they actually had better response capabilities in both cases – but the same ideas about how to interface with the public and say whatever they decided to say rather than being truthful and honest about it.

– cricketdiane

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And here –

Emergency Planning for Chemical Spills

http://www.chemicalspill.org/

Oh my . . .

That can’t be right.

Going back to the bottom half of the page for NRT – Chemical Spills –

http://www.nrt.org/production/NRT/NRTWeb.nsf/PagesByLevelCat/Level3ChemicalHazards?Opendocument

In Situ Burning

Guidance on Developing a Site Safety Plan for Marine In-Situ Burn Operations (1997)
The following site safety plan was written to assist the RRTs and OSCs in responding to a marine/open water spill. The plan includes those elements unique to ISB for response personnel. Topics addressed include: burn entry objectives, response organization, burn area control, hazard evaluation, PPE, decontamination procedures, etc.
Residues from In-Situ Burning (ISB) of Oil on Water (2000)
Part of a series of fact sheets produced by the NRT Science & Technology Committee on ISB; Provides guidance on the residues produced from in situ burning of oil on water; Intended to assit RRTs, OSC, and other regional and local staff involved in ISB.
The Efficacy of Fire Resistant Containment Booms (1999)
In order for ISB to be an effective spill response tool, oil thickness must be between 2-3mm. Most response plans for in situ burning at sea call for the use of fire resistant boom to contain the oil and maintain this minimum slick thickness during the burn. This fact sheet explores the current state of fire boom technology, existing protocols and standards, and future research and development needs.
An Alternative Approach to Spill Response (1992)
Provides recent information on in situ burning for consideration as an alternative technology to present cleanup methods such as mechanical recovery or dispersants.
Site Safety Plans for Marine In-Situ Burning Operations (1997)
Provides information on site safety planning specific to in situ burning. Safety hazards for in situ burning (ISB) operations are similar to those of mechanical response operations at sea, with additional hazards related to the burning of oil.
Applicability of RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Regulations on In-Situ Burning of Oil Spills (1996)
Provides general information on how the hazardous waste management regulations implementing the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) may apply to the in situ burning of oil spills.
Applicability of Clean Air Act Ambient Air Quality Regulations to the In-Situ Burning of Oils Spills (1995)
Provides an overview of National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) regulations under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and briefly discusses how such provisions may affect the use of In-Situ Burning (ISB). Identifies relevant local contacts with which to consult.
Aeration Techniques for In-Situ Burning of Oil: Enhancing an Alternative Spill Response Method (1995)
Despite the minimal hazards posed by soot and gas, thick black smoke produced in an ISB appears threatening, eroding public confidence in the safety of the process. This fact sheet identifies techniques to enhance ISB. Most notably, providing the necessary air to a burn avoids starved combustion of oil, thereby reducing the emission of hazardous smoke and soot, and shortening response time. can be avoided and oil can be completely converted to harmless products of combustion;
Consolidated List of Chemicals Subject to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) and Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (2001)
This consolidated list has been prepared to help firms handling chemicals determine whether they need to submit reports under sections 302, 304, or 313 of EPCRA; whether they are subject to accident prevention regulations; and what reports may need to be submitted.
Fire Hazard from Carbon Absorption Deodorizing Systems (1997)
An EPA Alert aimed at increasing facility awareness of the potential fire hazard presented by carbon absorbing deodorizing systems. Identifies steps to minimize the absorption of flammable vapors by carbon absorbing deodorizing systems and mitigate the potential fire/explosive hazard. Also provides further references.

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My Note –

Had to take a minute and go in to fix the code on the above entries – that and a bread sandwich right quick – and back to the BP stuff –

http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=98&contentId=7032154

Using the back button on this tab – I’m going back to the google search results

Before going back I was coasting across the entire speech on the BP site above and noticed this paragraph and the one before it which I’m posting here –

“Andy joined the Board in February. He is now the managing director of the Exploration and Production segment. Andy joined BP in 1980 and following a series of commercial roles in BP exploration, he became chief of staff for E&P and was subsequently responsible for BP’s activities in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. In 1999 following the BP Amoco merger, Andy was appointed vice president, US western gas business unit, a position he held until 2004 when we was appointed deputy chief executive of exploration and production. Andy joined the Board in February to allow Tony Hayward to focus on the handover of the role of Chief Executive to him by John Browne.”

Two directors have been appointed since we met last year. Sir William Castell and Andy Inglis. Bill (Sir William Castell), joined the Board in July last year. He has substantial experience in the worlds of business and science having been Chief Executive of Amersham International for 14 years. He was subsequently president and chief executive office at GE Healthcare and remains on the GE Board as a non-executive director. He is presently Chairman of the Wellcome Trust. Bill sits on both the Audit and Safety, Ethics and Environment Assurance Committees.

(and this part is interesting right quick – )

Just as the world continues to evolve, so to does the Board. John Bryan retires from the Board today. John sat on the Audit and the Remuneration Committees where his background and experience have been a source of wisdom and insight. I should like to thank him on your behalf for his dedicated service and on a personal note, I would wish to acknowledge his contribution and thank him for his unswerving support over the years. We shall miss him and wish him and his wife well in the future.<

(and this one about the current BP groupie – Mr. Tony Hayward – )

Tony will become CEO on 1st August 2007. The Board has been through a very thorough process in determining John’s successor as CEO. All the candidates were tested and compared in a very rigorous manner. It was the unanimous conclusion of the Board that Tony Hayward should become the new CEO. Tony, of course, has been a Director since 2003 and has been responsible for Exploration and Production since that time. Tony joined BP as a graduate in 1982 and has had a exceptional career principally in the upstream business. I know that you will all join the Board in wishing Tony well in his new role.

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(and this part – )

Whilst he will not be leaving the Company until July this is John Browne’s last appearance before you at an AGM. John has had an exemplary career at BP spanning over 40 years, the last twelve as Chief Executive. Earlier this year when his decision to stand aside was announced I said that John was the greatest British businessman of his generation who had transformed BP into one of the largest energy groups in the world. It is really difficult for me to say more and certainly I would not want to say less.

BP is a great Company. It was as a result of John’s strategic vision that BP is the Company that it is today. It is he who led the consolidation of the industry nearly ten years ago. This was, and is, a massive achievement. I know that I speak for the Board, indeed Board members past and present, when I pay tribute to John’s intellect, leadership and skills.

On a personal note I have enjoyed working with John. As in any relationship we have had our occasional ups and downs but we have worked together for nearly as long as he has been CEO and for me it has been an invigorating and rewarding experience.

I believe I speak for the Board and indeed all shareholders and employees when I say “thank you” John for all you have done for this Company, and wish you well for the future.

Before introducing the first Resolution I would like to touch briefly on the documents which we have sent to you recently. Corporate reporting practice continues to evolve and indeed is set to do so further. I mentioned last year that we continued to differentiate our Annual Review and Annual Report documents; with the Annual Review providing the information required by the vast majority of our shareholders.

We have taken a further step this year to endeavour to streamline the reporting processes that we have to comply with on both sides of the Atlantic by producing a document as our Annual Report that can be used in both markets. We also have to provide a Business Review in the Annual Report which meets the requirements of UK Company Law.

Reporting practice is set to evolve further next year with the opportunity to enhance our use of e-communications as the method of communication with our shareholders. Our goal is clear. We want to make sure that you, the shareholder, receive information about the company in the detail that you require, delivered by the means which you select.

Ladies and gentlemen, let us now discuss BP’s performance in 2006 under Resolution 1 the Annual Report and Accounts. John Browne will now review the year. Please use the link below to read Lord Browne’s address

Lord Browne’s address to shareholders

http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=98&contentId=7032154

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Then back to this –

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=Mr+Sutherland%2C+became+chairman+of+BP

Reuters.com

Mr. Svanberg was appointed a non-executive director of BP on September 1, 2009 and, in succession to Mr Sutherland, became chairman of BP on 1 January 2010.
http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/companyOfficers?symbol=BP_p…

BW Group – Board of Directors


He took over as chairman of the World-Wide Group in 1986 and also became chairman Previously, Mr Sutherland was Chairman of BP p.l.c. from 1997 to 2009,
http://www.bwgroup.net/pages/sub_pages.asp?p=13Cached

BP – SourceWatch


May 5, 2010 BP’s chairman, Peter Sutherland, dismissed the concerns. …. after Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) – which became a BP subsidiary in 2000 – did …. Mr. Sutherland served as Director General of GATT and Group Secretary and
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=BPCachedSimilar

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ICC Research Foundation – .: ICC Research Foundation :.

Jun 2, 2009 Mr Fung became Chairman of ICC on 1 July 2008, after having served as Peter D. Sutherland is the Chairman of BP, Goldman Sachs
http://www.gocybersolutions.com/research_foundation/about.htmlCached

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Going to this one immediately above –

Which takes me here and then on my other computer I had clicked over to the UK Telegraph page that has the BP small city article on it from about May 11, 2010 and noticed a set of pictures are available from the oil spill on their site – it was in a little square near the middle of the page – So – I have that open now looking at it and want to bring some of that over here –

– cricketdiane

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http://www.gocybersolutions.com/research_foundation/about.html

About the ICC Research Foundation
The ICC Research Foundation (ICCRF) was established in 2009 by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to commission independent research that contributes to public knowledge, education and debate on the benefits of global trade and investment. The research projects funded by the ICCRF and conducted by leading international researchers and organizations, contribute to the following aims:
  • demonstrate how employment and growth flow from an expansion of international trade and investment
  • establish that a multilateral approach is particularly beneficial to that end
  • document how protectionism works against the public interest by eroding employment, sustainable growth and the market economy
  • promote a deeper understanding by policymakers, the media and the public at large of the benefits of global  trade and investment

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Peter Sutherland - Chairman of the International Advisory Council  Peter D. Sutherland is the Chairman of BP, Goldman Sachs International, and the London School of Economics. He is also the UN Special Representative for Migration and Development.  Mr Sutherland currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and is a member of the Advisory Boards of Coca Cola, Eli Lilly and Allianz.

Peter Sutherland - Chairman of the International Advisory Council Peter D. Sutherland is the Chairman of BP, Goldman Sachs International, and the London School of Economics. He is also the UN Special Representative for Migration and Development. Mr Sutherland currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and is a member of the Advisory Boards of Coca Cola, Eli Lilly and Allianz.

Peter Sutherland – Chairman of the International Advisory Council – at the The ICC Research Foundation (ICCRF) was established in 2009 by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) –

Peter D. Sutherland is the Chairman of BP, Goldman Sachs International, and the London School of Economics. He is also the UN Special Representative for Migration and Development.

Mr Sutherland currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and is a member of the Advisory Boards of Coca Cola, Eli Lilly and Allianz.

He holds a number of additional positions including Chairman, Trilateral Commission (Europe); Foundation Board Member, World Economic Forum; President, The Federal Trust; President, European Policy Centre Advisory Council; Vice-Chairman, European Round Table of Industrialists; and Goodwill Ambassador to the UN Industrial Development Organization.

Mr Sutherland previously served as Director General of The World Trade Organization, Attorney General of Ireland, EC Commissioner responsible for Competition Policy, and Chairman of Allied Irish Banks.

Mr Sutherland has received 15 honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and America. He was awarded an honorary fellowship of the London Business School and the Oxford University Institute of Economics.

Of Irish nationality, he was educated at Gonzaga College, University College Dublin and the King’s Inns, graduating with a degree in civil law.

http://www.gocybersolutions.com/research_foundation/about.html

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My Note –

So what is wrong with this picture?

After seeing what Goldman Sachs International group has done which has brought the world economies to their knees – the failures and writedowns and bailouts that have been necessary for the Royal Bank of Scotland – the numerous BP disasters over the course of the same time period when this man ran things – and the crap that the International Chamber of Commerce has run around the world persuading, pressuring, pr-ing and lobbying, playing, influencing, forcing and manipulating – HMMMMMMM>>>>>>>

Hmmmm………..

this is not good.

– cricketdiane

and even if the man is retired or dead – his influence is still a shadow force in the company (BP) and everywhere else his “violated wisdom” has tread –

Damn.

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My Note –

I’m changing computers right quick – it will take a minute.

The news on the tele with CNN – Campbell Brown has shown over the last little bit that the US Congressional members are getting smarter about all this and finally – BP has had to admit there is more oil pushing in to the Gulf of Mexico than they have been saying – well, duh. And the government is forcing them to release that information to the public and hopefully, allow the independent scientists, oceanographers, engineers and other international parties to get in and make assessments rather than restricting them and the journalists and news crews from beaches, spill affected areas, sea areas around the spill source, and marshlands that are going to be permanently decimated by the events and the ineptitude of stopping it from getting into them.

– cd9

Be right back on my other computer in a minute.

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(from National Response Team site – chemical hazards – )

from the bottom of the page –

Training, Exercises & Lessons Learned

and from my other computer –

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/7737609/Gulf-of-Mexico-BP-oil-leak-the-latest-pictures-from-the-oil-spill-off-the-coast-of-Louisiana.html

These are the pictures I was talking about on the UK Telegraph.

(but I’m not over to it quite yet – )

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Going there now –

Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is now awe-inspiring event of national and international magnitude with known and accepted quantities / volumes of crude oil and toxic dispersant chemicals in the waters of nightmarish significance – Facts about BP and its leadership – about the Oil Spill and Planned Response Information that was being used for it – (not about close to appropriate for this crude oil disaster by a long shot) –

(that isn’t a title – that’s a paragraph – oh well, needed a title and that’s it)

Be back in a minute on my other computer –

– cricketdiane

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Alrighty then – this is what is open on this computer, in case you are interested –

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/7737609/Gulf-of-Mexico-BP-oil-leak-the-latest-pictures-from-the-oil-spill-off-the-coast-of-Louisiana.html

(and)

http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/top-bp-official-visits-mobile/887376/May-16-2010_7-30-pm/

with a nifty rolling counter on it – but that isn’t the total because there are currently two leaks of that measure and the third leak which was capped off somehow was spewing oil for about 24 – 25 days before being capped. The 70,000 barrels per day measure was made of one leak at one place – the likelihood is that with the same pressures of flow pushing outwards at that same rate against the pressures of that ocean depth (+/- 5,000 feet or one mile, more or less), both of the two remaining oil gushers are putting out something around 70,000 or slightly more barrels of crude oil (that would be times 2 times 31 days) – so the numbers for this rollover “expert assessment” do not include the times two number and don’t include the higher estimation of 70,000 barrels, but it is interesting. There is a rollover at the top of the counter which allows a counter using the Coast Guard and BP estimate of 5,000 barrels per day flowing from the leaks and it can be compared to what the other values would have to be at the very least, most conservative low-ball estimates coming from the independent scientists, experts, and engineers.

(and the other tab I have open is this one which is very nifty)

http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/

which had come from here –

http://www.fnal.gov/

FermiLab

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spill off the coast of Louisiana

Greenpeace marine biologist Paul Horsman examines oil washed onto a  beach with the tide at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Greenpeace marine biologist Paul Horsman examines oil washed onto a beach with the tide at the mouth of the Mississippi River…

Picture: John Moore/Getty Images

(from)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/7737609/Gulf-of-Mexico-BP-oil-leak-the-latest-pictures-from-the-oil-spill-off-the-coast-of-Louisiana.html

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My Note –
I bet we look pretty stupid to the international community, including the UK government and business community. I hate to see the fallout from that part of it.
– cricketdiane
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I’m going to grab the muckety map of Peter Sutherland who has been steering the ship, BP and various other truly mucked up things and see who his running buddies are –
and the chem spill analysis stuff from the NRT site –
put it on the comments section to bring it over here.
On Muckety Maps – it is possible to rollover the entry names below the map and it will show a window that includes a number of people and relationships present in that group
Having rolled over the Goldman Sachs International group – I found a name that I can recognize from a number of other places that are the nexus of the shitty things we’ve all been living with for awhile – this name stands out –
Joshua B. Bolten – executive director (but that is this incarnation – he’s a real piece of work from other places he influenced. You ought to look it up sometime.)
(and Fabrice Tourre – executive director also on the list but there are others that are real pieces of work on there , too)

http://www.muckety.com/9F528434813C20D5332CA232C30C038B.map

Here is the muckety map of Peter Sutherland – the ex-Chairman of BP

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ex-BP Chairman – Peter Sutherland – Relationships May 2010

Items appearing in this ex-BP Chairman – Peter Sutherland – Relationships May 2010 relationship map:

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I did several follow-throughs which I’m listing here later – if anyone wants to follow it – but I found something interesting when I did a search for muckety map on BP America –
Robert A. Malone who was the chairman and president before the current one who would’ve served in close quarters with Mr. Sutherland is also a director of Halliburton.
Hmmm – I feel like I need a bath after looking at all this stuff. I feel sick enough to throw up. It just feels so dirty and grossly wrong.
Damn.
I looked at a lot of the relationships –
Lawrence Fish – very interesting
Joshua B. Bolton – very interesting
Robert A. Malone – very interesting
Steven W. Percy – sort of interesting
US Climate Action Partnership – extremely interesting
Citizens Financial Group – that came from the Fred. A Goodwin relationships – from the RBS group – from Mr. Sutherland – very interesting and very annoying to see what all they’ve been influencing
AND – what I also noticed is that there is also a lack of relationships for each one of the members of the BP executive team that has now got the ball and being the ones that have to answer for all of it – they are pawns that have been intentionally moved into position sometime recently – this year, within the last two or three years – and have no real connected power like the others have that not only were running, but are – in many respects, still running it and other things – everything in the shadows? or is it just the pull of those powerful shadows that I’m seeing?
– hmmmm…………
I am disgusted.
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http://www.muckety.com/BP-p-l-c/5000272.muckety

BP p.l.c.

Business sector:
petroleum refining
BP p.l.c. financial information:
As a federal contractor, BP p.l.c. provides the following goods and/or services to the government:
· liquid propellants and fuels, petroleum base.
Find federal contracts for BP p.l.c. (USAspending.gov)

People related to BP p.l.c.:

Paul M. Anderson – director
Antony Burgmans – director
Cynthia B. Carroll – director
William M. Castell – director
Iain Conn – director
George A.L. David – director
Ian E.L. Davis – director
Robert W. Dudley – director
Douglas J. Flint – director
Byron E. Grote – director
Tony Hayward – CEO, director
Andy Inglis – director
DeAnne Julius – director
Todd Palin – part-time employee

Other current BP p.l.c. relationships:

2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill – operator of oil rig
Amoco Corporation – acquirer
BP America Inc. – subsidiary
BP Exploration – subsidiary
Deepwater Horizon – operator
Macondo oil field – partner in developing

BP p.l.c. past relationships:

E. John Browne – group chief executive
John H. Bryan – director
Rodney F. Chase – deputy CEO
Erroll B. Davis Jr. – director
Robert B. Horton – chairman
Walter E. Massey – director
Ian Prosser – deputy chairman
Peter Sutherland – chairman
Scott D. Urban – group VP
Muckety map information sources include:
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Muckety draws information from thousands of sources. For a list of primary government and news sites, see our Sources page.
(from)

http://www.muckety.com/BP-p-l-c/5000272.muckety

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http://www.muckety.com/BP-America-Inc/5012057.muckety

http://www.muckety.com/51F4D49C9D8ECED2B6A9DAB4E11C2922.map

BP America Inc.

People related to BP America Inc.:

Lamar McKay – chairman & president
Paul Reed – group VP

Other current BP America Inc. relationships:

Allbaugh Company LLC – lobby firm
Alpine Group Inc. – lobby firm
Arnold and Porter LLP – lobby firm
BP p.l.c. – subsidiary
DLA Piper – lobby firm
Duberstein Group, Inc. – lobby firm
Podesta Group – lobby firm

BP America Inc. past relationships:

Stephen A. Elbert – vice chairman
Robert A. Malone – chairman & president
Muckety map information sources include:
U.S. Senate Office of Public Records
Muckety draws information from thousands of sources. For a list of primary government and news sites, see our Sources page.

http://www.muckety.com/BP-America-Inc/5012057.muckety

Comments and suggestions:

If you’re providing information or a photograph about BP America Inc. that you would like us to include in the Muckety database, please cite the source.

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http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/air_quality/

Air Quality along the Gulf Coast which only includes ozone and the finest particulate matter – PM 10 is what should be on there.

And the other is the NOX – SdiOX(a) and the other charts that include the increased CO and CO/mixed chemical stews in the air.

but it’s somewhat helpful

and on the right hand side corner of that page is a video feed showing the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico

http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/air_quality/

(and)

Live Oil Spill Cam

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Health Issues Associated With Oil Spill

by AP

Published: Sat, May 01, 2010 – 9:38 am CST Last Updated: Sat, May 01, 2010 – 11:07 am CST

2090 Views |Short URL: http://wkrg.com/881629

http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/health-issues-associated-with-oil-spill/881629/May-01-2010_11-07-am/

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Public Health is warning residents in coastal areas to be aware of possible health risks caused by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Health Department officials warn that fish that smells or tastes like oil should not be eaten.

Officials also warn anyone who gets oil or tar balls on their skin to wash with soap and water. Also clothing items should be washed if oil gets on them. Officials say use of harsh detergents, solvents or other chemicals is discouraged when washing oil from clothes or skin.

Health officials said people may detect an odor because of the oil spill. Officials recommend people who suffer symptoms such as lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting or headaches stay indoors and contact a primary care physician if the symptoms get worst.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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My Note –

This is not what the EPA and the CDC sites say, nor what the OSHA site says about this and neither is it what the ASTM site says about these chemicals and specifically about the toxic dispersants being used, the toxic waste in the air from the controlled burns and burning of the natural gas / methane and associated products from the spill siphon as well as PETROLEUM – lookup NIOSH Petroleum and there are results that will come up to go see which explain what the real health dangers are and what to do about them.

This affects children, babies, toddlers, elderly, already disabled people, those in ill health already, those who are not in ill-health already, adults of previously good health, dogs, cats, birds, any animals in fact, and every single person who breathes it in for any length of time over maybe 5 minutes in any significant concentration. The charts showing ozone and fine particulate matter at this site above and from any other source are a lie, because the Particulate Matter 10 (PM10) is the one in the area (that is like diesel exhaust level of particulate matter, soot, ash, things coming out of controlled burn clouds, etc.) and the chemical stew in the air does not qualify as ozone on the instruments being used to measure and record it.

– cricketdiane

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And back to my other search from this result –

http://www.chemicalspill.org/seven.html

Off-Site Consequence Analysis –

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Quick Note –

Wayura Crowe

Wayura Crowe Diane, I love you, but who do u think is going to investigate your page n change the world because of your comments? Get over fixing the world n work on your life. Luvs Sura

2 hours ago

Cricket Diane C Phillips

Thankyou my favorite daughter – that is so nice of you to say since you are interested.
Is there something you need some help with?
I love you and Jasmine bunches. Wayne – well, I guess I love him too.

Your sister is probably up to no good – again. Is that the problem?… See More

Or is there something I’m supposed to be doing with my life to better the world for your lives to have a chance to be in a good place with opportunities you don’t have now?

your mama
– cricketdiane

3 minutes ago

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I had stopped right quick to go over to my email and send out an email to the ample harvest site about placing a how-to prepare card or sheet in with things that are being given out at the food banks like horseradish, artichokes, asparagus, corn on the cob – that can be done in the microwave, rhubarb, etc. because many people aren’t familiar with how to prepare those anymore across all sectors of our economy and once I had sent that off – there was this mention of the daughter saying something on my Facebook wall and how nice to get this comment after all the work I thought would be of some benefit to their lives (I mean, to my children’s lives – and they can never have anything but contempt for it like I should serve my time better sitting here without any of those efforts whatsoever.

Its no wonder I’m crazy and feel like I’m not worth anything 90% of the time with family feedback like I enjoy most of the time, year after year after year after year – no matter what I try to do. Damn, that’s almost worse than the BP stuff, the oil spill terrorizing every future anyone has and the interconnections of these jackass decision-makers who have caused it and what all else has mucked up our economy, around the world. I don’t even know which one is wrong to the greater degree. They are all bad – including my family’s response to take their time, goodwill and efforts and degrade me in the midst of what I am taking my time to do. Twice damn and every other cuss word I can think of in one long sentence . . . )

Damn.

– cricketdiane

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You know – most of the time, I don’t expect my children nor my parents to be proud of me or to even know what I’m doing or the things I’m working on – but at the very least they could just not shoot me down while I’m trying to do it. There isn’t one thing bad in my efforts – what would be better – to accept my position as a crazy person in the state of Georgia’s estimation and sitting quietly by without ever bettering myself at all. To say, since I have no money that I can do nothing to help anyone but to muck about and try to beg of others for something? Is that what I’m supposed to listen to my oldest daughters’ idea and my oldest sons’ ideas of what I’m to be doing? Is that it – that I should be working on what? If not to better the world around me that would help their lives and mine and those of everything and everybody I care about – then what worth would I have really – if I were to die today? What good would I have done with myself and my talents?

Oh – yes, and my apologies for including this in this blog right now – but damn. I can’t help weeping without it stopping to go on and I think I will go take a moment and regroup before starting again. – maybe go play my music on the keyboards / piano until it passes. But, it might now pass. My heart is broken.

– cricketdiane

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I’ll come back after I create some music to express and work through my grief and sorrow. Then, maybe I can think and be of some help again. (I’m so sorry I’m not stronger than this – )

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Back now – there isn’t enough music in the world to fix it this time – although I did create some nifty music I wish I had recorded now – Oh well.

So, since I shared my stupid feelings with the world unexpectedly – I will explain something quickly and that is this –

I don’t like it when someone in my friends close to my elbow, my family at my heart and in my mind all the time, my life companions by love and blood who have been and continue to be my parents – and back when I had them – any of the damn husbands I’ve had under my roof and in my bed – this includes all of them and the statement is – I don’t like it when any of them act as mean and as jabbing as they do and as they have. That is never something I see coming it seems and it also catches me off guard because I want and have wanted to trust them – and, it always hurts.

That’s all – it feels like my insides are simply torn out and rended before the world every single time they do that – and that includes any of them. ANd, I don’t like it.

Up to and including today, just now when it happened to me and I didn’t like it that time either. So, I’ve processed my feelings about it and accessed my expressions of it to convey to others right here right now – and at this time, whether any of them agree with it or think I should just mind my own damn business – I’ll say it this once and no more times – they can all go to hell if they choose – but I’m not going to go there to get them anymore. I’m not going to put up with it anymore either.

There are judgments that I consider noteworthy and to be admired and respected – the whole damn bunch of them including my oldest daughter and oldest sons – just slid off that list. And, that is all I have to say about it – If you didn’t like what you read in the middle of the rest of what I was researching and sharing, then I profoundly apologize, but regular things in my life interrupted and I’m stumbling through dealing with them at the same time to get past them and continue – which I can do.

And two other quick things worth noting before I go on –

1. If I were to die today or tomorrow – this is what I would choose to do with my being, my efforts and my time. And, the only wonder I have to live with when it is all said and done – is God and me. Those two I can’t divorce.

(and)

2. Provided as noted elsewhere, that the bad guys, the selfish bastards and the other greedy snots that can muck up so many things for the rest of us and have done so with all their brilliance, assets, resources, time, connections and talents – and knowledge – I’m here and can do whatever I can with what I have to unmuck it up – and that’s what I’m gonna do. You do whatever the hell you want. That said – I’ll go back to what I was doing.

– cricketdiane

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(Then, and this goes back to the information I was working with before that personal sidetrack – )

http://www.chemicalspill.org/seven.html

Off-Site Consequence Analysis –

Off-Site Consequence

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. UNDERSTANDING THE BEHAVIOR OF SPILLED CHEMICALS
    • VAPOR PRESSURE
    • BOILING POINT
    • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
    • VAPOR DENSITY
    • MOLECULAR WEIGHT
  3. MODELING SPILLS
  4. ALOHA
    • ALOHA’S CALCULATION–THE “FOOTPRINT”
    • OTHER ALOHA INFORMATION
      • Text Summary
      • Source Strength
      • Concentration and Dose Location Calculations
    • ALOHA’S LIMITATIONS
    • ALOHA Information on the Web:
    • OTHER ALOHA INFORMATION
  5. Chemical Illustrations of the “Footprint”
  6. SPECIAL CHEMICAL REACTIONS SOFTWARE
  7. CLEAN AIR ACT RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SOFTWARE

And from this list – I’m going to see –

MODELING SPILLS

And then this one –

UNDERSTANDING THE BEHAVIOR OF SPILLED CHEMICALS

  • VAPOR PRESSURE
  • BOILING POINT
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • VAPOR DENSITY
  • MOLECULAR WEIGHT

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It says – this on the first page –

MODELING SPILLS

Many chemicals behave in somewhat predictable ways when spilled. The way a spill of gases or liquids will disperse can be “modeled.” The chemical spill will tend to dissipate upwards, and to the sides and endpoint of the plume. The rate of upward dissipation depends on whether the chemical is a buoyant gas that rises, or if it is a heavy gas that tends to sink. A spill of a heavy gas will tend to travel further along the surface of the ground while a buoyant gas will tend to rise up and away from the spill site.

Much of the strategy for handling a chemical spill will be to stop the source of more spilling, to cover or absorb the spilled liquids, if any, and to wait for the spilled chemicals to dissipate below unhealthful or flammable concentrations.

hmmm….

http://www.chemicalspill.org/OffSite/modeling.html

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Now the other one –

I saw this on the top bar of the last page and on this one as well – so I will go to it next after this page –

CLEAN AIR ACT RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM


So from this page –

http://www.chemicalspill.org/OffSite/behavior.html

UNDERSTANDING THE BEHAVIOR OF SPILLED CHEMICALS

In order to understand how the impacts of chemical spills can be predicted, some science and chemistry concepts must be examined.

VAPOR PRESSURE

Vapor pressure is the measurement of a particular liquid chemical’s tendency to vaporize. All liquids will evaporate, even thick liquids. Everyone is familiar with the evaporation of liquids like water, gasoline, and the solvents used in paints. When the paint dries, its solvents have all evaporated away, leaving the dry finish. These individual chemicals all evaporate at different rates, and they all have different vapor pressures.

And the vapor pressure for each increases as the temperature goes up. When water is heated closer to its boiling point of 212 F, it evaporates at a faster rate than water at room temperature. The vapor pressure for the water increases as the water gets hotter. Those same paint solvents will dry faster if the paint is warmer. It takes longer for paint to dry in a cold house than a warm house.

Responders should beware of liquids with substantial (large) vapor pressures, which is the primary measure of a chemical’s tendency to vaporize. Some chemicals evaporate faster than others.

Vapor pressure is also the measurement of the pressure exerted on the walls of a container which is partially full of the liquid chemical and free of any other vapor or gas. Higher temperatures cause increases in the vapor pressure. Lower temperatures cause a decrease, and there is a direct relationship between the temperature of any given substance and its vapor pressure. The warmer a liquid is, the more it tends to evaporate.

(Vapor and Fumes are in a way the same thing and in a way – they are not. It would be good to look up what the differences are, my note – cricketdiane)

Vapor pressure is most often expressed in units of millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

As a rule of thumb, the higher the vapor pressure, the further the distance the vapor will disperse. There is a direct relationship between the vapor pressure of an evaporating substance and the maximum concentration that its vapor or gas may achieve when mixed with air in the open environment. In other words, the concentration of the vapors of a spilled chemical will only be so much in the air, and this concentration depends on the vapor pressure of the chemical.

Higher vapor pressures above the surface of a substance require that more molecules of the substance be physically present. Thus, if the vapor pressure of the substance is known, the approximate maximum airborne contaminant concentration it may attain can be calculated. Such concentrations are most commonly expressed in units of percent in air by volume, parts per million parts of air (ppm) by volume, or in milligrams of chemical per cubic meter (mg/m3) of air.

No matter what the vapor pressure of a spilled chemical, it can only evaporate into the air if it is exposed to the air. So limiting the surface of a spilled liquid is a common strategy in responding to a spill of a liquid that is evaporating. Firefighters will dike (push dirt up to form a pool) the area around a tank that is leaking liquid to limit the surface area of the growing pool of liquid. The amount of surface area of a diked pool of liquid is much less than an uncontained spill.

To illustrate this, look at a filled glass of water, and note the small portion of the water that is in direct contact with the air. It is just a fraction of the total amount of the water in the glass that is exposed. If the glass of water is spilled, almost all of the water is exposed to the air, and the water spreads out into a much larger pool. And obviously, it would take longer for the water in the glass to evaporate than the spilled water, because more of the water molecules are exposed to the air.

BOILING POINT

Any liquid will boil at the temperature at which its vapor pressure equals the pressure being exerted by the environment onto the surface of the liquid. This is why water boils at a lower temperature in high elevations. So boiling points are related to the pressure exerted on the chemical.

Liquids in sealed containers (barrels, tanks) will remain as liquids when heated above their normal boiling points although their vapor pressures may become very dangerously high. If heating continues and the pressure is not adequately relieved by a safety device, the pressure and temperature within the tank may eventually rise to the point that some part or all of the container may burst or rupture. Water will boil when heated to the boiling point in an open pan on a stove, but if water is sealed inside a container and heated to its boiling point, the water will cause the container to burst.

This is why firefighters will take steps to cool a tank near a fire–to prevent a violent tank failure. When a tank bursts under this scenario, the liquid tends to vaporize almost instantly, and if flammable, burn almost instantly. One of the dangers associated with a tanker of propane is a BLEVE, Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion. A BLEVE is a catastrophic explosion of a flammable fuel.

If a spilled liquid is in an environment above its boiling point, it will rapidly boil and expand, sometimes explosively. An example of this is Ammonia. Ammonia boils at -28.17 degrees Fahrenheit. If Ammonia spills, there may be a second phase reaction, which can cause a cloud of Ammonia to expand and move very quickly. Ammonia is lighter than air, and once it warms up, it tends to move up and way into the atmosphere.

Often, the available data about a chemical will indicate its boiling point, but, just like water, a chemical in liquid form will evaporate at temperatures far below the boiling point.

ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE

The weight of the air is on everything, and the atmospheric pressure at sea level is more than at the top of a mountain. The weight of the air at sea level has been measured. The atmospheric pressure at sea level is 14.7 pounds per square inch, expressed as psi. This means that for every square inch of surface an object has, there are 14.7 pounds of pressure pushing down.

This sea level pressure is also expressed as one atmosphere. In the United States, the most common relative scale of measurement is in terms of gauge pressure, where a reading of zero matches an absolute pressure of one standard atmosphere. In this system, an absolute pressure of 15.7 psi would be expressed as 1.0 pound per square inch – gauge, or 1.0 psig for short. [15.7 – 14.7 = 1.0] The pressure inside a tank of chemical will be usually expressed in these terms.

Any gas or vapor entering the atmosphere will quickly adjust its volume to achieve a total pressure of the atmosphere it is released in. The vapors from a spill of a chemical in a higher elevation will travel further than one at sea level, all other factors being the same.

(my note – such as the ones in the controlled burning and the burn-off of natural gas / methane that is being done in the Gulf Coast – Gulf of Mexico,) – cricketdiane

A tank of a liquefied gas, when opened to the atmosphere, will spew out many times the original volume of the tank. Unless the tank is sealed, the liquefied gas will escape as a gas until the pressure of the atmosphere outside the tank is the same as inside the tank. A tank of propane, when emptied directly into the air, will still contain propane, but the pressure of the the remaining propane will be at the same atmospheric pressure as the outside air.

To illustrate how gases behave when they escape from opened containers, open a bottle of a carbonated beverage. When one is opened, bubbles of carbon dioxide are seen forming and rising to the surface. Before opening the bottle, the carbon dioxide was dissolved into the liquid under pressure. When the bottle is opened, the pressure is released, and the carbon dioxide is seen escaping. If a person shook the bottle before opening, the carbon dioxide will escape more rapidly, spraying the liquid quite a distance. There is no way to look at the bottle of carbonated beverage and tell if it has been shook up or not. When modeling what a plume from a tank of chemicals might be, these same uncertainties are present.

When a tank of liquids vents gases into the outside atmosphere, the tank of liquids itself is cooled. This lowers the vapor pressure of the liquid in the tank, and may significantly slow the release of the gases from the tank. It also creates a special hazard because the leak may be more difficult to detect.

VAPOR DENSITY

Chemicals have different molecular formulas and makeup. Vapor density is the ratio of the density of a pure gas or vapor to the density of air. Vapors or gases with a vapor density less than air tend to float above the air, moving up and away from the spilled chemical and the ground. This is just like oil floating on water because oil is less dense than water. Vapors or gases with a vapor density higher than air tend to sink and move along the ground. When the vapor density is close to that of air, the behavior can be more unpredictable, but is treated as if the gas is heavier than air.

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

The molecular weight of a chemical depends on what elements make up its chemical formula. The molecular weight will vastly influence the behavior of a spilled chemical, including vapor pressure. The heavier the molecule of a chemical that is evaporating, the slower it will be to evaporate and float away. The heavier the molecules, the more likely they will be to move along the ground rather than upwards.

http://www.chemicalspill.org/OffSite/behavior.html

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I think this part is really important in relationship to petrochemicals, and petroleum crude in particular –

“The heavier the molecule of a chemical that is evaporating, the slower it will be to evaporate and float away. The heavier the molecules, the more likely they will be to move along the ground rather than upwards.”

The next thing – I’m going to that other page –

CLEAN AIR ACT RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SOFTWARE

http://www.chemicalspill.org/OffSite/clean.html

Another air dispersion modeling program is available. It is RMP Comp, which was designed to help facilities required to file Risk Management Plans required by the Clean Air Act 112r Program. This software can be downloaded from: http://www.epa.gov/ceppo/tools/rmp-comp/rmp-comp.html

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(And this one – which I think is the most critical to have at this point – )

SPECIAL CHEMICAL REACTIONS SOFTWARE

http://www.chemicalspill.org/OffSite/special.html

To help responders, who often face situations where more than one chemical may be involved in a spill scenario, the Chemical Reactivity Worksheet has been developed. It can be found on the web at: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/chemaids.html, or at http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/chemaids/react.html. This can be downloaded from the Internet. It includes a database of reactivity information for more than 4,000 common hazardous chemicals. The database includes information about the special hazards of each chemical and about whether a chemical reacts with air, water, or other materials. It also includes a way for you to virtually “mix” chemicals to find out what dangers could arise from accidental mixing.

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“More than 5 Trillion dollars have been wiped out of the markets in the last month – ” bloomberg anchor just now – 12.01 am – midnite ET – and the markets across Asia are dropping again  – not a surprise, my note.

Next I’m going to the two sites from NOAA listed above to see if they are still active and find out what they are like –

Looks like a bunch of bouncing nonsense – Nikkei 225 – down 2.49% – well, there you go.

– cricketdiane

It’s now 05-21-10 in the place where I live –

Always good to know – bloomberg is getting graphic again.

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Next here –

http://www.chemicalspill.org/OffSite/special.html

Which yields this –

small noaa logo Home | Emergency Response | Responding to Chemical Spills
Information to support effective and safe responses to chemical spills in the coastal environment.
Featured: Software & Data Sets Publications Web Portals
Chemical Spills: A Guided Tour Learn about hazardous chemical spills and some of the NOAA software that emergency responders use to assess spills and protect the public.
End-of-Decade Spill Summary Some of the memorable response efforts that OR&R has participated in during the past decade.
Guided Tours
Learn about oil spills, chemical releases, hazardous waste sites, and some of the NOAA software and systems that emergency responders use to protect the public and sensitive environments.
OR&R Media Archive Media coverage of NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) prior to 1995.
The Emergency Response Division (ERD) Role in OR&R OR&R’s Emergency Response Division (ERD), formerly Hazardous Materials Response Division (HAZMAT), supports emergency response and restoration activities for oil and hazardous chemical spills, provides preparedness aids for response communities, and offers training on the scientific aspects of oil and chemical spill response.
 Training for Emergency Responders and Planners Training classes, as well as self-study units, for emergency responders, planners, and other interested people.
Workshops for Emergency Responders and Planners Workshops offered to spill response professionals in local, state, and federal governments and industry.


Software & Data Sets supporting Responding to Chemical Spills Pages on our site that provide access to software created by the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) to aid first responders, planners, and restoration practitioners.
A small version of the ALOHA icon. ALOHA
Modeling program that estimates hazards (toxicity, flammability, thermal radiation, and overpressure) after a chemical release.
ALOHA Arc Tools
Tools you can download to import an ALOHA threat zone into ArcView 3.x or ArcMap 8.x or 9.x.
ALOHA’s Limitations
Even when you provide the best input values possible, ALOHA (like any model) can be unreliable in certain situations, and it cannot model some types of releases at all.
Ask Dr. ALOHA
List of articles about ALOHA. Articles include discussions of key program features and sample ALOHA scenarios.
 CAMEO
Database application that includes several modules (such as Contacts and Facilities) to assist with data management requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
Sketch of several chemical vials. CAMEO Chemicals
Database of hazardous chemical datasheets that emergency responders and planners can use to get response recommendations and predict hazards. Available in online and downloadable versions.
CAMEO Chemicals Development History
Brief history of the changes made in each release of the program.
Small image of a chemical responder in protective gear. CAMEO Software Suite Programs
List of CAMEO software suite programs that are designed to help people prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.
CAMEO Toolkit
Tools and information for CAMEO, ALOHA, and MARPLOT users, including frequently asked questions, help aids, and links to Web resources.
CAMEO Training
Information about CAMEO training, the instructor certification program, and schools that are using CAMEO programs to teach students about emergency response and planning.
icon for chemical reactivity worksheet. Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW)
CRW is a free program you can use to find out about the reactivity of substances and mixtures of substances.
Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW) FAQ
Answers to questions about development, updating, installing, and using the Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW).
CRW Development History
Brief history of the changes made in each release of the Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW).
CRW Toolkit
Resources for Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW) users.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ALOHA
Questions and answers about the ALOHA hazard modeling software that is part of the CAMEO software suite.
Get ESI Maps and GIS Data
Find out how to order or download ESI maps and GIS data.
Levels of Concern
In ALOHA, an LOC is a threshold value of a hazard (toxicity, flammability, thermal radiation, or overpressure); it’s usually the value above which a threat to people or property may exist. For example, toxic LOCs (such as AEGLs, ERPGs, TEELs, and IDLHs) tell you what level of exposure to a chemical could be harmful if you breathe it in for a period of time.
A small version of the MARPLOT icon. MARPLOT
Overview of MARPLOT, CAMEO’s mapping program.
People Using CAMEO
Discussion of some of the ways people use CAMEO.
Public Exposure Guidelines
Overview of AEGLs, ERPGs, and TEELs and how ALOHA uses these public exposure guidelines as Levels of Concern when modeling a toxic chemical release.
RMP*Comp
Overview of RMP*Comp, a program that helps chemical facilities that fall under the Risk Management Planning (RMP) rule complete their required offsite consequence analysis.
Threat Zones and Other Output
Discussion of output from the ALOHA hazard model: threat zone plot, text summary, threat at a point, and source strength.
A small version of the Tier2 Submit icon. Tier2 Submit
Overview of Tier2 Submit, a software program developed to provide assistance to people who file Tier II reports under EPCRA. Tier2 Submit is fully compatible with CAMEO.
Updating the CRW Database Without Deleting Your Custom Chemicals
If you have added custom chemicals to the CRW, this procedure will allow you to update to the database without deleting your custom chemicals or your saved mixtures.
Working with ALOHA
Brief explanation of how ALOHA helps you get the hazard model information you need quickly during an emergency response.
Workplace Exposure Limits
These limits (such as IDLHs, TLVs, PELs, and RELs) are intended to protect workers from excessive exposure to toxic chemicals in the workplace.
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Publications about Responding to Chemical Spills Pages on our site that provide access to publications containing scientific information, field guides, and other material.
 An FOSC’s Guide to NOAA Scientific Support
A guidebook for oil and chemical spill responders, describing the products and services that the NOAA Scientific Support Team (SST) can provide to Federal On-Scene Coordinators (FOSCs).
Fact Sheets: ERD Products and Services
Download one-page fact sheets about the products and services that OR&R’s Emergency Response Division (ERD) provides.
• view all Publications about Emergency Response• top


Web Portals to sites about Responding to Chemical Spills Pages on our site that provide information about and access to Web sites of closely-related agencies and programs.
Sketch of several chemical vials. CAMEO Chemicals Web Portal
Use the online version of CAMEO Chemicals to search for hazardous chemical datasheets, get response recommendations, and find out how chemicals would react if they mixed.
CO-OPS and NDBC IOOS Web Portal
An oceanographic observation Web portal for the exchange of information for NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) and National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) IOOS participants.
 EPA CAMEO Web Site
A CAMEO program Web site developed by EPA and NOAA to facilitate the use of CAMEO and to offer online technical support.
Office of Coast Survey: Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
The Office of Coast Survey’s Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (MMAP) develop, improve, and apply analytical methods and numerical techniques for the analysis, simulation, and real-time forecasting of oceanographic, atmospheric, and water quality parameters.
• view all Web Portals to sites about Emergency ResponseRevised April 5, 2010 |
Web site owner: Office of Response and Restoration | NOAA’s Ocean Service | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | US Department of Commerce | USA.gov

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My Note –

What else you wanna know – that looks like it has just about everything –

Hmmm…..

I think I will go back to the research about BP and its social footprint again right quick before getting too far into the chemical hazards modeling analysis and chemical combinations analysis modeling information – although I’m definitely going to get it over into my other computer and will probably go ahead and access to the other computer while continuing on this one . . .

– cricketdiane

Going to the tab with Royal Bank of Scotland muckety map open and then back from there to the ex-BP chairman Peter Sutherland and his “friends” –

http://www.muckety.com/Royal-Bank-of-Scotland-Group-plc/5003298.muckety

and here is the NOAA site with the Chemical Reactivity worksheet –

from this –

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/chemaids/react.html

which ended up being this –

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/type_subtopic_entry.php?RECORD_KEY%28entry_subtopic_type%29=entry_id,subtopic_id,type_id&entry_id%28entry_subtopic_type%29=328&subtopic_id%28entry_subtopic_type%29=3&type_id%28entry_subtopic_type%29=3

Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW)

Two derailed tank cars lie close together.

The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW) is a free program you can use to find out about the reactivity of substances or mixtures of substances (reactivity is the tendency of substances to undergo chemical change).

It includes:

  • a database of reactivity information for more than 5,000 common hazardous chemicals;
  • a way for you to virtually “mix” chemicals–like the chemicals in the derailed tank cars above–to find out what dangers could arise from accidental mixing.

The database includes information about the intrinsic hazards of each chemical and about whether a chemical reacts with air, water, or other materials. It also includes case histories on specific chemical incidents, with references.

Version 2.0.2 of the Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (“CRW 2.0”) was released on March 20, 2009, and includes the new features described below.

Important note for those using versions prior to version 2.0.2: If you have custom chemicals in your CRW, follow these instructions to upgrade to CRW 2.0.2.

New Features of the CRW

  • CRW 2.0 has a new FileMaker Runtime user interface, which makes it compatible with the latest computer operating systems.
  • Because some facilities store custom or proprietary chemicals that are not included in the CRW’s chemical database, CRW 2.0 allows you to build a “Custom Chemical Database” containing all the materials that are present at your particular facility. This allows you to create records containing pertinent reactive hazard information for those chemicals. In addition, you can update the CRW’s standard chemical database without affecting your custom chemical data.
  • For any given mixture for which gases are predicted, CRW 2.0 presents the potential gaseous products, along with literature citations for those gases.
  • For many of the predicted hazards, full literature citations are provided. The documentation is presented as a brief summary, with the citation for those who want to read the full description of the reported reaction.
  • Water has been added to the CRW 2.0 available substances, and can be added to any chemical mixture by clicking a button on the Reactivity Worksheet window.

The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet, showing the location of the buttons for Mixture Documentation, Add Custom Chemicals, and Add Water.
Click the Add Custom Chemicals button to add custom or proprietary chemicals to the CRW. Click the Mixture Documentation tab to view literature citations for the reactive group pairs in the mixture. Click the Add Water button to add water to a mixture and see general predictions about how the chemicals in the mixture would react with water.

All versions of the CRW were developed by the Chemical Reactivity Team at the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), National Ocean Service, NOAA, in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).

Download/Install

(for the Chemical Reactivity Worksheet found on this NOAA site page)

Questions and Comments

More Information

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http://www.muckety.com/Royal-Bank-of-Scotland-Group-plc/5003298.muckety

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Business sector:
commercial banks
Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc financial information:

People related to Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc:

Lawrence K. Fish – director
Peter Sutherland – board member
John L. Walker – attorney

Other current Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc relationships:

RBS America – subsidiary
Virgin Money – bidder for bank branches

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc past relationships:

Fred A. Goodwin – group chief executive
Muckety map information sources include:
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
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My Note –
Going back a page from this toward the page on ex-Chairman of BP, Peter Sutherland – (who you will find on this RBS listing as a board member) maybe he had been – don’t know from this – of course, he still may be there –
– cricketdiane
Back a page in my browser on this tab – goes here –

http://www.muckety.com/Peter-Sutherland/3525.muckety

Now, I know this is probably above somewhere in this post already – but I want to repost it and follow some trails through it to see who all has been running this show – far from where I live . . .

Peter Sutherland

Gender: Male

Peter Sutherland current relationships:

European Institute – director
Federal Trust – president
Trilateral Commission – European chairman
World Economic Forum – foundation board member
World Trade Organization – founding director-general

Peter Sutherland past relationships:

Allied Irish Banks – chairman
BP p.l.c. – chairman
GATT – director general
Ireland – attorney general
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from CNN –

What is naked short selling?

Germany just made that prohibited a couple days ago – in the middle of the night here. And this one which has been ongoing –

Wall Street reform fails test

There is a very nifty Fareed Zakaria with Timothy Geithner for an entire hour recently – a transcript can be found on CNN transcripts – I’ll grab the day when they had it right quick from my other computer – its on an open doc right now anyway –

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1004/25/fzgps.01.html

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS

Interview With Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Did Goldman Sachs Break the Law?

Aired April 25, 2010 – 10:00   ET

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Just found a very interesting article on UK Telegraph on my other computer – from May 15, 2010 – it has a statement from Tony Hayward, BPs chief exec about the toxic dispersants and the response of the Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries – about his disappointment that they wouldn’t listen to him (nor in fact would they listen to the Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal, nor to the fishermen and their trade group representing them, nor to environmentalists, scientist, concerned international partners nor anyone else – only to BP and whatever they wanted and so that’s how they did it.)

I’m watching some really scary Dracula movie on the tele now – called Dracula’s Guest, I think it was. Might need popcorn.

Might need a bed to climb under and hide –

Might need to put on a different movie . . .

– cricketdiane

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Okay – I turned on another light in the living room so it isn’t so scary and put in a baked potato instead of popcorn – that’s handled – now what –

Back to the list about Mr. BP – on this computer and then I have to change computers so I can add the UK Telegraph story – two paragraphs from May 15 and open the Chemical Reactivity Worksheet and the other Off-site Consequences Analysis site from NOAA into that computer from my post and download information there instead of in this computer which is almost always buggared cause it needs a new computer driven up under it –

So, from this I have –

http://www.muckety.com/Peter-Sutherland/3525.muckety

and going back one page –
I had a google search open here and wanted to grab one thing out of the list I had seen then I’ll go back to the Sutherland Muckety Map and open the link to the other associations he has – including the Goldman Sachs International – and the World Economic Forum, World Trade Organization ones –
see who he shares these boards with –

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=Peter+Sutherland+muckety+map

Trilateral Commisson meet in Dublin – Indymedia Ireland

May 7, 2010 Map relationships among people and organizations: http://www.muckety.com/Peter

Sutherland/3525.muckety. just some of Sutherland’s Globaist
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/96573
My Note –
_ although what it tells me is that I need to go over to the European Union site and access some information about the Trilateral Commissions last meetings and their other influence lately –
– cricketdiane
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From that page – they have met since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster was looming and since the Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s and financial reform investigations in the Senate and Congressional Committees have happened. Hmmm….

Trilateral Commisson meet in Dublin

category international | rights and freedoms | news report author Friday May 07, 2010 23:29author by Patricia McKenna – Peoples’ Movementauthor email pmmckenna at eircom dot net Report this post to the editors

Trilateral Commission meet in Dublin for the first time

As the Trilateral Commission meet in Ireland this weekend political campaigners have made a call on for the media report on the issue and let us the public know what is going on there – and most of all who is attending this behind closed doors meeting which is being kept secret and protected at taxpayers expense.

The public in Ireland need to know about the Trilaterial Commission Meeting in Ireland. This is a public interest story that need exposure somewhere.

Trilateral Commission AGM in Ireland
Existentialist 2010-05-06 19:49
Trilateral Commission AGM in Dublin from 7th – 9th May 2010

This gathering of about 400 merits a demo because it will consist of some of the business leaders and academic friends of big business and bankers who are spreading financial meltdown to Europe, and most likely to Ireland. It hosts people like war criminal Henry Kissinger. Does anyone know where they are likely to meet in Dublin?

For more info about the Trilateral Commission goto:
www.trilateral.org/about.htm

So, going back to the next page again –

European Institute

People related to European Institute:

Jacqueline Grapin – president

Peter Sutherland – director

Jacqueline Grapin current relationships:

Aspen Institute – lifetime trustee
European Institute – president

Peter Sutherland current relationships:

European Institute – director
Federal Trust – president
Trilateral Commission – European chairman
World Economic Forum – foundation board member
World Trade Organization – founding director-general

Peter Sutherland past relationships:

Allied Irish Banks – chairman
BP p.l.c. – chairman
GATT – director general
Ireland – attorney general

http://www.muckety.com/European-Institute/5002652.muckety

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(and this one – )

European Institute of Public Administration

People related to European Institute of Public Administration:

Peter Sutherland – chairman

http://www.muckety.com/European-Institute-of-Public-Administration/5003249.muckety

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Federal Trust

People related to Federal Trust:

Peter Sutherland – president

http://www.muckety.com/Federal-Trust/5003254.muckety

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Goldman Sachs International – chairman

Goldman Sachs International

People related to Goldman Sachs International:

Segun Aganga – managing director
Jean-Luc Biamonti – managing director
Antonio Borges – vice chairman
Brian Griffiths – international adviser
Richard H. Powers – managing director
Peter Sutherland – chairman
Fabrice Tourre – executive director

Other current Goldman Sachs International relationships:

Goldman Sachs International past relationships:

Eugene D. Atkinson – chairman
Joshua B. Bolten – executive director
Robert D. Hormats – vice chairman
Simon M. Robertson – managing director
Muckety map information sources include:
BusinessWeek
Muckety draws information from thousands of sources. For a list of primary government and news sites, see our Sources page.

http://www.muckety.com/Goldman-Sachs-International/5003259.muckety

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Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Business sector:
commercial banks
Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc financial information:

People related to Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc:

Lawrence K. Fish – director
Peter Sutherland – board member
John L. Walker – attorney

Other current Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc relationships:

RBS America – subsidiary
Virgin Money – bidder for bank branches

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc past relationships:

Fred A. Goodwin – group chief executive
Muckety map information sources include:
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

http://www.muckety.com/Royal-Bank-of-Scotland-Group-plc/5003298.muckety

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Trilateral Commission

People related to Trilateral Commission:

Erik Belfrage – executive committee member
C. Fred Bergsten – executive committee member
Georges Berthoin – executive committee member
Harold Brown – trustee
Richard Conroy – member
Bill Emmott – member
Martin S. Feldstein – director
Thomas S. Foley – executive committee member
David Gergen – member
Allan E. Gotlieb – North American deputy chairman
Carla A. Hills – executive committee member
Karen Elliott House – executive committee member
James A. Johnson – member
Barbara Judge – member
Charles R. Kaye – member
Klaus Kleinfeld – member
Yotaro Kobayashi – Pacific Asia chairman
Indra K. Nooyi – executive committee member
Joseph S. Nye Jr. – North American chairman
Shijuro Ogata – Pacific Asian deputy chairman
Andrzej Olechowski – European deputy chairman
H. Onno Ruding – member
Brent Scowcroft – member
Peter Sutherland – European chairman
Paul A. Volcker – executive committee member

Trilateral Commission past relationships:

Han Sung-Joo – Pacific Asian deputy chairman
Paul A. Volcker – chairman

http://www.muckety.com/Trilateral-Commission/5001868.muckety

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United Nations Industrial Development Organisation

People related to United Nations Industrial Development Organisation:

Peter Sutherland – goodwill ambassador

Other current United Nations Industrial Development Organisation relationships:

global economy – works with developing nations
United Nations – affiliate

http://www.muckety.com/United-Nations-Industrial-Development-Organisation/5003323.muckety

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World Economic Forum

People related to World Economic Forum:

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe – foundation board member
Michael S. Dell – foundation board member
Jose Maria Figueres – managing director
Jack M. Greenberg – council member
Klaus Schwab – executive chairman & founder
Peter Sutherland – foundation board member

World Economic Forum past relationships:

John H. Bryan – meeting co-chair
Maria Livanos Cattaui – managing director
Paul L. Sagan – senior adviser

http://www.muckety.com/World-Economic-Forum/5002212.muckety

My Note –

I found an interesting thing under this one –

Jose Maria Figueres – managing director

Jose Maria Figueres current relationships:

Carbon War Room – board member
World Economic Forum – managing director

Jose Maria Figueres past relationships:

Costa Rica – president

http://www.muckety.com/Jose-Maria-Figueres/86295.muckety

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This one –

Carbon War Room

People related to Carbon War Room:

Richard Branson – co-founder
Craig M. Cogut – co-founder
Jose Maria Figueres – board member
Jack D. Hidary – board member
Boudewijn Poelmann – co-founder
George Polk – board member
Marc Porat – board member
Jigar Shah – board member

http://www.muckety.com/Carbon-War-Room/5074979.muckety

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Going back to the list about Mr. BP –

World Trade Organization

People related to World Trade Organization:

Pascal Lamy – director-general
Peter Sutherland – founding director-general

Other current World Trade Organization relationships:

global economy – international trade forum
United Nations – affiliate

World Trade Organization past relationships:

Linnet F. Deily – U.S. ambassador

http://www.muckety.com/World-Trade-Organization/5022678.muckety

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found another interesting one –

Linnet F. Deily – U.S. ambassador

Linnet F. Deily

Linnet F. Deily
Gender: Female
Age in 2010: 64
Linnet F. Deily lives and/or works in
Houston, TX.
Biographical information:
Linnet F. Deily was a deputy U.S. trade representative and U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization from 2001 to June 2005.

She was vice chairman of Charles Schwab Corporation from 2000 until 2001. She was previously president of the Schwab Retail Group from 1998 until 2000 and president of Schwab Institutional Services for Investment Managers from 1996 until 1998.

— Bio source: SEC proxy statements

Financial information:
As an officer, director and/or owner of publicly traded securities, Linnet F. Deily has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission.    >> See filings

Linnet F. Deily current relationships:

Chevron Corp. – director

Linnet F. Deily past relationships:

Alcatel-Lucent – director
Charles Schwab Corporation – vice chairman
First Interstate Bank of Texas – chairman & president & CEO
Lucent Technologies – director
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – deputy trade representative
World Trade Organization – U.S. ambassador
Linnet F. Deily campaign contributions:
(Donations of $3,000 or more during 2007-2008 cycle)
KPAC – $5,000 on 3/19/2007

http://www.muckety.com/Linnet-F-Deily/4587.muckety

Muckety map information sources include:
Securities and Exchange Commission
Muckety draws information from thousands of sources. For a list of primary government and news sites, see our Sources page.
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Now isn’t that interesting?
And then back to the list and let me see what was that other thing I found on there –

Peter Sutherland past relationships:

Allied Irish Banks – chairman
BP p.l.c. – chairman
GATT – director general
Ireland – attorney general

http://www.muckety.com/Peter-Sutherland/3525.muckety

Allied Irish Banks

Business sector:
commercial banks
Allied Irish Banks financial information:

Allied Irish Banks past relationships:

Peter Sutherland – chairman
Muckety map information sources include:
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

http://www.muckety.com/Allied-Irish-Banks/5003206.muckety

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My Note –

Just since I’m having such an intimate day with this today inadvertently – I finished my tater and decided that the movie of Dracula’s Guest had to go – though I think maybe nearly the whole thing played and it never was right. So, I’m watching Bloomberg again, and a show about Hillbillies with Billy Ray Cyrus on the History International Channel and the other computer has already downloaded that software for the chemical reactivity worksheet – if my computer will work with it – since I have Windows 7 on it – that may or may not work – I might have to take some stuff off this computer and put it over here. And, I have the other window open there also with the NOAA chemical spills info which is listed about midway through this post above –

– cricketdiane

And so, back to the rest of Mr. BP –

good – stuff about making moonshine on the history channel – that’s good.

We might need that when the oil companies get ugly. Well, never mind they are already ugly – ooh there’s Maggie Valley in N.C. where I lived for awhile and near there for a couple years – hmmm… its still pretty there.

BP p.l.c. – chairman

BP p.l.c.

Business sector:
petroleum refining
BP p.l.c. financial information:
As a federal contractor, BP p.l.c. provides the following goods and/or services to the government:
· liquid propellants and fuels, petroleum base.
Find federal contracts for BP p.l.c. (USAspending.gov)

People related to BP p.l.c.:

Paul M. Anderson – director
Antony Burgmans – director
Cynthia B. Carroll – director
William M. Castell – director
Iain Conn – director
George A.L. David – director
Ian E.L. Davis – director
Robert W. Dudley – director
Douglas J. Flint – director
Byron E. Grote – director
Tony Hayward – CEO, director
Andy Inglis – director
DeAnne Julius – director
Todd Palin – part-time employee

Other current BP p.l.c. relationships:

2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill – operator of oil rig
Amoco Corporation – acquirer
BP America Inc. – subsidiary
BP Exploration – subsidiary
Deepwater Horizon – operator
Macondo oil field – partner in developing

BP p.l.c. past relationships:

E. John Browne – group chief executive
John H. Bryan – director
Rodney F. Chase – deputy CEO
Erroll B. Davis Jr. – director
Robert B. Horton – chairman
Walter E. Massey – director
Ian Prosser – deputy chairman
Peter Sutherland – chairman
Scott D. Urban – group VP
Muckety map information sources include:
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

http://www.muckety.com/BP-p-l-c/5000272.muckety

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My Note –

After the Whiskey Rebellion – the moonshiners were making 90,000 gallons a day – can you imagine?

Productive bunch.

– cricketdiane

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Found another interesting one -(from the BP list above of past relations.)

Rodney F. Chase – deputy CEO

Rodney F. Chase

Rodney F. Chase
Gender: Male
Age in 2010: 66
Financial information:
As an officer, director and/or owner of publicly traded securities, Rodney F. Chase has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission.    >> See filings

Rodney F. Chase current relationships:

Nalco Holding Co. – director
Petrofac Ltd. – chairman
Tesco Plc – deputy chairman
Tesoro Corp. – director

Rodney F. Chase past relationships:

BP p.l.c. – deputy CEO
Lehman Brothers Ltd. – senior adviser
Muckety map information sources include:
Securities and Exchange Commission

http://www.muckety.com/Rodney-F-Chase/8688.muckety

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European Commission

People related to European Commission:

Other current European Commission relationships:

European Union – executive body
Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption (2010) – studying impact on European economies

European Commission past relationships:

Peter Sutherland – member

http://www.muckety.com/European-Commission/5003238.muckety

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My Note –

I took a look at this one and it is very interesting who its members are – you might want to check it out sometime –

International Carbon Action Partnership – member

But to stay with the Peter Sutherland list of past relationships –

GATT

GATT past relationships:

Peter Sutherland – director general

http://www.muckety.com/GATT/5003258.muckety

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Ireland

People related to Ireland:

Mary McAleese – president
Daniel M. Rooney – U.S. ambassador

Other current Ireland relationships:

European Union – member state
eurozone – participating country
International Monetary Fund – member country
Kyoto Protocol – party
World Bank – member country
World Health Organization – member country

Ireland past relationships:

Erskine H. Childers (deceased) – president
Walter J.P. Curley – U.S.. ambassador
Richard J. Egan (deceased) – U.S. ambassador
Thomas C. Foley – U.S. ambassador
Raymond R. Guest (deceased) – U.S. ambassador
Margaret M. Heckler – U.S. ambassador
James C. Kenny – U.S. ambassador
Mary Robinson – president
Jean Kennedy Smith – U.S. ambassador
Peter Sutherland – attorney general
William H. Taft III (deceased) – ambassador, U.S. ambassador

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Muckety map information sources include:
International Monetary Fund

http://www.muckety.com/Ireland/5003269.muckety

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Jean Kennedy Smith – U.S. ambassador – (from above list)

ean Kennedy Smith

Muckety news stories featuring Jean Kennedy Smith
At the funeral of brother Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Saturday, Jean Kennedy Smith was praised as a sister everyone in the world would love to have in (her) devotion.
August 30, 2009

Jean Kennedy Smith personal relations:

Edward M. Kennedy (deceased) – sister
John F. Kennedy (deceased) – sister
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (deceased) – brother
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (deceased) – daughter
Kathleen Agnes Kennedy (deceased) – sister
Robert F. Kennedy (deceased) – sister
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (deceased) – daughter
Rose Marie Kennedy (deceased) – sister
Patricia Kennedy Lawford (deceased) – sister
Eunice Kennedy Shriver (deceased) – sister
Amanda Mary Smith – daughter
Kym Maria Smith – daughter

Other current Jean Kennedy Smith relationships:

Kennedy Center – trustee
VSA Arts – founder

Jean Kennedy Smith past relationships:

Ireland – U.S. ambassador
Muckety map information sources include:
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum ; New York Times ; New Yorker

http://www.muckety.com/Jean-Kennedy-Smith/1879.muckety

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That wasn’t from the same time period in all likelihood – it was just interesting.

my note – cricketdiane

I’m going to go take a bath and then see about checking my email and come back to this in a little while – this has given me a lot of ideas – Oh yeah – before I do that I want to get one other thing to add to this –

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Peter Sutherland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peter Sutherland

In office
1 July 1993 – 1 May 1995
Preceded by Arthur Dunkel as Director-General of the GATT
Succeeded by Renato Ruggiero

Born 25 April 1946 (1946-04-25) (age 64)
Nationality Irish

Peter Denis Sutherland, Honorary KCMG (born 25 April 1946) is an international businessman and former Attorney General of Ireland, associated with the Fine Gael party (part of the Christian Democrat bloc). He is a barrister by profession, and is also Senior Counsel at the Irish Bar. He is also known for serving in a variety of business and political roles.

Son of the late William “Billy” Sutherland, an insurance broker, Peter Sutherland was educated at Gonzaga College, a Jesuit day school in Dublin and then studied law at University College Dublin. He played prop forward for the UCD rugby team and was club captain, a role he later filled at Landsdowne Football Club, before retiring from the sport in his mid-20s. He remains an active member of Lansdowne F.C.

After UCD, he studied at the King’s Inns in Dublin and was called to the Bar in 1969 and practiced until 1981 when, aged 34, he was the youngest Attorney General of Ireland. He served under two Governments led by Garret FitzGerald. He also advised the FitzGerald government on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland which introduced a constitutional ban on abortion, though Sutherland opposed the wording on grounds that it was ambiguous and unclear.

He was appointed to the European Commission in 1985 and had responsibility for competition policy and, later, also for education. He has said that he was especially pleased to have helped to establish the ERASMUS programme (European Regional Action Scheme for Mobility of University Students) that allows European University students to study in other member states.

He was the youngest ever European Commissioner and served in the first Delors Commission, where he played a crucial role in opening up competition across Europe, particularly the airline, telecoms, and energy sectors. Subsequently he was Director General of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (now the World Trade Organisation). Later Mickey Kantor, the US Trade Minister, credited him with being the father of globalization and said that without him there would have been no WTO.The Uruguay round of global trade talks, concluded in 1994 with Sutherland as chair of GATT, produced the biggest trade agreement in history and established the World Trade Organisation.

He is non-executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (a registered UK broker-dealer, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs). He was previously non-executive chairman of BP and was a director of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group until he was asked to leave the board when it had to be taken over by the UK government to avoid bankruptcy. He also formerly served on the board of ABB.

He is on the steering committee of the Bilderberg Group , a chairman of the Trilateral Commission[1] and vice chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists.[2]

He is a member of the Comite d’Honneur of the Institute of European Affairs, and an Honorary President of the European Movement Ireland.[3]

Peter Sutherland (left) speaking with Garret FitzGerald (centre) and Will Hutton (right), at the Institute of European Affairs in Dublin in 2006.

He was appointed as a member of the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Council of International Advisers in the years of 1998–2005.[4]

He is President of the Federal Trust for Education and Research, a British think tank. He is Chairman of The Ireland Fund of Great Britain, part of The Ireland Funds.[5] He is a member of the advisory council of Business for New Europe, a British pro-European think-tank.[6]

In 2005, he was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.[7] In Spring 2006 he was appointed Chair of London School of Economics Council commencing in 2008.[8]

Peter Sutherland also serves on the International Advisory Board of IESE,[9] the eminent graduate business school of the prestigious Spanish university, the University of Navarra.

In January 2006, he was appointed by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan as his Special Representative for Migration. In this position, he was responsible for promoting the establishment of a Global Forum on Migration and Development, a state-led effort open to all UN members that is meant to help governments better understand how migration can benefit their development goals. The Global Forum was acclaimed by UN Member States at the UN High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, in September 2006, and will be launched in Brussels in July 2007.

On 5 December 2006, he was appointed as Consultor of the Extraordinary Section of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (a financial adviser to the Vatican).[10]

On 22 January 2010 he said while in Dublin that Ireland should have fewer universities.[11][12][13]

2010 interview

It was revealed that In summer 2009, during a holiday, one of his children noticed a swelling on his throat while they sat on a beach. Within a week he was back home in London undergoing a major operation. Sutherland had an operation for throat cancer in August 2009 and following the operation he underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy.[14]

For Sutherland, a Europhile, the worst part about his illness was missing the “mortal combat” of fighting for the Yes vote in the second Lisbon referendum.

Sutherland visited Brian Lenihan to tell him what a great job he thought he was doing and to say that Lenihan had the potential to be one of the great taoisigh of the 21st century. Lenihan was taken aback, he says. Sutherland believes Ireland failed in economic terms over most of the past four decades with the exception of a “sparkling period” from 1994 to 2002 when the State took advantage of EU changes freeing up the movement of goods, capital and services across Europe.[15]

Outside banking, Sutherland in early 2010 finished a 13-year stint as chairman of BP, Europe’s largest oil company. At one point during his tenure, the company was valued on the stock market at £236 billion (it is currently worth about £120 billion) and was making £42 million a day in profits.[16]

He was twice offered the job of UN High Commissioner for Refugees by Kofi Annan, a fact, he says, that he has never disclosed publicly before, but he declined both times due to other commitments. He cites his work at GATT and the introduction of the Erasmus student exchange programme when he briefly held the education portfolio at the Commission in 1986 as his two most rewarding achievements.[17]

The next stage of his career Surtherland disclosed that he has decided to join three boards – at German insurer Allianz; Koc Holdings, Turkey’s largest conglomerate; and a Chinese shipping company.[18]

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Sutherland

He is non-executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (a registered UK broker-dealer, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs). He was previously non-executive chairman of BP and was a director of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group until he was asked to leave the board when it had to be taken over by the UK government to avoid bankruptcy. He also formerly served on the board of ABB.

He is on the steering committee of the Bilderberg Group , a chairman of the Trilateral Commission[1] and vice chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists.[2]

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City,_Texas

Texas City, Texas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

City of Texas City
—  City

Location of Texas City, Texas

Coordinates: 29°24′0″N 94°56′2″W / 29.4°N 94.93389°W / 29.4; -94.93389Coordinates: 29°24′0″N 94°56′2″W / 29.4°N 94.93389°W / 29.4; -94.93389
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Galveston
Area
– Total 167.2 sq mi (433.1 km2)
– Land 62.4 sq mi (161.5 km2)
– Water 104.9 sq mi (271.6 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2000)
– Total 41,521
– Density 665.7/sq mi (257.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
– Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77590-77592
Area code(s) 409
FIPS code 48-72392[1]
GNIS feature ID 1376420[2]

Texas City is a city in Galveston county in the U.S. state of Texas within the the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The city’s population was 41,521 at the 2000 census.

Economy

The Texas City economy has long been based on heavy industry, particularly shipping at the Port of Texas City as well as petroleum and petrochemical refining.[5] The Texas City Industrial Complex is a leading center of the petrochemical industry. Within this complex the Texas City Refinery operated by BP is the second largest petroleum refinery in Texas and third largest in the United States.[6][7] The Port of Texas City became the third leading port in Texas by tonnage and ninth in the nation.[8][9] In recent decades the city’s planners have made efforts to diversify the economy into tourism, health care, and many other sectors.[5]

As of 2010[update] SSA Marine Company currently has plans to build a major new cargo container shipping terminal known as the Texas City International Terminal at Shoal Point.[10] The project is intended to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal, scheduled for completion in 2014, which city officials expect to substantially increase trade between the Gulf Coast and Asia.[5]

The Port of Texas City, operated by the Port of Texas City / Texas City Terminal Railway Company, is the eighth largest port in the United States and the third largest in Texas with water borne tonnage exceeding 78 million net tons. The Texas City Terminal Railway Company provides an important land link to the port, handling over 25,000 car loads per year. The Port of Texas City’s success as a privately owned port has been aided by its shareholders, The Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads whose connections allow for expeditious interchange of their traffic.

Neighborhoods of Texas City

In 2008 officials from the city government said that the Chelsea subdivision contained crack houses and yards filled with debris and automobiles. Landlords in Chelsea own around 80 percent of the houses in the subdivision; most of the houses were built shortly after World War II.[11]

(It doesn’t say anything about it – but there was a disaster here in 2005 with an explosion and BP – where 15 died, I think it was).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City,_Texas

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From Google search – Texas City BP chemical spill

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=Texas+City+BP+cehmical+spill

BP Global – Press – BP Issues Final Report on Fatal Explosion

Prior to March 23, the leadership team at Texas City was working to address many of the BP continues to cooperate with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Update on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response – 17 May
www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=2012968…

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(from wikipedia – BP entry)

Texas City Refinery explosion

One of BP’s largest refineries in the US exploded in March 2005 causing 15 deaths, injuring 180 people and forcing thousands of nearby residents to remain sheltered in their homes.[41] A large column filled with hydrocarbon overflowed to form a vapour cloud, which ignited. The explosion caused all the casualties and substantial damage to the rest of the plant. The incident came as the culmination of a series of less serious accidents at the refinery, and the engineering problems were not addressed by the management. Maintenance and safety at the plant had been cut as a cost-saving measure, the responsibility ultimately resting with executives in London.[42]

The fall-out from the accident continues to cloud BP’s corporate image because of the mismanagement at the plant. There have been several investigations of the disaster, the most recent being that from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board[43] which “offered a scathing assessment of the company.” OSHA found “organizational and safety deficiencies at all levels of the BP Corporation” and said management failures could be traced from Texas to London.[41]

The company pleaded guilty to a felony violation of the Clean Air Act, was fined $50 million, and sentenced to three years probation.

On October 30, 2009, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined BP an additional $87 million — the largest fine in OSHA history — for failing to correct safety hazards revealed in the 2005 explosion. Inspectors found 270 safety violations that had been previously cited but not fixed and 439 new violations. BP is appealing that fine.[41][44]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BP#Texas_City_Refinery_explosion

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City_Refinery_explosion

Texas City Refinery explosion

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For the 1947 ship explosion, see Texas City Disaster.

On March 23, 2005, a fire and explosion occurred at BP‘s Texas City Refinery in Texas City, Texas, killing 15 workers and injuring more than 170 others. BP was charged with violating federal environment crime laws and has been subject to law suits from the victim’s families. Later an $87 million fine was imposed by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which claimed that BP had failed to implement safety improvements following the disaster.

The Texas City Refinery is the second-largest oil refinery in the state and the third-largest in the United States. BP acquired the Texas City refinery as part of its merger with Amoco in 1998. It has an input capacity of 437,000 barrels per day (18,354,000 gallons or 69,477,448 litres) as of January 1, 2005.

The explosion occurred in an isomerization unit at the site resulting in the deaths and injuries. According to a report issued after the accident, actions taken or not taken led to overfilling the raffinate splitter with liquid, overheating of the liquid and the subsequent overpressurisation and pressure relief. Hydrocarbon flow to the blowdown drum and stack overwhelmed it, resulting in liquids carrying over out of the top of the stack, flowing down the stack, accumulating on the ground, causing a vapor cloud, which was ignited by a contractor’s pickup truck when he repeatedly attempted to start the engine. The report identified numerous failings in equipment, risk management, staff management, working culture at the site, maintenance and inspection, and general health and safety assessments.

Contents

Explosion

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board investigating the incident found that operators had started-up the raffinate splitter tower (which separates light and heavy gasoline components) of the ISOM unit (which increases the octane rating of gasoline) and begun filling it with hydrocarbon fluid (i.e. gasoline components) without beginning timely discharge of product. The operators started the tower while ignoring open maintenance orders on the tower’s instrumentation system. An alarm meant to warn about the quantity of liquid in the unit was disabled.

Once the lack of draw-down from the tower was recognized, operators opened the discharge valve. This worsened the problem because the hot discharges passed through a heat-exchanger that pre-warmed incoming fluids. The resulting increase in temperature caused the formation of a bubble of vapor at the bottom of the raffinate tower that was already overly full and overheated. The tower burped the vapor bubble and the liquid above the bubble into the overhead relief tube of the tower.

The relief tube was connected to a disposal system for relieved discharges. The particular type of disposal system serving the raffinate tower was a blow-down drum with an atmospheric vent stack rather than an inherently safer and more environmentally sound knock-out tank and flare system. Because of the overfilling of the raffinate splitter tower and the burp of both vapors and liquids to the undersized blow-down drum with an atmospheric vent stack, a “geyser like” emission of hot flammable vapors and liquids was expelled from the vent stack.

A new white diesel pick-up truck, owned by a contractor, was parked near the blow down stack. While BP operators were running to turn-off furnace burners, to remove sources of vapor cloud ignition, the truck’s owner returned to his truck and proceeded to crank the engine in an attempt to move his new truck out of the area. Due to a high hydrocarbon content above the Upper Explosion Limit (UEL), the truck would not start. As the man continued to crank the engine, operators ran to him in an attempt to get him to stop. Once the hydrocarbon content in the surrounding air came down to the UEL, the truck provided the source of ignition for the Vapor Cloud Explosion.

The people in the trailer located near the process unit’s battery limit, holding a meeting, were unaware of the ISOM’s unit start-up condition. The people on the side of the meeting table with their backs to the process unit were killed due to blunt force trauma. A number of people on the side of the table facing the unit survived the blast.

Aftermath

The CSB report found that BP had failed to heed or implement safety recommendations made before the blast. Among them were:

  • In 1991 the Amoco refining planning department proposed eliminating blow-down systems that vented to the atmosphere. But funding for this plan was not included in the budget.
  • In 1992 OSHA issued a citation to Amoco for unsafe design of similar pressure relief systems at the plant. However, Amoco successfully persuaded OSHA to drop this citation by relying on the less stringent requirements in API Recommended Practice 521.
  • In 1993 the Amoco Regulatory Cluster project proposed eliminating atmospheric blow down systems but again funding was not approved.
  • In 1995, a refinery belonging to Pennzoil suffered a disaster when two storage tanks exploded, engulfing a trailer and killing five workers. The conclusion was that trailers should not be located near hazardous materials. However, BP ignored the warnings, and they believed that because the trailer where most of the deaths happened was empty most of the year, the risk was low.
  • Despite Amoco’s process safety standard No. 6 which prohibited new atmospheric blowdown systems and called for the phasing out of existing ones, in 1997 Amoco replaced the 1950’s era blow-down drum / vent stack that served the raffinate splitter tower with an identical system instead of upgrading to recommended alternatives that were safer.
  • In 2002, engineers at the plant proposed replacing the blow-down drum/vent system as part of an environmental improvement initiative but this line item was cut from the budget due to cost pressures.
  • Also in 2002 an opportunity to tie the ISOM relief system into the new NDU flare system was not taken due to a $150,000,000 incremental cost.
  • During 2002 BP’s Clean Streams project proposed converting the blow-down drum to a flare knock-out tank and routing discharges to a flare. When it was found that a needed relief study of the ISOM system had not been completed due to budget constraints, the Clean Streams project proposed adding a wet/dry system to the ISOM instead.
  • Between 1994 and 2004 at least eight similar cases occurred in which flammable vapors were emitted by a blow-down drum vent stack. Effective corrective action was not taken at the BP plant.

As a result of the accident, BP said that it would eliminate all blow-down drums/vent stack systems in flammable service. The CSB, meanwhile, recommended to the American Petroleum Institute that guidelines on the location of trailers be made.

Legal action

On February 4, 2008, U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal heard arguments regarding BP’s offer to plead guilty to a federal environmental crime with a US$50 million fine. At the hearing, blast victims and their relatives objected to the plea, calling the proposed fine “trivial.” So far, BP has said it has paid more than US$1.6 billion to compensate victims.[1] The judge gave no timetable on when she would make a final ruling.[2]

On October 30, 2009 the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) imposed an $87 million fine on the company for failing to correct safety hazards revealed in the 2005 explosion. The fine was the largest in OSHA’s history, and BP announced that it would challenge the fine.[3]

Subsequent incidents

After the March explosion, other safety incidents occurred at the plant including three major safety incidents in 2005:

On 28-Jul-2005, a hydrogen gas heat exchanger pipe on the Resid Hydrotreater Unit ruptured, causing a release of hydrogen that erupted into a large fireball. One person received minor injuries. The Chemical Safety Board found that a contractor had accidentally switched a carbon steel pipe elbow with a low alloy steel elbow during maintenance, causing a failure mode known as “High Temperature Hydrogen Attack” (HTHA).

View of the ultracracker unit — location of January 14, 2008, accident.

The CSB found that BP had not informed the maintenance contractor that the elbows were different, the maintenance contractor had not used any procedure (such as tagging) to ensure that the elbows were re-installed into their original locations.

On August 10, 2005, there was an incident in a Gas-Oil Hydrotreater that resulted in a community order to shelter. This incident occurred when a hole developed in the bottom of a valve that handles high pressure gas and oil.

On January 14, 2008, William Joseph Gracia, 56, a veteran BP operations supervisor, died following head injuries sustained as workers prepared to place in service a water filtration vessel at the refinery’s ultracracker unit.[4]

Baker panel

Following the 2005 incidents, on 17-Aug-2005 the CSB recommended that BP Headquarters commission an independent panel to investigate the safety culture and management systems at BP North America. The panel was led by former US Secretary of State James Baker III. The Baker panel report was released on January 16, 2007. The principal finding was that BP management had not distinguished between “occupational safety” (i.e. slips-trips-and-falls, driving safety, etc.) vs “process safety” (i.e. design for safety, hazard analysis, material verification, equipment maintenance, process upset reporting, etc.). The metrics, incentives, and management systems at BP focused on measuring and managing occupational safety while ignoring process safety. BP confused improving trends in occupational safety statistics for a general improvement in all types of safety.

Additionally the panel created and administered to all five of BP’s North American refineries an employee survey focusing on various aspects of “process safety”. From the survey results they concluded that the Toledo and Texas City plants had the worst process safety culture while the Cherry Point refinery had the best process safety culture. The survey results also showed that managers and white collar workers generally had a more positive view of the process safety culture at their plants when compared with the viewpoint of blue collar operators and maintenance technicians. The director of the Cherry Point refinery was promoted to oversee better implementation of process safety at BP.

CEO retires

The head of BP (Lord John Browne) retired early amid the various problems plaguing BP in 2005 and 2006 (including the problems at Texas City, the shutdown of the Alaska pipeline, allegations of propane market manipulation, and start-up delays of the Thunderhorse project in the Gulf-of-Mexico).

See also

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References

  1. ^ Baldwin, Lisa (2008-02-04). “BP Explosion Victims’ Relatives Oppose Plea”. Click2Houston.com. http://www.click2houston.com/news/15210120/detail.html. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
  2. ^ Lozano, Juan A. (2008-02-04). “Judge mulls BP plea in Texas plant blast”. Associated Press. http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8UJSQ880.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
  3. ^ Greenhouse, Steven (October 30, 2009). “BP to Challenge Fine for Refinery Blast”. New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/31/business/31labor.html. Retrieved November 1, 2009.
  4. ^ Flood, Mary (2008-01-17). “Agency to investigate death at BP refinery”. Houston Chronicle. http://www.harriscountytx.net/cache/5465436.pdf. Retrieved 2008-01-18.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City_Refinery_explosion

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The Texas City Refinery is the second-largest oil refinery in the state and the third-largest in the United States. BP acquired the Texas City refinery as part of its merger with Amoco in 1998. It has an input capacity of 437,000 barrels per day (18,354,000 gallons or 69,477,448 litres) as of January 1, 2005.

The explosion occurred in an isomerization unit at the site resulting in the deaths and injuries. According to a report issued after the accident, actions taken or not taken led to overfilling the raffinate splitter with liquid, overheating of the liquid and the subsequent overpressurisation and pressure relief. Hydrocarbon flow to the blowdown drum and stack overwhelmed it, resulting in liquids carrying over out of the top of the stack, flowing down the stack, accumulating on the ground, causing a vapor cloud, which was ignited by a contractor’s pickup truck when he repeatedly attempted to start the engine. The report identified numerous failings in equipment, risk management, staff management, working culture at the site, maintenance and inspection, and general health and safety assessments.

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CEO retires

The head of BP (Lord John Browne) retired early amid the various problems plaguing BP in 2005 and 2006 (including the problems at Texas City, the shutdown of the Alaska pipeline, allegations of propane market manipulation, and start-up delays of the Thunderhorse project in the Gulf-of-Mexico).

(from wikipedia entries about the Texas City BP oil facility explosion and deaths in 2005 from above)

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