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My Note –

The information about COREXIT from its safety hazard sheet – appears below  the satellite photos – but here is the links for it – in several places it says to use respiratory protection – and chemical splash goggles over eyes and to wear protective clothing –

This one that goes with every bottle or barrel of the product and to all personnel at the BP corporation involved in its use – and the EPA and the local authorities are supposed to have including the fishermen going out into those areas – (get it, print it, save it into your computer – and read the whole thing because some is more insistent on into the document about safety.)

COREXIT 9500 safety and hazards sheet – official document with product –

http://www.cleancaribbean.org/userfiles/Master%20EC9500A%20MSDS.pdf(also)

This one from the EPA –

http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/ncp/products/corex952.htm

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NOAA forecast puts spill edge near Mobile Bay

Associated Press – May 31, 2010 2:04 PM ET

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – The latest forecast for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico shows it near the Alabama coast on Wednesday.

The forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows it heading almost directly toward the mouth of Mobile Bay. The possible area of the spill extends to barrier island of Mississippi and Alabama.

Gov. Bob Riley initially planned to protect Mobile Bay with a plan to use oil-blocking booms to create gates for ship traffic to use entering and leaving the bay. But officials with the Alabama State Port Authority said the plan failed because of a shortage of boom and unusually strong currents.

http://www.waaytv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12570211

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Deepwater Horizon Incident, Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater Horizon 24Hr Trajectory Map Icon 2010-05-30-2100
24 Hour Trajectory Map: Jump down to Current Trajectory Maps on this page for full-sized versions.

As the nation’s leading scientific resource for oil spills, NOAA has been on the scene of the BP oil spill from the start, providing coordinated scientific weather and biological response services to federal, state and local organizations. More

Updated daily
Situation: May 30, 2010

Response:
NOAA continues to do trajectories and survey shoreline oiling. Moderate southerly winds are forecast through Tuesday at 5-10 kts. These winds may begin moving oil that has been tending to the southwest from the source towards the Delta. In addition to continued threats to shorelines in Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, model results indicate that some oil may move north to threaten the barrier islands off Mississippi and Alabama later in the forecast period.

Assessment:
NOAA’s Damage Assessment Remediation and Restoration Program is conducting a Natural Resource Damage Assessment. The focus currently is to assemble existing data on resources and their habitats and collect baseline (pre-spill impact) data. Data on oiled resources and habitats are also being collected.

Deepwater Horizon 24Hr Offshore Trajectory Map Icon 2010-05-30-1900
Offshore Surface Oil Trajectory Map: Jump down to Current Trajectory Maps on this page for full-sized versions.

Fishery closure update (effective May 30)

* NOAA Fisheries Service revised the fishery closure effective 6:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 28. The closure now encompasses approximately 25 percent of the federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico exclusive economic zone.

Marine mammals and turtles (effective May 29):

Sea Turtles

* The total number of sea turtles verified from April 30 to May 29 within the designated spill area is 244. The 244 turtles verified include three entirely oiled sea turtles that were captured alive during dedicated on-water surveys last week: two small Kemp’s Ridley and a larger sub-adult Loggerhead turtle. They were taken to the Audubon Aquarium where they are undergoing de-oiling and care and are doing well. In addition, 227 dead and 14 live stranded turtles (of which three subsequently died in rehab) have been verified. A total of 13 live turtles are now in rehabilitation. One of the live stranded turtles –caught in marine debris — was disentangled and released. One of the turtles that stranded dead – a Kemp’s ridley – had visible evidence of 
external oil. All others that stranded dead and alive have not had visible external oil. Turtle strandings during this time period have been higher in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama than in previous years for this same time period. This may be due in part to increased detection and reporting, but this does not fully account for the increase.

Dolphins

* From April 30 to May 29, there have been 27 dead dolphins verified within the designated spill area. So far, one of the 27 dolphins had evidence of external oil. It was found on an oiled beach. We are unable at this time to determine whether the animal was externally covered in oil prior to its death or after its death. The other 26 dolphins have 
had no visible evidence of external oil. Since April 30, the stranding rate for dolphins in Louisiana has been higher than the historic numbers for the same time period in previous years. This may be due to increased detection and reporting and the lingering effects of the earlier observed spike in strandings.

*Strandings are defined as dead or debilitated animals that wash ashore

(from)

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/topic_subtopic_entry.php?RECORD_KEY%28entry_subtopic_topic%29=entry_id,subtopic_id,topic_id&entry_id%28entry_subtopic_topic%29=809&subtopic_id%28entry_subtopic_topic%29=2&topic_id%28entry_subtopic_topic%29=1

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AP ENTERPRISE: Spill grew, BP’s credibility faded – Omaha.com

7 minutes ago – Even before the accident, there were indications that BP could vastly underestimate an oil spill’s likely size. In its regional spill response plan for the
http://www.omaha.com/article/20100530/AP05/305299955

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Top Officials to Return to the Gulf Coast

At the direction of the President, Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco will return to the Gulf region next week as they continue their work, aggressively responding to the BP oil spill.
> Read More

http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/site/2931/

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as of May 30, 2020 – doesn’t include any other creatures found dead –

Total Number of Birds Collected – Living or Dead –  from oil spill distress – 561 Birds

Total Number of Sea Turtles – 244 Turtles – Dead 227 Turtles

Total Number of Mammals Collected – 27 Dolphins – Dead 27 Dolphins

http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/posted/2931/FWNumbers_WEB_30may_final.574959.pdf

May 30, 2010
Consolidated Fish and Wildlife Collection Report – May 30, 2010 (84.55 KB)

(from)

http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/doctype/2931/55963

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t1.10151.USA7.143.2000m - Gulf of Mexico oil spill - May 31, 2010 - NOAA - NASA - MODIS USA7

t1.10151.USA7.143.2000m - Gulf of Mexico oil spill - May 31, 2010 - NOAA - NASA - MODIS USA7

MODIS Today: USA7 – May 31, 2010 (151) Terra Aqua True Color – Coastline – State borders – 2000m – NOAA – May 31, 2010

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lix/?n=embriefing

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 MODIS Today: USA7 - May 31, 2010 (151)  - NOAA - May 31, 2010 - Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe

MODIS Today: USA7 - May 31, 2010 (151) - NOAA - May 31, 2010 - Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe

– the one above is 1000m and cropped – then I enhanced the color saturation and look what it is –

May 31, 2010 NOAA / NASA MODIS - Gulf of Mexico oil spill - color saturation enhanced

May 31, 2010 NOAA / NASA MODIS - Gulf of Mexico oil spill - color saturation enhanced - BP oil spill - Deepwater Horizon event

Is that something?

I went to find what the actual scale of this oil slick and thick oil – but every one of the things I found were from April 29 – over a month ago and from earlier in May – like around the 1st and 4th of May – so, wonder where it is? I know that has been calculated by the Coast Guard and others.

– cricketdiane

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OOH – Check out the one from yesterday – how odd –

MODIS - Gulf of Mexico - May 30, 2010 - oil spill from Deepwater Horizon BP - (NOAA / NASA) - May 30, 2010

MODIS - Gulf of Mexico - May 30, 2010 - oil spill from Deepwater Horizon BP - (NOAA / NASA) - May 30, 2010

http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/images/aqua/true_color/2010_05_30_150/a1.10150.USA7.143.2000m.jpg

But look at it today (as in the ones above this last one from yesterday – this one is today – May 31, 2010 – from the MODIS / NOAA site with false color as they do it – but look where it is now and how spread out it is that doesn’t include the deep sea plumes of oil that have been located and logged by scientists and oceanographers in the area, my note – cricketdiane)

MODIS / NOAA / NASA satellite photo in false color of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - May 31, 2010 (today)

MODIS / NOAA / NASA satellite photo in false color of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - May 31, 2010 (today)

http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/images/terra/false_color/2010_05_31_151/t1.10151.USA7.721.2000m.jpg

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And then I heightened the contrast and it gives this – from today’s image – May 31, 2010 (from MODIS / NOAA / NASA false color satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill – it is only using information that is already there – )

NOAA / NASA / MODIS false color image from satellite photo - May 31, 2010 - t1.10151.USA7.721.2000m - May 31 - 2010 - false color with high contrast - 2 - Gulf of Mexico oil spill

NOAA / NASA / MODIS false color image from satellite photo - May 31, 2010 - t1.10151.USA7.721.2000m - May 31 - 2010 - false color with high contrast - 2 - Gulf of Mexico oil spill

MY NOTE –

Now doesn’t that explain it better –

– cricketdiane

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SAFETY DATA SHEET
PRODUCT
COREXIT (R) EC9500A
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER(S)
(800) 424-9300 (24 Hours) CHEMTREC

COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Our hazard evaluation has identified the following chemical substance(s) as hazardous. Consult Section 15 for the nature of the hazard(s).
Hazardous Substance(s) CAS NO % (w/w)
Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated light 64742-47-8 10.0 – 30.0
Propylene Glycol 57-55-6 1.0 – 5.0
Organic sulfonic acid salt Proprietary 10.0 – 30.0
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
**EMERGENCY OVERVIEW**
CAUTION
May cause irritation with prolonged contact.
Keep away from heat.

Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.

Keep container tightly closed.

Do not get  in eyes, on skin, on clothing.

Do not take internally.

Avoid breathing vapor.

Use with adequate ventilation.

In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of soap and water. (How can an animal in the sea completely encapsulated in COREXIT and oil do that with no clean sea for miles upon miles upon miles? Are they going to get out and go somewhere to get it off? – my note)

Wear suitable protective clothing.
Low Fire Hazard; liquids may burn upon heating to temperatures at or above the flash point.

May evolve oxides of carbon (COx) under fire conditions.

May evolve oxides of sulfur (SOx) under fire conditions.


PRIMARY ROUTES OF EXPOSURE :

Eye, Skin
HUMAN HEALTH HAZARDS – ACUTE :
EYE CONTACT :
Can cause mild irritation.

SKIN CONTACT :
May cause irritation with prolonged contact.

INGESTION :
Not a likely route of exposure – (unless you are a marine animal or bird eating fish swimming in it and coated with it, my note). May cause nausea and vomiting. Can cause chemical pneumonia if aspirated into lungs following ingestion.

INHALATION :
Repeated or prolonged exposure may irritate the respiratory tract.

SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE :

Acute :
A review of available data does not identify any symptoms from exposure not previously mentioned.

Chronic :
Frequent or prolonged contact with product may defat and dry the skin, leading to discomfort and dermatitis.

AGGRAVATION OF EXISTING CONDITIONS :
Skin contact may aggravate an existing dermatitis condition.

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4. FIRST AID MEASURES
EYE CONTACT :
Flush affected area with water. Get medical attention.
SKIN CONTACT :
Flush affected area with water. If symptoms develop, seek medical advice.
INGESTION :
Do not induce vomiting: contains petroleum distillates and/or aromatic solvents.

If conscious, washout mouth and give water to drink. Get medical attention.
INHALATION :
Remove to fresh air, treat symptomatically. Get medical attention.

http://www.cleancaribbean.org/userfiles/Master%20EC9500A%20MSDS.pdf

INGESTION :
Not a likely route of exposure – (unless you are a marine animal or bird eating fish swimming in it and coated with it, my note). May cause nausea and vomiting. Can cause chemical pneumonia if aspirated into lungs following ingestion.

INGESTION :
Do not induce vomiting: contains petroleum distillates and/or aromatic solvents.

(from Safety Data Sheet for COREXIT) – continued –

PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS :
Restrict access to area as appropriate until clean-up operations are complete.

Stop or reduce any leaks if it is safe to do so.

Ventilate spill area if possible.

Do not touch spilled material.

Remove sources of ignition.

Have emergency equipment (for fires, spills, leaks, etc.) readily available.

Use personal protective equipment recommended in Section 8 (Exposure Controls/Personal Protection).

Notify appropriate government, occupational
health and safety and environmental authorities.


METHODS FOR CLEANING UP :


SMALL SPILLS:

Soak up spill with absorbent material.

Place residues in a suitable, covered, properly labeled container.

Wash affected area.

LARGE SPILLS:

Contain liquid using absorbent material, by digging trenches or by
diking.

Reclaim into recovery or salvage drums or tank truck for proper disposal.

Clean contaminated surfaces with water or aqueous cleaning agents.

Contact an approved waste hauler for disposal of contaminated recovered material.

Dispose of material in compliance with regulations indicated in Section 13 (Disposal Considerations).
ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS :
Do not contaminate surface water.

Do not contaminate surface water.

Do not contaminate surface water.

Do not contaminate surface water.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
HANDLING :
Use with adequate ventilation.

Keep the containers closed when not in use.

Do not take internally.

Do not get in eyes, on skin, on clothing.

Have emergency equipment (for fires, spills, leaks, etc.) readily available.
STORAGE CONDITIONS :
Store away from heat and sources of ignition.

Store separately from oxidizers.

Store the containers tightly closed. (which means it is aromatic and dangerous, my note).

http://www.cleancaribbean.org/userfiles/Master%20EC9500A%20MSDS.pdf

COREXIT 9500A – (cont.)

Do not contaminate surface water.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS :
Exposure guidelines have not been established for this product.

Available exposure limits for the substance(s) are shown below.
ACGIH/TLV :
Substance(s)
Oil Mist (Mineral) TWA: 5 mg/m3
STEL: 10 mg/m3
OSHA/PEL :
Substance(s)
Oil Mist (Mineral) TWA: 5 mg/m3
AIHA/WEEL :
Substance(s)
Propylene Glycol TWA: 10 mg/m3

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION :
Where concentrations in air may exceed the limits given in this section, the use of a half face filter mask or air supplied breathing apparatus is recommended.

A suitable filter material depends on the amount and type of
chemicals being handled.

Consider the use of filter type: Multi-contaminant cartridge. with a Particulate pre-filter.
In event of emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations a positive pressure, full-facepiece SCBA should be used.

If respiratory protection is required, institute a complete respiratory protection program including selection, fit testing, training, maintenance and inspection.
HAND PROTECTION :
Nitrile gloves, PVC gloves
SKIN PROTECTION :
Wear standard protective clothing.
EYE PROTECTION :
Wear chemical splash goggles.

HYGIENE RECOMMENDATIONS :
Keep an eye wash fountain available.

Keep a safety shower available.

If clothing is contaminated, remove clothing and thoroughly wash the affected area.

Launder contaminated clothing before reuse.

ODOR – Hydrocarbon

http://www.cleancaribbean.org/userfiles/Master%20EC9500A%20MSDS.pdf(also)

CONDITIONS TO AVOID :
Heat and sources of ignition including static discharges

MATERIALS TO AVOID :
Contact with strong oxidizers (e.g. chlorine, peroxides, chromates, nitric acid, perchlorate, concentrated oxygen, permanganate) may generate heat, fires, explosions and/or toxic vapors.

No toxicity studies have been conducted on this product.

HUMAN HAZARD CHARACTERIZATION :
Based on our hazard characterization, the potential human hazard is: Moderate

If released into the environment, see CERCLA/SUPERFUND in Section 15.

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IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION 1. Flammability:
COREXIT® EC9527A is not classified as flammable by either DOT or IMO regulations.
2. Ventilation:
Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors. Use with ventilation equal to unobstructed outdoors in moderate breeze.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact:
Avoid eye contact. In case of eye contact, immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Get prompt medical attention. Avoid contact with skin and clothing. In case of skin contact, immediately flush with large amounts of water, and soap if available. Remove contaminated clothing, including shoes, after flushing has begun. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. For open systems where contact is likely, wear long sleeve shirt, chemical resistant gloves, and chemical protective goggles.

4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 170ºF
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: -30ºF
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 40ºF to 100ºF
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes:
COREXIT® EC9527A is not adversely affected by changes in storage temperature unless evaporation is allowed to occur.

http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/ncp/products/corex952.htm

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If released into the environment, see CERCLA/SUPERFUND in Section 15.

http://www.smallbiz-enviroweb.org/Resources/sbopubs/ddocs/d15.pdf

CERCLA/SUPERFUND in Section 15.

D-15

Environmental Fact Sheet– The Superfund Enforcement Process–How it works: Describes process for remedial actions, authorities, tools for enforcement, state and public participation, Summer 1988, 5 pp. (20 kB PDF)



Amendment to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan–Procedures for Planning and Implementing Off-Site Response Actions, Final Rule: 9/22/93 FR pp. 49200-18.  This final rule added a new section 300.440 to 40 CFR 300.  The new section is titled, “Procedures for planning and implementing off-site response actions,” and applies to any remedial or removal action involving the off-site transfer of any hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

http://www.smallbiz-enviroweb.org/Resources/sbopubs/d_cercla.aspx

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BP disaster: worst oil spill in US history turns seas into a dead zone


Telegraph.co.uk – Philip Sherwell – 10 hours ago
The BP oil spill has turned stretches of the Gulf of Mexico into a images of helpless oil-coated birds coated or dead fishing floating belly-up.

Telegraph.co.uk

62 oiled birds saved; most dead birds not oily


MiamiHerald.com – 10 hours ago
It said another 478 dead birds, 224 dead sea turtles and 25 dead marine mammals, Alabama wildlife teams had found 127 dead birds without oil,

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Taking A Break Now –

Later –

– cricketdiane, 05-31-10

How about somebody sending the COREXIT stuff and links over to CNN and to the other Media outlets around along with to the union serving the fishermen out there in Louisiana and to parish presidents, Louisiana governor’s office – churches, health depts. and whoever else might tell them the truth about it so they can get respirators and goggles on to go out there in this stuff.

I’ve got to stop for now.

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