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BP Spill Workers Say Dispersant Made Them Sick - Corexit manufacturer Nalco wants US district judge handling case to exempt it from any liability

 
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BP Spill Workers Say Dispersant Made Them Sick - Corexit manufacturer Nalco wants US district judge handling case to exempt it from any liability
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Nalco says that not only should it not be included the companies that are asked to pay up in this case, but it should be excluded from any future cases:

The spill responders contend that the federal Clean Water Act provides them immunity from liability for actions taken at the government’s direction.

"Nalco provided Corexit at the express request of the federal on-site coordinators," Nalco attorneys wrote in the dismissal motion filed in May. "Nalco supplied a product that was and had been listed on the federal government's list of approved dispersants for decades and that the government repeatedly approved for use during the response."

This is a compelling argument, because it is true: Corexit was listed as an approved dispersant, and it was what BP decided to use on the Gulf. The problem, though, is something we've covered here before: The federal government doesn't consider the human or environmental effects of the chemicals when approving them for the list. Companies like Nalco don't even have to disclose what kinds of chemicals are in their product in order to get them approved, thanks to the extremely outdated and industry-friendly chemical regulation laws in this country. Current chemical regulation laws actually makes it really difficult for the Environmental Protection Agency to do more than give these chemicals a rubber stamp.

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Simple, make the Federal Government liable!
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Nyahbinghi Guard Dog..

Too much new money - will pay off IMF debts!
Then free to choose - no more threats!
Can't fight them all - would look really Bad!
So get Halliburton to blow a well..
and tell Obama to look Mad!ochange
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Simple, make the Federal Government liable!
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derp derp! If Only... 5a
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Re: BP Spill Workers Say Dispersant Made Them Sick - Corexit manufacturer Nalco wants US district judge handling case to exempt it from any liability
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Nalco says that not only should it not be included the companies that are asked to pay up in this case, but it should be excluded from any future cases:

The spill responders contend that the federal Clean Water Act provides them immunity from liability for actions taken at the government’s direction.

"Nalco provided Corexit at the express request of the federal on-site coordinators," Nalco attorneys wrote in the dismissal motion filed in May. "Nalco supplied a product that was and had been listed on the federal government's list of approved dispersants for decades and that the government repeatedly approved for use during the response."

This is a compelling argument, because it is true: Corexit was listed as an approved dispersant, and it was what BP decided to use on the Gulf. The problem, though, is something we've covered here before: The federal government doesn't consider the human or environmental effects of the chemicals when approving them for the list. Companies like Nalco don't even have to disclose what kinds of chemicals are in their product in order to get them approved, thanks to the extremely outdated and industry-friendly chemical regulation laws in this country. Current chemical regulation laws actually makes it really difficult for the Environmental Protection Agency to do more than give these chemicals a rubber stamp.

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Nalco says that not only should it not be included the companies that are asked to pay up in this case, but it should be excluded from any future cases:

The spill responders contend that the federal Clean Water Act provides them immunity from liability for actions taken at the government’s direction.

"Nalco provided Corexit at the express request of the federal on-site coordinators," Nalco attorneys wrote in the dismissal motion filed in May. "Nalco supplied a product that was and had been listed on the federal government's list of approved dispersants for decades and that the government repeatedly approved for use during the response."

This is a compelling argument, because it is true: Corexit was listed as an approved dispersant, and it was what BP decided to use on the Gulf. The problem, though, is something we've covered here before: The federal government doesn't consider the human or environmental effects of the chemicals when approving them for the list. Companies like Nalco don't even have to disclose what kinds of chemicals are in their product in order to get them approved, thanks to the extremely outdated and industry-friendly chemical regulation laws in this country. Current chemical regulation laws actually makes it really difficult for the Environmental Protection Agency to do more than give these chemicals a rubber stamp.

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& I just heard Obama is bypassing the Oil Digging Moratorium
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Corexit is banned in most other countries
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That poison was illegal everywhere in the world except here when they used it. The feds told them that they could not use it, but they did anyway. Those bastards should have been arrested then. I don't understand why they aren't in jail already. Nalco, BP, and all the rest of them should have been charged before they could poison the gulf. I doubt that I will ever eat sea food from the gulf again. Raw oysters are one of my favorite foods, but I wont eat them until someone can prove to me the gulf is not full of poison. With the Pacific full of plutonium, there isn't a lot of sea food that is safe to eat anymore.
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That poison was illegal everywhere in the world except here when they used it. The feds told them that they could not use it, but they did anyway. Those bastards should have been arrested then. I don't understand why they aren't in jail already. Nalco, BP, and all the rest of them should have been charged before they could poison the gulf. I doubt that I will ever eat sea food from the gulf again. Raw oysters are one of my favorite foods, but I wont eat them until someone can prove to me the gulf is not full of poison. With the Pacific full of plutonium, there isn't a lot of sea food that is safe to eat anymore.
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John Titor agree's with you sir bump
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Meanwhile did they even USE Kevin Costner's contraption? oil
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I wonder how many clean up workers from the Exxon Valdez spill are still alive?
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That poison was illegal everywhere in the world except here when they used it. The feds told them that they could not use it, but they did anyway. Those bastards should have been arrested then. I don't understand why they aren't in jail already. Nalco, BP, and all the rest of them should have been charged before they could poison the gulf. I doubt that I will ever eat sea food from the gulf again. Raw oysters are one of my favorite foods, but I wont eat them until someone can prove to me the gulf is not full of poison. With the Pacific full of plutonium, there isn't a lot of sea food that is safe to eat anymore.
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Because "BP" is one of their "owners."
Within the surreal depths of "reality" lies the truth.
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Re: BP Spill Workers Say Dispersant Made Them Sick - Corexit manufacturer Nalco wants US district judge handling case to exempt it from any liability
simple, tell these people where the people who made the chemicals that made them sick live.

Let those two parties figure it out.

A few images of that, and maybe people won't be as ready next time to sell a bunch of toxic shit to someone else knowing where it was going and what it was for.
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If you haven't noticed lately, there is no law, in banking, regulations, environment, wall street, silver trades, etc. etc. etc. They can do to us, whatever they feel like with no one going to jail, and no even being held responsible.

It's time people grow up, and stop whining to courts, and other people to take care of problems for them.

No one is going to help these people.

They will die sick and be long dead before anything ever comes to light, then those responsible will pay perhaps a small fine for the price of their lives.

It's a story as old as time, look at fracking, or anything else going on right now.
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oh no..I wonder what could be making them sick?

..maybe we should have a look and see what's in Corexit!

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TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #D-4
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: APRIL 13, 1994
REVISED LISTING DATE: DECEMBER 18, 1995
"COREXIT® EC9500A"
(formerly COREXIT 9500)


COREXIT® EC9500A

VIII. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point: 181.4ºF
2. Pour Point: Less than -71ºF
3. Viscosity: 22.5 cst at 104ºF
4. Specific Gravity: 0.949 at 60ºF
5. pH: 6.2
6. Chemical Name and Percentage by Weight of the Total Formulation: CONFIDENTIAL
7. Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL
8. Solvents: CONFIDENTIAL



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oh well seems like the good stuff is CONFIDENTIAL
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Meanwhile did they even USE Kevin Costner's contraption? oil
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No one could take him seriously because he was carrying around a jar of dirt.
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If you haven't noticed lately, there is no law,...

They can do to us, whatever they feel like with no one going to jail,not even being held responsible.

No one is going to help these people.

They will die sick and be long dead before anything ever comes to light, then those responsible will pay perhaps a small fine for the price of their lives.

It's a story as old as time, look at fracking, or anything else going on right now.
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Funny you should mention that cause remember what Obama did with the Seafood when all the markets and restaurants stop buying Gulf seafood after the spill?

...He bought it all and started feeding the US troops the seafood laced with Corexit which even USA restauranteurs and markets wouldn't buy...it's now being feed to US soldiers/troops!
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Dark thread, dark minds, stay strong. For those not afraid to look, eternal peace.
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bump
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Re: BP Spill Workers Say Dispersant Made Them Sick - Corexit manufacturer Nalco wants US district judge handling case to exempt it from any liability
If you haven't noticed lately, there is no law,...

They can do to us, whatever they feel like with no one going to jail,not even being held responsible.

No one is going to help these people.

They will die sick and be long dead before anything ever comes to light, then those responsible will pay perhaps a small fine for the price of their lives.

It's a story as old as time, look at fracking, or anything else going on right now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19558265


Funny you should mention that cause remember what Obama did with the Seafood when all the markets and restaurants stop buying Gulf seafood after the spill?

...He bought it all and started feeding the US troops the seafood laced with Corexit which even USA restauranteurs and markets wouldn't buy...it's now being feed to US soldiers/troops!
 Quoting: Yter connectingdots2 18813246


Do you have a link to your claim about tainted seafood going to the troops?





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