Thursday, June 17, 2010

Serious Toxic Level of VOC's all around Gulf Coast Region

As if we don't all know that the true seriousness of the Gulf oil volcano is being kept from us. In a Coast to Coast interview, Rev. Lindsey Williams shares the some horrifying, yet not surprising, information he received from his sources inside the oil industry. As you may know, Lindsey Williams earlier in his career served as chaplain for Atlantic Richfield (ARCO, now part of BP) in Alaska. He has maintained his close ties to the executives within the oil industry and on occasion shares the information he obtains about the plans of those in control. I've followed him for two years and he's been accurate thus far.

The facts he shares in this interview, which were revealed consistently by more then one source, are:

The conservative, (though not revealed to the public) estimate of BP and government officials is 4 million gallons of oil per day is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. It could be more. The line is ruptured deep below the wellhead. Oil is leaking through fissures in the rock and leaking out in plumes up to 20 miles away.

The pressure of the oil that well tapped into is 20,000 to 70,000 psi. Normal oil well pressures are around 1200 psi, according the Lindsey. The pressure in this well is at levels beyond which there is technology to contain it. His contacts indicated that they have now idea how to stop the leak given the immense pressure. They are very fearful. They offered that a nuclear detonated explosion may be the only solution to stop the flow, yet admit that a nuclear detonation could also act to open the entire oil deposit up rather than fuse it closed.

This information is being kept from the public, it total disregard to the massive health/death risk to the residents around the Gulf. Last week's EPA readings of air quality in the Gulf coastal communities found enormously toxic levels for the following volatile organic compounds (VOC's) emitted with the flow of oil:

Hydrogen sulfide this week's level 1200/parts per billion (ppb), EPA safe levels are 5-10/ppb

this week's level 3000/ppb, EPA safe levels are 0-4/ppb

Methylene chloride this week's level 3000 - 3400/ppb, EPA safe levels are 61/ppb

The video of part one of the interview follows bellow or through this Link

Health effects for hydrogen sulfide from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry:
  • Hydrogen sulfide is a mucous membrane and respiratory tract irritant; pulmonary edema, which may be immediate or delayed, can occur after exposure to high concentrations.
  • Symptoms of acute exposure include nausea, headaches, delirium, disturbed equilibrium, tremors, convulsions, and skin and eye irritation.
  • Inhalation of high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide can produce extremely rapid unconsciousness and death. Exposure to the liquified gas can cause frostbite injury.

    Acute Exposure

    Hydrogen sulfide's can cause inhibition of the cytochrome oxidase enzyme system resulting in lack of oxygen use in the cells. Anaerobic metabolism causes accumulation of lactic acid leading to an acid-base imbalance. The nervous system and cardiac tissues are particularly vulnerable to the disruption of oxidative metabolism and death is often the result of respiratory arrest. Hydrogen sulfide also irritates skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and the respiratory tract. Pulmonary effects may not be apparent for up to 72 hours after exposure.

    Children do not always respond to chemicals in the same way that adults do. Different protocols for managing their care may be needed.

    Health effects for Benzene from
    the Agency for Toxic substances and Disease Registry:

  • Breathing very high levels of benzene can result in death, while high levels can cause drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heart rate, headaches, tremors, confusion, and unconsciousness. Eating or drinking foods containing high levels of benzene can cause vomiting, irritation of the stomach, dizziness, sleepiness, convulsions, rapid heart rate, and death.

  • The major effect of benzene from long-term exposure is on the blood. Benzene causes harmful effects on the bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells leading to anemia. It can also cause excessive bleeding and can affect the immune system, increasing the chance for infection.

    Health effects of Methylene Chloride from the Agency for Toxic substances and Disease Registry

    If you breathe in large amounts of methylene chloride you may feel unsteady, dizzy, and have nausea and a tingling or numbness of your finger and toes. A person breathing smaller amounts of methylene chloride may become less attentive and less accurate in tasks requiring hand-eye coordination. Skin contact with methylene chloride causes burning and redness of the skin.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that methylene chloride may cause cancer in humans.

    The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has determined that methylene chloride can be reasonably anticipated to be a cancer-causing chemical.

    The EPA has determined that methylene chloride is a probable cancer-causing agent in humans.

If what Lindsey Williams said in the interview is even part way accurate, it is perhaps the most despicable act by the government yet. Millions of people are being exposed to extreme levels of these chemicals. Shortly after the oil volcano started there were reports about high levels of the toxic gases, Hydrogen Sulfide and Benzene. There were reports of workers being taken ill and being transported to the hospital. Then reporting on the toxic gases and related illnesses was shut down. Some have questioned why they have not released any info on current air quality testing. Well the EPA posts spill related testing, but it doesn't seem to jibe with health problems that are being reported anecdotally on the web. I doubt its accuracy. What is so tragic is that the public is not being advised about the deadly air quality conditions in the Gulf Coastal area. And how far does this extend inland considering air currents. Lindsey wanted this information out and for people to be warned. Please share this widely.

Another Alert An email received from "BP Insider"at Above Top Secret. As ATS indicates, they are unable to verify the source. Take it for what your internal True/False monitor tells you.

After listening to the interview and reading the BP insider email, I reread the most recent Web Bots report (vol. 0, issue 5) in relation to what Lindsey Williams shared. The info he provided appears to fit exactly the predictions about the effect of the oil volcano leading to diaspora and feeding the revolution. The next Web Bot report is due out June 25th.

I don't know what else to say now. I'm drained. Speechless. Outraged beyond describing. Deeply saddened