Testing the Waters reports that a GOM beach sample from Siesta Key, FL contains 173
ppm of BP’s oil from the Macondo Prospect. A fingerprint match was identified by the testing laboratory.
What makes this finding so extraordinary is that it came from a citizens’ initiative –TESTING THE WATERS – which was formed by Gulf Coast residents who simply want to know if their beaches are oil free, the water is clean enough to swim in, and the seafood is safe to eat.
Isn’t this what government is supposed to do? Test the water! They test it for everything else, and yet getting regular testing like this done seems to take an act of GOD.
Does BP have such a lock on the entire governmental system responsible for the necessary testing, interpreting and reporting of these kinds of results that we still do not hear from the EPA, FL DEP, NOAA, CDC, Coast Guard, State/County Public Health Departments, etc. in any substantive way. And when we do hear from the appropriate government bureaucracy, it’s pure propaganda.
So, here we have individual citizens putting up their own money to fund essential testing from a public health and safety standpoint. Isn’t this what are tax dollars are for? If so, what are they doing with the tax revenue besides promoting the BP marketing campaign. You know, the one that lulls you to sleep with the cyborg mouthing the words:
The seafood is safe to eat … don’t worry.
The water is safe to swim in … be happy.
The beaches are oil-free … come and relax.
Perhaps it’s time we all held those government authorities and departments accountable for at least doing their bare minimum jobs. Obviously, they have chosen to not hold BP responsible for anything. (See today’s headline below at Yahoo! News – 11/08/10)
“Panel: Dollars did not trump safety in Gulf spill”
If you still don’t believe it, here it is a couple of more times.
**Posted by the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference on Monday, November 8, 2010**
Contact info: OilSpillSolution@comcast.net
Here are the official results from Testing the Waters:
FINGERPINT MATCH FOR SIESTA KEYBEACH SAND SAMPLE (173 PPM) AND BP’S OIL (MACONDO PROSPECT) CONFIRMED.
by Testing The Gulf Water – Citizen’s Initiative on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 3:39pm
THE POSITIVE SAND SAMPLE TAKEN FROM SIESTA KEY ON 9.14.10 BY ALLISON CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR A CHROMATOGRAM FINGERPRINT MATCH WITH A SAMPLE OF OIL FROM MACONDO PROSPECT. THE ANALYTICAL CHEMIST BOB NAMAN AT ACT LABORATORIES PERFORMED THE TESTS AND RETURNED THE RESULTS THIS AFTERNOON.
AS YOU CAN SEE THE PAH TESTS CAME BACK NEGATIVE. BOB IS PRESENTLY DOING FURTHER TESTS TO DETERMINE WHY THIS IS, BUT SAYS THAT THE CHROMATOGRAM NONETHELESS CLEARLY CONFIRMED A MATCH AND IS HIGHLY ACCURATE AND SHOULD PUT TO REST ANY DOUBT THAT THE OIL THAT WE FOUND WAS “SUNSCREEN,” “MOTOR OIL,” OR ANY OTHER FORM OF “NATURALLY PRESENT” CONTAMINANT.
THIS RESULT IS PROOF THAT BP’S OIL DID NOT SIMPLY DISAPPEAR, BUT WAS FOUND IN RELATIVELY HIGH CONCENTRATIONS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA’S BEACHES. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE JOURNEY THAT BEGAN FOUR MONTHS AGO WHEN THE IDEA BEHIND THIS INITIATIVE WAS FIRST CONCEIVED: NAMELY, TO MAKE SURE THE BEACHES AND WATER ARE SAFE TO PEOPLE (ESPECIALLY THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE POPULATIONS SUCH AS CHILDREN) WHO MAY BE EXPOSED, HAS NOW MET ITS ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL POINT WITH THESE POSITIVE FINDINGS.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THESE EFFORTS – AGAINST MEDIA PROPAGANDA, CONTROLLED OPPOSITION, AND CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS TEST COSTS. YOU, LIKE US, BELIEVED THAT INSTEAD OF BURROWING OUR HEADS IN THE SAND THAT THE TRUTH WOULD SET US FREE.
SO HERE’S A PIECE OF THE TRUTH – NOW IT IS UP TO US TO USE IT AS WE SEE FIT.