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San Francisco Chronicle: Leaked Corexit Information

Friday, July 9, 2010 23:10
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According to the San Francisco Chronicle,

Anyway, someone emailed me the “complete” assay of the “crude oil” spewing from the BP gusher. Take a look below.

Are there volunteer chemists who want to post on the comments section?


NALCO Corexit 9500 label warnings indicate you should not breathe the stuff in, get it in your eyes, skin or clothing or drink it.

We still don’t know the Corexit proportion mix and there are uncorroborated tips coming into my mail box that the ingredient list is not complete. As a refresher the ingredients in Corexit are below.

NALCO COREXIT INGREDIENT LIST (Not written by a PR company)

1,2-Propanediol – The primary ingredient in aircraft anti-freeze and automotive anti-freeze. Used as the killing and preserving agent in pitfall traps, usually used to capture ground beetles. Mixing anti-freeze with heavy metals (iron, cobalt, copper, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, mercury, plutonium, lead, arsenic, aluminium, mercury, cadmium… see list of ingredients spewed by the volcanic oil gusher) makes it very toxic. Not recommended for your aquarium. Don’t try going to a sushi restaurant, get salmon eggs, tobiko or uni and start soaking them in anti-freeze.

Ethanol, 2-butoxy-

Butanedioic acid, 2-sulfo-, 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester, sodium salt (1:1) – Animal studies on rats and rabbits show depression, diarrhea, lethargy, irritation and hemorrhage of the gastrointestinal tract, erythema, edema, premature skin death, malformed fetuses, irritation, coarse skin and of course – death! Oh… it kills fish!


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