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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 02:56 PM
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4. Check this comparrison out:
Edited on Wed Aug-04-10 02:59 PM by superconnected
"Why all this pretend in the Gulf by BP and all the president's men except the EPA whistleblower that oil and dispersants are not toxic? By comparison, last week in Calhoun County, Michigan, an Enbridge pipeline ruptured, spilling at least 19,500 barrels of oil. At least thirty families were temporarily relocated because of the stench and roads and beaches were closed. Health officials have warned people to stay away from the fumes and beaches, and to avoid swimming and fishing near oiled areas. "It's a very toxic and dangerous environment," Calhoun County health officer Jim Rutherford said."

"If spilled oil is "toxic and dangerous" in Michigan, it's also toxic and dangerous in the Gulf. But in the Gulf, public officials have downplayed the health risk despite hard evidence of an epidemic of chemical illnesses related to, I believe, the oil-chemical stew."

From another Common Dreams article:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/03-7
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