Navigation Links
Oil Industry's Addiction to Toxic Disperants Costing Everyone Billions

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

An entirely new approach to oil spill problems associated with drilling, transport, pipelines and storage mishaps could find surprising common ground between the oil industry and environmentalists, according to a new position paper just released entitled: A Call for a Twenty-First-Century SOLUTION in Oil Spill Response. Written and compiled by the Science and Technology Board of the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization (LAEO), the analysis not only brings to light the dangerous flaws associated with current oil spill cleanup methods, but outlines technology they claim will not only save marine life, oceans, animals and people, but also save millions (and in BP’s case could have saved billions) of dollars in damages and cleanup costs to oil companies and local economies impacted by spills.

Citing recent scientific papers showing that the industry’s ineffective remedies are more destructive than the oil itself, LAEO’s paper asserts the source of the problem has been the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ‘misguidance’ documents their investigation uncovered that have been perpetuated and enforced throughout the industry.

“These faulty guidelines and ineffective remedies for spill problems have resulted in industry officials with a 25-year addiction to chemical dispersants used in our oceans and who mistakenly think that these are the best tools for managing environmental damage and profit loss from oil spill fines,” said Diane Wagenbrenner, one of the paper’s joint authors and Advisory Board member of LAEO.     

“’Spill it, boom it, skim it, sink it, disperse it, and hide it’ is a mantra that recurs throughout most oil spill incidents including now the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas currently being treated with boom and adsorbents that are as ridiculous as paper towels in cleaning up a massive spill,” said Barbara Wiseman, LAEO’s International President another joint author of the paper. “We intend for this publication to correct the EPA’s inaccurate guidance documents that have been barriers to effective clean up—and we believe, that even the oil companies will welcome it.”    

The LAEO paper discusses ineffective handling of the Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill disaster when predominantly treated with the industry’s favorite spill killer--Corexit™. Originally developed by ExxonMobil, it is a toxic, hydrocarbon-based, oil-dispersant agent. The analysis makes an undeniable case that the use of chemical dispersant violates the Clean Water Act by contaminating the water column and seabed.

“The fact is, the Gulf ecosystem is still in crisis and certain members of the EPA have been using these erroneous documents to stand in the way of our and others’ efforts to get the waters truly cleaned up. BP’s pension-dependent shareholders could have saved billions, if the use of non-toxic, already-EPA approved technology had not been blocked by top EPA officials who themselves violated the Clean Water Act during the Deepwater Horizon disaster,” stated Jeanne Pascal, retired EPA attorney and another joint author. “Inadequate oil spill response outcomes have become the industry norm.”

Alongside publishing its industry guidance reform paper, LAEO launched a government and public education and awareness campaign on 20 April coinciding with the third-year anniversary of the start of the BP Gulf Oil Spill and Earth Month. The position paper and their ‘earth troops’ Oil Spill Response Action Kit can be found at The BP spill anniversary day inaugurates their Change Oil Spill Response Now! campaign aimed at building a global consensus and Internet presence promoting safe, non-toxic, cost-effective oil spill response.

For More Information Contact:
Diane Wagenbrenner-

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pending Upheaval in"The Year of the Great EHR Switch" Shifts Spotlight to e-Health Industry's Best, Black Book Reveals 2013 Top Scoring Vendors
2. The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group Launches Industry's First Complimentary Online HIPAA Training and Certification Program
3. Therapy exploits addiction of leukemia cells
4. Specific protein triggers changes in neurons in brain reward center linked to cocaine addiction
5. New method to measure work addiction
6. Optogenetics project takes top NIDA Addiction Science Award
7. British experts update addiction treatment guidelines
8. Pornography and Masturbation Addiction Can Be Cured – Las Vegas Therapist Shares His Ideas
9. Professional Help Can Do Wonders For People Who Are Suffering From Porn And Masturbation Addiction
10. Drug addiction study offers new insight on compulsive behavior
11. Candeo Partners with Catholic Church Organization to Release New Sexual Addiction Recovery Program
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... At Grand Dental ... and convenient setting. , When you have dental problems, you need to turn to ... can effectively diagnose and treat your needs, a friendly dentist who counsels you on ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Using a combination of two blood ... children and adults, according to a new study by researchers at the School of ... Children and Adults: Using Combinations of Blood Glucose Tests ,” published in Frontiers in ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... in general dentistry out of Glen Ridge, NJ. He has both advanced ... achieve optimal mastication. He is also an expert in cosmetic dentistry. He ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... a new study by UPMC and KingMed Diagnostics researchers. ... three years found that consultation with UPMC pathologists resulted in significantly altered treatment ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ”Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of ... December 1, 2015, to coincide with World AIDS Day. The multi-media project will be ... the AIDS epidemic as he was dying of the disease. , A collaborative effort ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. and ST. ... Cross and Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX ) today ... benefit agreement. The partnership, which began in 1999, will ... --> --> After evaluating pharmacy ... process, Premera concluded that Express Scripts continues to offer ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... CHICAGO , Nov. 30, 2015   Nuance ... The National Decision Support Company (NDSC) today ... support and collaboration capabilities that utilize the American College ... and healthcare provider organizations to comply with current ... --> --> By combining clinical ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015 Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: ... an educational partnership with Apollo Hospitals Group, the largest hospital chain ... will help train radiation technologists in the country. The MoU was ... Apollo Knowledge, and Ashok Kakkar , Varian,s India ... India , Varian intends to deploy its ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: