Oceanographer: “Grave concern” over reports of continued dispersant use — “I’ve seen similar things offshore Louisiana” (VIDEO)


Fishing Industry in Gulf Still Worried About Levels of Toxins in the Water and the Impact on Marine Life, Democracy Now, August 23, 2010:

Ian Macdonald, oceanographer at Florida State University: I think if the Carolina Skiff operation that we’ve just heard described is what’s going forward, I’ll say that I’ve seen similar things offshore Louisiana, offshore Venice. …

You know, the appropriate response would be to go out and try to skim it up and remove it from the ecosystem. … So, essentially, what’s been described here, dispersant is being used to sweep this stuff under the rug, instead of remove it from the house. And, you know, that is a matter of grave concern, if that’s what’s happening on a broad scale.

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