Gulf of Mexico Now Largest Dead Zone in the World, and Factory Farming Is to Blame

Gulf of Mexico Now Largest Dead Zone in the World, and Factory Farming Is to Blame:

Story at-a-glance

  • Nitrogen fertilizers and sewage sludge runoff from factory farms are responsible for creating a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico spanning more than 8,700 square miles — the largest recorded dead zone in the world
  • Seven million Americans have levels of nitrates in their drinking water that are high enough to be associated with cancer, according to some studies
  • Nitrogen builds up far below the soil surface where it can continue to leach into groundwater for 35 years. This means environmental concerns remain for decades even if nitrogen fertilizer use stops
  • The environmental group, Mighty, has launched a national #CleanItUpTyson campaign, calling for the meat company to clean up pollution from its supply chain
  • No-till alone cannot reduce water pollution. Other regenerative methods must also be used. Adding native prairie strips to 10 percent of crop areas reduces phosphorous and nitrogen runoff by 77 and 70 percent respectively, and lowers nitrate concentrations in groundwater by 72 percent

By Dr. Mercola

As reported by CBS Miami (above), nitrogen fertilizers and sewage sludge runoff from factory farms are responsible for creating an enormous dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. As fertilizer runs off farms in agricultural states like Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and others, it enters the Mississippi River, leading to an overabundance of nutrients, including nitrogen and phosphorus, in the water. 

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Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill And The Corexit Oil Dispersant Health Problems Confirmed

Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill And The Corexit Oil Dispersant Health Problems Confirmed

H/t reader squodgy:

“I wonder what the real story is.
There’s all sorts of rumours, like the one that all the oil is collecting on the seabed.
Nevertheless, what corexit does can only be evil.”

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Scientists Conclusively Link BP Oil Spill with Unprecedented Dolphin Die-Off

Flashback:

Deadly: Corexit, Oil Dispersant Used By BP In Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill, Is Destroying Marine Life, Say Scientists

EPA Whistleblower On Gulf Health Risk Cover-Up: ‘People Who Work Near Corexit Are Hemorrhaging Internally.’

Toxicologists: Corexit ‘Ruptures Red Blood Cells, Causes Internal Bleeding’, ‘Allows Crude Oil To Penetrate ‘Into The Cells’ and ‘Every Organ System’

30 Facts – The Rothschild Bankers Planned The Gulf Disaster

Think this cannot possibly be a planned disaster?

Then take a look at this:

Halliburton To Plead Guilty To Destroying Gulf Evidence And To Pay Maximum Fine Of $200,000

Halliburton Admits It Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, … Pays 0.0007% Of Revenue Fine

US Presidential Panel: Halliburton Knew Cement Mixed For BP Blowout Well Was Unstable

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: The Halliburton Connection:

The company acknowledged Friday that it had completed the final cementing of the oil well and pipe just 20 hours before the blowout last week.

And don’t forget this fact (!!!):

“Just eight days before the Gulf blow-out, Halliburton also announced that it had agreed to buy Boots & Coots for $240.4 million. Who are Boots & Coots?

The world’s largest oil-spill clean-up company which also deals with oil and gas well fires and blowouts.

What an incredibly fortunate coincidence. What a slice of luck.”


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Study: Scientists Conclusively Link BP Oil Spill with Unprecedented Dolphin Deaths (Common Dreams, May 21, 2015):

Dolphins in the spill-affected areas ‘had some of the most severe lung lesions I have seen,’ says scientist

Scientists have for the first time made a conclusive link between the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and an unprecedented dolphin die-off along the Gulf’s northern coast.

Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama experienced an “unusual mortality event” beginning in February 2010 and continuing into 2014, according to the study, written by a team of 22 researchers, including scientists with the National Marine Fisheries Service, Audubon Nature Institute’s Aquarium of the Americas, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and a number of marine laboratories nationwide.

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Oil Residue The Size Of Rhode Island Covers Gulf Of Mexico Seafloor In Macondo Well Disaster Aftermath

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Oil Residue The Size Of Rhode Island Covers Gulf Of Mexico Seafloor In Macondo Well Disaster Aftermath (ZeroHedge, Oct 29, 2014):

Ever since the April 2010 disaster on the BP-operated Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, there was one big outstanding question: where did the bulk of the oil gol? Now, thanks to a research team led by David Valentine, a microbial geochemist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, sampled more than 534 locations near the spill site, gathering more than 3,000 individual samples, we know the answer: the oil spill – some 10 million gallons of coagulated oil – left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor of the Gulf of Mexico, about 25 miles from the well, that’s about the size of Rhode Island.

The researchers found an area of 1,250 square miles (3,237 square km), mostly southwest of the Macondo well, where a thin sheen of oil rests in patches on the top half-inch of the seafloor, according to the NSF.

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Halliburton Will Pay Just $1.1 Billion For Destroying The Gulf Of Mexico

FLASHBACK:

Halliburton Manager Gets One Year Probation For Destroying Evidence Of 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Halliburton To Plead Guilty To Destroying Gulf Evidence And To Pay Maximum Fine Of $200,000

Halliburton Admits It Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, … Pays 0.0007% Of Revenue Fine

US Presidential Panel: Halliburton Knew Cement Mixed For BP Blowout Well Was Unstable

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: The Halliburton Connection:

The company acknowledged Friday that it had completed the final cementing of the oil well and pipe just 20 hours before the blowout last week.

And don’t forget this fact (!!!):

“Just eight days before the Gulf blow-out, Halliburton also announced that it had agreed to buy Boots & Coots for $240.4 million. Who are Boots & Coots?

The world’s largest oil-spill clean-up company which also deals with oil and gas well fires and blowouts.

What an incredibly fortunate coincidence. What a slice of luck.”


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Halliburton will pay $1.1 billion to settle Deepwater Horizon oil disaster lawsuits (The Verge Sep 2, 2014):

Halliburton has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle much of its part in 2010’s Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster. The incident killed 11 people, and resulted in the largest oil spill in this history of the US after offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded. Halliburton was responsible for cement mixture used to seal the oil well, which ended up being faulty.

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BP Manager In Charge of Cleaning Up the Gulf Oil Spill – Instead of Actually Cleaning Up – Committed Insider Trading and Sold $1 Million of BP Stock Before the Extent of the Spill Became Public Knowledge

BP Manager In Charge of Cleaning Up the Gulf Oil Spill – Instead of Actually Cleaning Up – Committed Insider Trading and Sold $1 Million of BP Stock Before the Extent of the Spill Became Public Knowledge (Washington’s Blog, April 18, 2014):

The Head of BP Also Sold Shares After Problems With the Well Were Apparent to Insiders

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today:

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former 20-year employee of BP p.l.c. and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with insider trading in BP securities based on confidential information about the magnitude of the disaster.  The price of BP securities fell significantly after the April 20, 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resulted in an extensive clean-up effort.

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EPA Lifts Ban, BP Wins $40 BILLION In New Contracts

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EPA Lifts Ban, BP Wins $40 Billion in New Contracts (Activist Post, March 20, 2014):

The financial penalties levied against BP for the Gulf oil disaster began as a landmark $4.5 billion settlement, topping the previous largest U.S. criminal penalty issued against Pfizer for marketing fraud. As the BP oil spill has continued to ravage the food chain and the environment, other rulings were added. The second ordered BP to pay $7.8 billion in payouts to businesses and tourist companies affected by the spill. The latter class action suit was signed off on by Judge Carl Barbier in a 125-page ruling. BP continues to face payouts from their $38 billion dollar allotment under SEC fines and fines under the Clean Water Act.

While these settlements are at least a record of BP’s guilt, families who have lost loved ones realize all too well that none of it amounts to what was truly lost.  To add insult to injury, BP is still in business; in fact, strong as ever. Just days after the EPA lifted their one-year ban, the company has been awarded 24 new contracts valued at more than $40 billion.

Just after the initial $4.5 billion fine was announced, Huffington Post sardonically noted the following: “BP Oil-Spill Fine So Horrible, BP’s Stock Price Only Rises 1 Percent,” One of the five ways they put this in perspective was the following:

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Halliburton Manager Gets One Year Probation For Destroying Evidence Of 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster

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Halliburton Manager Gets One Year Probation For Destroying Evidence Of 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster (Business Insider, Jan 22, 2014):

A former Halliburton manager was sentenced to one year of probation on Tuesday for destroying evidence in the aftermath of BP’s fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, which claimed 11 lives.

Anthony Badalamenti, former cementing technology director for Halliburton, which was BP’s cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, had faced a maximum of one year in prison. The 62-year-old pleaded guilty in October to one count of destruction of evidence.

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Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill: Gulf Coast Residents Are Sick, And Dying From BP’s Toxic Chemicals

Flashback:

Gulf Of Mexico: Disturbing Research: Large Spike In Deadly Flesh-Eating Bacteria After BP Oil Spill – It’s ‘In Their Bloodstream … Affects All Organs’

Halliburton To Plead Guilty To Destroying Gulf Evidence And To Pay Maximum Fine Of $200,000

Halliburton Admits It Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, … Pays 0.0007% Of Revenue Fine

Deadly: Corexit, Oil Dispersant Used By BP In Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill, Is Destroying Marine Life, Say Scientists

BP Oil Spill: NASA Report Confirms Toxic Dispersants DID Rain Down On Gulf Coast

Gulf: 6 Dangerous Chemicals Found In Blood Tests By 3 Separate Labs (Video)

Louisiana Senator Blasts President Obama About COREXIT Poisoning of the Gulf

The Perfect Genetic Storm: Synthetic DNA and the Gulf Blue Plague (And A Shocking Gulf Update)

Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: ‘Gulf Coast Oil Spill’ (Full Length Video)

More shocking information down below.


Gulf spill sickness wrecking lives
National and State Parks along the Gulf Coast have posted health warnings along the coast [Erika Blumenfeld/AJE]

Gulf spill sickness wrecking lives (Al Jazeera, Jan 9, 2014):

Nearly a year after the oil disaster began, Gulf Coast residents are sick, and dying from BP’s toxic chemicals.

“I have critically high levels of chemicals in my body,” 33-year-old Steven Aguinaga of Hazlehurst, Mississippi told Al Jazeera. “Yesterday I went to see another doctor to get my blood test results and the nurse said she didn’t know how I even got there.”

Aguinaga and his close friend Merrick Vallian went swimming at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in July 2010.

“I swam underwater, then found I had orange slick stuff all over me,” Aguinaga said. “At that time I had no knowledge of what dispersants were, but within a few hours, we were drained of energy and not feeling good. I’ve been extremely sick ever since.”

Read moreGulf Of Mexico Oil Spill: Gulf Coast Residents Are Sick, And Dying From BP’s Toxic Chemicals