New Website: Gulf Research for All


For weeks now, researchers Dr. William Sawyer and Marco Kaltofen, P.E., have been collecting powerful evidence that refutes two of the most controversial federal government assertions about the Deepwater Horizon spill. First, that the “vast majority” of the spill is gone, and second, that seafood from oil-impacted waters is not compromised. The research of Sawyer and Kaltofen is impeccable and the methodology sound. And we’d like to share it with everybody – and we’ve come up with a way to do just that.

It’s been suggested to me, frequently, that these sorts of findings be posted online somewhere so people can easily examine results for themselves – the opposite of the non-transparency of the BP “research.” We’ve taken those repeated suggestions to heart. So, now, research compiled by Gulf Oil Disaster Recovery and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) is available at a public website maintained by Mr. Kaltofen’s company, Boston Chemical Data. You may especially like the mapping function, which shows where samples are being taken.

Indeed, we are finding that oil is showing up all over the Gulf both underwater in the form of plumes and on our beaches and coastlines. Our research indicates that PAHs (polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons) are present in shrimp from the impacted areas. And the PAHs in the waters off Florida are at levels 43 times the levels of shrimp from inland, low-impact areas sampled in Louisiana. In our estimation, it may take eight months before the toxic soup BP left in the Gulf has had substantial enough biodegradation to announce an ‘all clear’ on seafood.

View the press release on the website launch:

To learn more about how safe our waters are, visit the new website:

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