Susanne Posel, Contributor
In Louisiana, remnants of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is washing up on shore in the form of tarballs that are heavily laced with Corexit.
A representative from the Louisiana state Wildlife and Fisheries Department remarked that a “large mat of tar on one beach and concentrations of tar balls on adjacent beaches.”
Researchers from the UN-sponsored Greenpeace have taken samples along the affected beaches in the Bin Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. It is estimated that 1 million barrels of oil remain at the seabed in the Gulf of Mexico, left behind by the BPDH oil spill.
This re-emergence of the prior disaster has prompted officials in Washington, DC to request federal agencies reassess the Gulf region’s safety as residents are continuously being exposed to Corexit and remnants of the oil spill.
Garret Graves, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s top adviser on coastal issues, asserts that “there’s a smoking gun” and demands that tests be conducted on the origin of the oil.
State officials have restricted fishing, keeping commercial and recreational fishing out of the areas affected. Tar mats have been identified on multiple beaches and surveys are finding more. Graves is concerned that the preliminary studies are not through.
BP said in a public statement regarding the allegations that the 2010 oil spill is the cause of this new phenomenon:
With many of the southern parishes of Louisiana still inundated with flood waters and not accessible at this time, it is premature to make any claims about possible oiling there — whether it is from the Deepwater Horizon accident or any other source.
BP is choosing to wait for the “Coast Guard’s federal on-scene coordinator” before admitting that the residual oil is from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Coast Guard Capt. Peter Gautier confirmed that there are concurrent investigations of pollution caused by negligence due to leaks and oil sheens from tank batteries and wellheads as well as storage tanks that were situated at a closed railroad terminal. These tank cars contained hazardous chemicals that were compromised and contaminated neighboring areas.
Before Tropical Storm Isaac hit the shores of Louisiana, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stated publicly: “Isaac has finally formed into a hurricane, so we are officially in the fight and the city of New Orleans is on the front lines.”
A state of emergency had been declared in three Gulf Coast states with mandatory evacuations of residents living on the coastline. Jean Lafitte Mayor Tim Kerner said that tidal surge is the concern.
Four thousand of the Louisiana National Guard were preemptively deployed to New Orleans, have “taken up strategic positions around” the city. Their purpose is to assist with disaster relief, emergency preparations, and crowd control.
Landrieu has kept the city under a dusk-to-dawn curfew to be enforced by the Army National Guard who has been deployed in the city to control the citizens. Invoking Katrina, Landrieu is using the example from 2005 to justify the military on the streets in New Orleans.
The Army Corps of Engineers closed the newly built floodgate along the storm-surge barrier of New Orleans at Lake Borgne. This system includes a flood defense system of walls, floodgates, levees and pumps costing $14.5 billion to stave off potential tidal surges based on the destruction during Katrina.
Anticipating problems in production, oil speculation based on future production in the Gulf of Mexico, because of Isaac’s threat has fallen 24%, says the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
Eighty percent of oil production has come to a halt off shore in the Gulf of Mexico as refineries brace for impact and will remain closed throughout the incident which will force a great reduction of fuel supplies. The White House has released a statement confirming that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) will be tapped into in the coming weeks.
The US Energy Department announced that the Obama administration is “loaning 1 million barrels of oil to Marathon Petroleum” due to Isaac. Steven Chu, former BP executive and current Energy Secretary, said:
Today’s announcement is part of the broader federal effort to respond to those impacted by Hurricane Isaac. This emergency loan from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will help ensure Marathon’s refining operations have the crude oil they need to continue operating.
This “loan” will be extracted from the SPR.
Due to anticipation of this action, oil speculation fell just ahead of Isaac in consuming nations with the fear of having to release emergency reserves to stimulate the global economy.
In 2010, Deepwater Horizon, which drilled into the Macondo Prospect operated by British Petroleum (BP) was responsible for the release of more than 4.9 million barrels of crude oil that dispersed into the Gulf of Mexico.
To aid in the cleaning of the spill, BP authorized the use of Corexit. The chemical is touted as being a dispersant that breaks up the oil into bio-degradable droplets that will “immediately sink below the surface” reducing the oil’s exposure to surrounding wildlife and exposure to humans.
Corexit was found to be deadly and its use in the Gulf was directly causational to the plankton, fish, birds and wildlife. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated Corexit’s use in oil spill clean-up is a “trade-off to lessen the overall environmental impact.”
This trade-off infiltrated beaches and coastlines from Louisiana to Florida and made the regions completely toxic. After some time, and contamination of Corexit in the natural environment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered BP to use an alternative asserting that corexit was too poisonous.
According to the Army Corps of Engineers, in 2007 the US government allocated 40 billion for a project to depopulate the Gulf Coast region. The purpose of depopulating residents from this area was touted as the creation of a natural barrier to save the coastline from future hurricanes.
Susan Rees, project director, said: “The whole concept of trying to remove people and properties from the coast is very, very challenging. The desire to live by the water is strong.”
With the new threat of Corexit laced tarballs strewn across beaches in Louisiana, there may be a resurrection of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the depopulation agenda to reserve the area for multi-national corporations to create an area designated for oil drilling that would be void of environmental concerns with the removal of the residential population.
Most recently, in Louisiana, a giant sinkhole in Grand Bayou is expelling gas that has been shown to contain cancer-causing chemicals, according to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network.
The area is estimated to be 3 football fields long and radioactive.
Combining the Corexit laced tarballs and the radioactive material emanating from the sinkholes, residents are being requested to evacuate in record numbers. Isaac is expected to bring down oil production by 40% while the Red Cross is preparing shelters for displaced residents.
Considering the activity in the Gulf region, the many depopulation efforts and the strange radioactive gas emanating from a sinkhole in Louisiana, the strange path Isaac is taking which mirrors Katrina’s could be more than just a coincidence. HAARP has been used in the past to cause massive damage by seemingly natural means. This may just be another instance of the global Elite using weather control and modification to achieve their agenda.
Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism. Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporately funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.