It is time to get some "fires" burning of our own, if we expect this hideous health hazard to end. An independent Grass Roots Campaign is needed, to raise Public Awareness, and brow-beat the corporate-owned media into finally reporting on these extreme dangers. It is important to note, these health risks are not "conspiracy theories" (such as we see being pushed all around the internet these days, that confuse and obscure the very real issues)... They are SCIENTIFIC FACTS. It is clear beyond any doubt, that the primitive open-air burning of these exotic and non-exotic volatile organic carbon compounds causes a very severe health risk for the people of the United States and SEVERAL NATIONS who happen to be down-wind from it (Mexico, Cuba, and others).
The media appears to be avoiding mentioning this issue, so public opinion does not force BP to haul the highly poisonous mix to shore for proper processing... Which would certainly cost BP plenty more. And there may be another, more elementary and long-standing issue as to why it is being suppressed:
However, the time for such suppressions MUST END... The health dangers from the primitive burning are too CLEAR, too pressing, and too high. The national media must be somehow FORCED to report on this severe Public Health Hazard.. Which is the first step to it being ended.
On my "Facebook" page, I have Published a Note with an idea for how to accomplish this goal. Here it is:
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The Campaign to Stop The Burning
This is the on-site PRIMITIVE burning of the oil and dispersant mix. The relatively "cool" open-air burning only destroys roughly FIFTEEN PERCENT of the poisonous exotic and non-exotic "volatile organic carbon compounds", and Benzene present in this highly toxic stew. The rest, are lofted by the thick black smoke columns up as high as the Stratosphere... To later come down to damage the ecology on LAND as well.. And put MILLIONS of residents AT SEVERE HEALTH RISK.
These highly toxic compounds should be hauled to shore, to be properly and safely processed; either via VERY HIGH HEAT incineration in sealed chambers with "scrubbers" on the exhaust, or by the usual fractional distillation methods of an oil refinery. Either method, would cost BP plenty. This, in my opinion, is why the national mainstream media refuses to report on this extreme health risk... And not only to save BP money; but to keep Public Awareness from considering the EVERY DAY issues of just how poisonous petroleum really is.
WE NEED A CITIZEN'S CAMPAIGN TO STOP THIS!
One idea. is....
THE "STOP THE BURNING" FLOTILLA.
This would be hundreds of fishing, shrimping, and pleasure craft, with thousands of people on board, that would attempt to sail out to the site of the BP Gulf Disaster, to stop the burning. These people would all have a pre-printed "Writ of Citizens Arrest" in hand... To serve the operators of the burning to force them to stop. Here is what such a Writ could say:
Writ For Citizen's Arrest
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