Monday, November 15, 2010

More evidence of the BP disaster that wasn't

Quoting Lou Dolinar
at National Review Online:
“The Great Oil Spill Panic of 2010 will go down in history as mass hysteria on par with the Dutch tulip bubble…

There have been no major fish die-offs. On the contrary, a comprehensive new study says that in some of the most heavily fished areas of the Gulf of Mexico, various forms of sea life, from shrimp to sharks, have seen their populations triple since before the spill. Some species, including shrimp and croaker, did even better.

And meanwhile, the media has greatly exaggerated damage found in studies about coral, which is in some ways more vulnerable to oil and dispersant. Most of it is doing fine.

The growth of the fish population is not occurring because oil is good for fish. Rather, it is occurring because fishing is bad for fish. When fishing was banned for months during the spill, the Gulf of Mexico experienced an unprecedented marine renaissance that overwhelmed any negative environmental consequences the oil may have had, researchers say.”
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Quoting The FDA:

“The collection phase of this assignment was conducted from June 15, 2010 thru July 8, 2010. The analysis was completed August 8, 2010. All samples were analyzed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by the NOAA method. No PAHs were detected above the levels of concern as set forth in the federal and state agreed upon Protocol for Interpretation and Use of sensory testing and Analytical Chemistry Results for Re-Opening Oil-Impacted Areas Closed to Seafood Harvesting.”
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