|URGENT NOTICE! |
EPA DISPERSANT TEST RESULTS ARE IN AND
JD 2000 VASTLY OUTPERFORMS ALL OTHERS!
On 6-30-2010 the EPA released their preliminary results for the first round of dispersant testing.
In the pdf "Comparative Toxicity of Eight Oil Dispersant Products on Two Gulf of Mexico Aquatic Test Species", Page 10-Table 1 shows that Corexit 9500 is 18.76 times more toxic than JD 2000 and Page 11-Table 2 shows that Corexit 9500 is over 43 times more toxic than JD 2000.
In the pdf "Analysis of Eight Oil Spill Dispersants Using In Vitro Tests for Endocrine and Other Biological Activity" it is stated that in the conclusion on page 44 that "As with the cell-based assays, JD 2000 is the least toxic in the whole animal assay."
Since dispersants have never in history been used on a scale of this magnitude, doesn't it just make sense to use the least toxic dispersant available?
Analysis of Eight Oil Spill Dispersants Using In Vitro Tests for Endocrine and Other Biological Activity, June 30, 2010 (PDF)
Comparative Toxicity of Eight Oil Dispersant Products on Two Gulf of Mexico Aquatic Test Species (click to view PDF)
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GlobeMark Resources’ goal is to assist in mitigating the damaging effects of oil spills on marine ecology and the total environment. The company's objective is to introduce environmentally-friendly, cost-effective products to enhance efficacy, with minimal toxicity, in the cleanup and control of oil spills-releases into fresh water and salt water bodies, wherever the need may be.
Oil spills, leakage, and contamination are common occurrences. The world’s dependence on oil as an essential energy source necessitates oil companies to explore, drill and transport oil from around the globe. As a result, spillage continuously occurs and responsible companies and governmental agencies must respond accordingly. In the past, responses to accidental oil releases were slow due to lack of technology and capability. A classical and exemplary event was the crude oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska on March 1989. Oil spill countermeasures were insufficient to handle the nearly 11 million barrels of Alaskan crude oil spilled into the Sound.
With the eyes of the world watching, pressure mounting, and decisions needing to be made quickly; it is critical that we choose solutions which will both help the emergent situation as well as minimize impact on the environment in the long run. The media has been inundated with experts warning the industry and making the public aware of the dangers of toxicity in the dispersants being used in the gulf.
When the present attention on the ongoing spill has passed, focus will be turned to the aftermath and environmental impact. Tough questions will be asked about measures which were not taken, but even closer scrutiny will be placed on the actions implemented in the heat of the crisis. Given any two otherwise comparable dispersants, is there any justification for using one that is many more times toxic?
JD-2000 has been vetted in real-time tests by Louisiana State University. These tests were conducted in the native marshlands of Louisiana. JD-2000 has not only had its efficacy demonstrated in salt, brackish and fresh waters, it is also unparalleled in its minimal toxicity to the delicate marine and coastal ecosystems now under grave threat.
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