Editor's Note:STATE OF THE NATIONan environmental site posted a long and detailed look at the problem of proliferating "flesh eating bacteria" and oxygen destroying microbial action expanding "dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico off of Louisiana. Their conclusions include that we are not finished being damaged by the BP oil spill yet, but non point specific agricultural and urban run off from the Mississippi contributes to the problem as well threatening America's largest commercial fishery. Below is a lead in to the story followed by a link to the full story at STATE OF THE UNION'S site. If you don't want to read some sample material from the report before linking over 3 links are located above.
From STATE OF THE UNION:
"The basic story is that the Gulf of Mexico is slowly dying. How and why it is dying is not a narrative the EPA, CDC, US Coast Guard or NIH is ever likely to publish. Taken to the next level of understanding, it becomes quite obvious that the predominant environmental profile of the geographic location in which we live will always be reflected by our own individual bioterrain (environmental profile). If an individual lives near Fukushima for any length of time, then radiation will show up in their body. If they work and play downwind from a biomass incinerator, those airborne contaminants will in time accumulate in his or her body.
Likewise, the GOM (Gulf of Mexico) has its own environmental profile which affects all who live near it, work in or on it, as well as eat the catch from its waters. Even those who live at a distance can be affected by the GOM’s chemical profile to the extent that the regional hydrological cycle brings moisture and chemicals (remember Acid Rain) from the GOM over their homes and businesses. The massive spraying of Corexit throughout the Gulf has only exacerbated this situation to the extent that such dispersants are still permitted to ‘disappear’ both new and old oil spills. READ MORE:http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=6500