The Gulf Oil Disaster Hits Home
NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — There is a danger lurking at your office Holiday Party, at your favorite restaurant and even at your dinner table… you can’t see it, you can’t taste it, but propylene glycol and sub-surface oil, have tainted Gulf shrimp and, likely, other seafood. “The problem has come to our homes and families,” says Actor/Author/Radio host, Stephen Baldwin – the director of the upcoming documentary, WILL TO DRILL. Scott Smith, CEO of Opflex Solutions LLC adds, “I created Opflex(TM) to combat pollutants of all types in our waters. Opflex(TM) has been officially listed on the National Contingency Plan by the EPA.”
Opflex(TM) is the first low carbon impact (LCI (TM)), reusable foam that absorbs oil and allows water to flow through. With 500% greater surface area than the white adsorbent booms previously used in the Gulf, Opflex(TM) BOOMS, MOPS, and Snare BOOMS can capture surface oil sheen. Submersible Opflex(TM) POM POMs can capture sub-surface oil in equal measure. Submersible POM POMs of the open cell Opflex(TM) material have been proven to work in the affected areas for months now but this solution is being ignored by those in leadership positions within the Gulf Cleanup process. This is quite a surprise since BP has already ordered and taken delivery on more than 2 million square feet of Opflex(TM).
Opflex(TM) has been proven to be one of the most effective solutions and can immediately help with the dangerous situation in the Gulf, as a substantial amount of US shrimp delivered throughout the US comes from this area. Smith and Baldwin recently returned from THE RALLY FOR TRUTH in Grand Isle Louisiana, a gathering of local residents who are disputing what has been presented as the truth about the Gulf Oil Situation. Clint Guidry, the representative of the Shrimp Harvesters on the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force, spoke to the crowd at THE RALLY and told of the health problems Shrimp Harvesters face due to the oil and dispersants that remain in the Gulf, “Fishermen have told me that they are 3-4 miles from the source and they aren’t being issued respiratory protective equipment. How they are finding the oil is that they ride around and their eyes burn and they are coughing and choking,” says Guidry. According to the Coast Guard, over 4,200 square miles of Gulf Waters have been closed to Royal Red Shrimping due to tar balls showing up in Commercial Shrimpers’ nets.
“After gathering certified lab reports from GeoLabs, it has been become very apparent that massive amounts of propylene glycol, a chemical found in the dispersants used and an ingredient found in antifreeze, is lurking beneath the surface of Pensacola Bay. Recently Opflex(TM) POM POMs submerged around Pensacola Buoy #13 have been found to have absorbed materials that appear to match oil detected and gathered in the same fashion in Venice, LA back in August,” explains Smith of the pollutants’ spread. David Kahler, President of Geo Labs, Inc., stated, “It is interesting that within a relatively short 13 hour time span, Opflex(TM) POM POMs detected plumes of oil in large levels below the surface of the water, without there being any indication of oil at the surface.” Kahler continues, “My understanding is that this contamination and oil spill could be there for a great length of time.”
David Kahler added, “I do believe that Opflex(TM) material is the only product that absorbs this oil and associated dispersants from a sheen or less than a sheen which should be employed in monitoring at these buoy locations.” Baldwin and Smith along with Opflex(TM) continue to be committed to helping the people of the Gulf region preserve and protect their waters.
SOURCE Opflex Solutions LLC