20th Anniversary 20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill - Plans are underway for a multi-community event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Click here to view Partners in Prevention: 20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill page or view the Partners in Prevention Flyer.
3-24-09 RCAC sponsors all day videos of EVOS at Civic Center (907-834-5000)  8:30am - 5:30pm
Teleconference in Anchorage, Seward, Cordova, Valdez

I attended most of the day's activities;  It was very well put together, and I learned a few things, too

10:30—12:00 Dena’ina Center, 600 W. 7th Avenue, K’enakatnu Executive Board Room Partners in Prevention and Response Panel
Industry, agency and citizen group representatives will discuss 20 years of improvements in oil transportation. Donna Schantz, Acting Executive Director, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council Tim Plummer, President, Tesoro Maritime Anil Mathur, CEO, Alaska Tanker Company Greg Jones, V.P. Operations, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Betty Schorr, Industry Preparedness Program Manager, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
1:00-1:45 Herring Restoration Panel (Cordova) Forest Service building
Presented by Cordova’s Prince William Sound Science Center and the Oil Spill Recovery Institute, scientists will discuss the current status of herring restoration in Prince William Sound. Nancy Bird, President of the Prince William Sound Science Center, and Director of the Oil Spill Recovery Institute in Cordova will moderate the discussion with Dr. Scott Pegau and R.J. Kopchak.

There was a 'full house' in Valdez for the SERVS presentation

3:00-3:45 Valdez, Civic and Convention Center by Mike Meadors, Director of Alyeska/SERVS  

SERVS -Alyeska Pipeline
Mike L. Meadors
SERVS Manager
P.O. Box 109
Valdez, AK  99686

3:45-4:45 Sponsored by Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward:  Dr Pam Tuomi, oversaw animal recovery '89 ... At end comment:  the story of Robin Crochet of Louisiana, a worker with the baby seals in Seward, Alaska during the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup.  Marc Della Rocca? *

& Darryl Schaefermeyer, Seward City Manager in 1989

"Black Wave - The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez"  ... www.blackwavethefilm.com  Documentary DVD 20 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill focusing the happenings afterwards especially as it affected a nearby fishing town, Cordova

3-24-89 to 3-24-09 (20 years)

It wasn't the ship's fault!  Bring Back the Exxon Valdez!


RE: decline of herring  report 4 mb pdf
(back up)
Another variable scientists and researchers need to consider for loss of herring is the hazardous chemical being sprayed on beaches, and that was just as likely that the herring swam through a pool of it: VHS? or a chemical poisoning that would cause bleeding through scales, spiraling downward as they swam (nervous system damage), no bladders (kidneys). Even if a virus is found, doesn't mean it is the cause of all that ails them.

Exxon admits to 25 tons of Inipol in water (a college reported 230 tons) 

(Excludes Corexit sprayed from the air; and experimented with on beaches in July, 1989)

That this chemical was also a teratogen, so damage to reproduction and future generations was part of what it does.

They were 'spray and washing' the beaches with a poison; although they were trying to improve a bad situation, they made it worse. Inipol is no longer manufactured (12% 2-butoxyethanol), but Corexit is (38% 2-butoxyethanol & still approved Nation wide by the US Coast Guard)

In 1989 Inipol EAP 22 was tested on Knight Island  * on LaTouche Island and on Kodiak

In 1990 ... in Seward *  / Also testing in 1991@ __________ ?


I did not realize that the herring numbers have leveled off & not spiked since about 1993 (?) and there have been no herring fished as a crop since 1995

Biologists Found   *  *

Would you want this Corexit chemical dumped in our Alaska waters
such as I suspect the herring ran into in 1993 ? ... www.valdezlink.com/inipol/no.htm


What about sperm counts?

US Coast Guard's man who monitored 'the experiment' came down with ZERO sperm

Maybe we need to farm raise herring - and spray good sperm into breeding pools?

Give them glyconutrients & gamma globulin to revitalize herring breeding

There is some encouraging reports that gamma globulin will help autoimmune action on platelets, so on red blood cells, & other autoimmune issues, too?

Maybe we need to airlift herring and dump them into PWS?  Alaska has laws against farming finned animals (fish), but we have an emergency here.  (Or maybe we can have a herring hatchery (though none exist anywhere now)?

If the USA can airlift food to a starving Germany after WWII (plane after plane after plane), surely we can figure out how to restock / replace the depleted herring in Alaska's Prince William Sound!

How could we do this?

Idea from Mr. P, "How about transporting herring from the giant herring fishery at Sitka to Prince William Sound instead of sending their eggs to Japan?"


Idea from Mr. W, "How about from Togiak?"


When I first noticed 2-butoxyethanol  *

2-Butoxyethanol   CAS Nr 111-76-2

10-12% of product by weight in Inipol EAP 22 

C6H14O2/CH3(CH2)2CH2OCH2CH2OH    Per its own MSDS:   * 

This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to the water environment and aquifer.

Sea Otter studies after 10 years:  http://www.adn.com/evos/stories/T99032750.html

"Williams also found deteriorated livers and that about half of the pups born to the captive sea otters were stillborn"


Replicate an experiment:  Put a cup of anti-freeze (the glycol ether most commonly used in dispersants is ethylene glycol monobutyl ether) * in a small aquarium with gold fish.  What happens to them?

                             Glycol BUTYL Ether ... 2-butoxyethanol is not without research

EGBE is an organic solvent, a neurotoxin, a pesticide, a teratogen

(damages our genes & causes many birth defects) ... a poison !

2-Butoxy Ethanol is on the Right to Know Hazardous Substance List because it is cited by
  • OSHA,
  • OCGIH,
  • DOT,
  • NIOSH,
  • IRIS and
  • NFPA


  • CAS Number: 111-76-2
    RTJ Substance Number: 0275
    DOT Number: UN 2369

    Now elevated (2001 revised Aug 2008) to Health Hazard Rating 3 (NFPA)

    2-butoxy Ethanol can affect you by ingestion and may be absorbed through the skin
    2-butoxyethanol should be handled as a CARCINOGEN - WITH EXTREME CAUTION
    (Contact can irritate the skin and eyes with possible eye damage)
    Inhaling 2-butoxy Ethanol can irritate the nose and throat
    2-butoxy Ethanol can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
    Exposure can cause headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, & passing out.
    2-Butoxy Ethanol may damage the liver & kidneys.


  • NJ Hazardous Chemical Fact sheet on 2-butoxyethanol pdf 6 pages  * 
    Above quoted info from this pdf doc ... PAGE 1


    Cancer Hazard
    Many scientists believe there is no safe level of exposure to a carcinogen.

    Reproductive Hazard
    2-butoxy Ethanol may damage the developing fetus.
    There is limited evidence that 2-Butoxy Ethanol may damage the male reproductive system (including decreasing the sperm count) in animals and may affect female fertility in animals

    Other Effects
    2-Butoxy Ethanol may damage the liver and kidneys.


Just because I back up info with a copy on my site does not mean I originate the research *

(Find the Anemia that BUTYL causes) & these issues for people *

It is easy to be exposed to this BUTYL    ...   The worst pesticide

Would gamma globulin help autoimmune issues?  *


Coast Guard Vice Adm. Clyde Robbins *  

the on-scene coordinator for the spill cleanup

"What in the world are we doing testing this stuff now?"

 Robbins asks. (Where is Clyde Robbins?)


"Did You Know that Since the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Cleanup,

the Herring Have Been Found to Have Bent Backs?" shared by a fisherman 

"They are Being Born Deformed"

*  *

You will find sinus congestion, diarrhea, blood in urine, flu symptoms as signs of exposure.  Also kidney and liver damage.  Proof that the chemical of harm is 2-butoxyethanol is the red blood cell damage: 

The identifying marker for exposure to 2-butoxyethanol, when anemia is advanced is low red blood cells:
AIHA or IMHA (Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia or Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia) and in this case there would be very high white blood cell counts as a sign of this anemia. (I think it is the anemia that doctors can't find in CFIDS, CFS, FM ... because too many autoimmune issues start up at once.)

(Look at Red Blood Cells)      Find anemia

Harm from benzene in oil would cause aplastic anemia in which red, white and platelet cells are prevented from being made in the first place. aplastic or aiha?

Corexit has been around since 1972

It was considered for the EVOS cleanup, but then passed over

After some worker trials with it in July, 1989


 RCAC Position: "NO dispersants to be used in Prince William Sound!"



"Peter Moutasano, a Department of Environmental Conservation member of the Resource Assessment Team in the area warned a reporter not to touch the rocks with bare hands because the fertilizer attacks red blood cells and can cause liver and kidney damage."  ADN, 9-16-89 http://www.adn.com/evos/stories/EV123.html 

The reason you see so much liver and kidney damage as a cause of death for cats and dogs  *

is because this chemical is regularly used in home cleaning products - but non disclosed

Try finding how much of this poison is in your home cleaning products!

The law doesn't require companies to disclose to housewives, and you can really get the run around

if you ask Bissell for what's in their carpet cleaner ... or what's in Clean Shower  *

There are some laws that need to be changed

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