Cassie Rodenberg reports:
As soon as oil hits water, the ocean begins its deconstruction. In fact, the marine environment handles oil much like a human body handles alcohol: destroying, metabolizing and depositing the excessive compounds —in oil’s case, hydrocarbons—then transforming the compounds into safer substances, says Stanislav Patin, chairman of the Aquatic Toxicology Committee under the Russian Academy of Sciences and international expert on marine pollution.
Explains how 1 million barrels of oil can naturally seep into the ocean each year and life mysteriously goes on.
The state’s solution to the BP spill? Add toxic chemicals.