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  •  The link is a general list and not a chemical (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, Don midwest

    composition. All Exxon revealed was that it was Wabasca Heavy Crude. It's hazardous material that is allowed to flow under people's homes, beside lakes and forests, across farmlands. It kills everything living thing it touches in the landscape like black death.

    Most of the videos of the site that I've seen were by activists and witnesses and most were prefaced by car ads. Ironic eh?

    •  You said: (0+ / 0-)

      "It kills everything living thing it touches in the landscape like black death."

      Sorry, but nothing at all contained in any of these tar sands crude stocks has any action of acute toxicity upon dermal exposure that would cause any such result as you claim.

      •  I'm talking about flora and fauna (1+ / 0-)
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        Don midwest

        everything it touches will die, even the ducks that are scrubbed clean don't survive

        You know what I am talking about. It seems to me that you are just doing a reflexive counter comment for almost every comment I make. Many of your comments don't even make sense.

        dermal exposure? I'm talking about fur and feathers. "living things" doesn't refer to people.

        •  There is nothing of the nature of an (0+ / 0-)

          organo phosphate compound that can kill quickly with very limited dermal exposure contained in tar sands crude.

           Exposure of animals to the low molecular weight solvents contained in all crude oil (both conventional heavy sour crude and tar sands synthetic crude) suffer solvent toxicity with similar characteristics to ethanol toxicity....and it can kill and cause nervous system damage if there is substantial body surface exposure.      But such toxicity requires both substantial time of exposure and high proportion of total body area exposed.

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