SLABBED Daily – July 19, 2010

With the collection of news on my desktop, a catch-all catch-up revival of “SLABBED Daily is in order – regardless of just how “daily” such posts will be.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality posted a news release on its Web site Friday containing the results of testing of oil waste at the Pecan Grove landfill in Harrison County. From samples taken July 9 it did not detect hazardous elements in the oil-spill waste.”

“The results showed the tar ball-like material was non-detect for the crude-oil components that are considered to be hazardous — metals, and volatile and semivolatile organic compounds,” according to the release. “These hazardous components are stripped away by the natural weathering that occurs in the weeks or months it takes for the oil to travel from the well site to Mississippi. The remaining material is comprised of high molecular weight hydrocarbons similar to asphalt.

Anyone else wondering what  MDEQ didn’t test for that the sample contained? Just saying that with certain coastal state  universities selling out to BP, all research becomes suspect (unless it comes from Rob Young and other scientists like those at the University of South Alabama).

Naturally, I had to follow the link provided and check out the facebook page for “Bring Fresh Air back to Mississippi” and, naturally, I then had to follow the link from facebook to that “gratuitous discussion” AKA The Louis CK Interview That Got ‘Fresh Air’ Banned from Mississippi.

It’s sooooo embarrassing, but clearly my duty, to inform our readers that it appears some of the same people who can’t take a joke  – “because nobody has sex in Mississippi and there are certainly no unattractive or overweight people who live there” – think nothing of letting BP  f#@$ with our universities.