More cleanup workers come forward: “Massive health problems”, constant swelling, fluid in lungs, kidney problems, lumps (VIDEOS)


JMRexford's Channel, January 30, 2011:

Donna Digby summary:

  • Massive health problems, swelling constantly, skin itches constantly, uncontrollable diabetes, upper respiratory infections all the time, fluid in lungs
  • Machines "flipped the sand" so tourists could not see how bad it was
  • Description of troubling work conditions

Kimberly Steward summary:

  • Tar balls stuck to legs
  • Constant itch, sores, kidney problems, 6-10 times per night to go to bathroom, hurting all the time
  • Workers told how hazardous tar balls were at meetings, but when beachgoers asked if it was safe, workers were not allowed to answer them
  • Kids were walking up with handfuls of tar balls to help cleanup

Jessica Stephens summary:

  • Rash all over face
  • Short term memory loss
  • Lump below breast
  • Unable to go to doctor because unable to afford it
  • People scared to even speak about it

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