“Extremely toxic” crude oil could be “slowly killing” the people of the Gulf Coast says LSU columnist

Walking on Thin Ice: Politics come in second during an environmental crisis, The Daily Reveille (LSU), January 23, 2011:

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill had everybody talking about the catastrophe that hit the Gulf Coast for a few moments, shaking their fists at an irresponsible overseas company but hardly doing a thing to solve the underlying problem­ — a problem that could be slowly killing not only our coastal ecosystems but its people, as well. ...

Crude oil, like what leaked from the BP oil spill, is extremely toxic to wildlife and is best handled if cleaned up in the first 24 hours.

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