“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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