Environmental Protection Agency?, Dahr Jamail, December 6, 2010:
Shirley and Don Tillman from Pass Christian, Mississippi, have been outspoken in their belief that BP’s dispersants have been making people sick. They were in BP’s oil response Vessels of Opportunity program, and several of their family members and friends are sick from what they believe are chemicals in BP’s dispersants.
On October 19th they were visited by Special Agent James Kejonen from NOAA, and Special Agent Ben Bryant with US Fish and Wildlife. The agents told the Tillman’s they were collecting information for a government investigation into dispersants and possible problems associated with them.
"I gave them a sample we’d taken from Long Beach that I thought had Corexit," Shirley Tillman told Al Jazeera. "They were very friendly and seemed sincere, but we haven’t heard back from either of them, and they won’t return our phone calls."
Past reports on the Tillmans: