Former oil field worker: “Could smell the Benzene coming up” into Mobile Bay — “Unbelievable headaches” and “a new rash… on my chest”


Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP's Aftermath, Dahr Jamail for IPS, November 15, 2010:

Joe Overstreet, a merchant seaman, lives in Fairhope, Alabama, which is on the coast and Mobile Bay. ...

"I have a new rash on my body now, on my chest, and this is after an older rash I've had that turned into blisters. ..."

Overstreet worked as an oil disaster response worker for BP. ...

"I have pains on my right side recently, and unbelievable headaches. When they start happening I have to stop everything. I have them every day."

Overstreet, who has worked in the oil fields and is familiar with the dangers and chemicals used, said he and his neighbours "could smell the Benzene coming up into the bay. ..."

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