Current Comment (The Editors), America Magazine, November 15, 2010:
BP’s next stage of clean-up must be more deliberate and thorough than its earlier efforts.
Then the company spread dispersants to break up and sink the oil, despite the fact that these substances contain compounds known to cause cancer, genetic mutations and harm to the growth of embryos.
Many Gulf Coast residents are now facing major health issues, including respiratory problems and internal hemorrhaging; and chemicals present in crude oil have even been found in the blood of clean-up workers.
The story of the damage caused by the oil is not over. It is just beginning.