Oil dispersant subject of Orange Beach tests; chemist says he found Corexit, Press-register, October 12, 2010:
For months, locals have complained to Orange Beach elected leaders and others about illnesses they suspect could be traced to the spill.
Councilwoman Pattisue Carranza, a pharmacist, has said she believes that more people were getting sick this summer than in summers past.
“I just want people to know that we are aware that there may be something down there,” Carranza said. “Those people that are healthy today may not have a problem ever. They may have a problem in five years, 10 years, 20 years. That’s something we need to keep in the back of our mind when we’re dealing with BP.”
[Mayor Tom] Kennon called her comments “reckless.” “We were testing and worrying about our folks long before you brought this to the forefront,” the mayor told her at last week’s council meeting.