Paper: “Time may never heal the worst of the health concerns of the spill, concerns that those sickened by oil and chemicals can’t discard”


Rehabilitating our beaches, The Anniston Star Editorial Board, February 14, 2011:

[Environmental scientist Wilma Subra] laid out a depressing picture of fishermen and beach cleanup crews being polluted by a toxic brew of chemicals from the oil and the dispersants used to expedite the process. There was too much exposure to chemicals and too little use of proper safety equipment, attendees said.

For now, we’ll restate our concern about the work of Subra and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network: The results of their sampling are troubling, but they need to test more than a handful of people for their findings to have a wider impact. Twelve people aren’t a big-enough sample.

Nevertheless, the fact remains that the enduring effects of the spill hover over the Gulf Coast today...

[T]ime may never heal the worst of the health concerns of the spill, concerns that those sickened by oil and chemicals can’t discard.

1 comment to Paper: “Time may never heal the worst of the health concerns of the spill, concerns that those sickened by oil and chemicals can’t discard”

  • uncomfortablynumb

    Selfishness & Altruism

    I ain’t never gonna be scared no more. I was, though. For a while it looked as though we was beat. Good and beat. Looked like we didn’t have nobody in the whole wide world but enemies. Like nobody was friendly no more. Made me feel kinda bad and scared too, like we was lost and nobody cared…. Rich fellas come up and they die, and their kids ain’t no good and they die out, but we keep on coming. We’re the people that live. They can’t wipe us out, they can’t lick us. We’ll go on forever, Pa, cos we’re the people. – Ma Joad - Grapes of Wrath....and "The Burning Platform"

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