“People are getting sick down here” says business owner — “They left the oil here… oil’s still all around us”


After Spill, Grand Isle Ready For Tourists Again, WDSU, February 14, 2011:

"It was too expensive for BP to pick up the oil. They left the oil here," [Dean Blanchard, owner of a Grand Isle seafood business] said.

"The oil's still all around us over here. People are getting sick down here.

You know, I think I'm going to see tar balls for the rest of my life coming up on the beach at Grand Isle."

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