How Has It Come to This?, Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld, Truthout, August 22, 2010:
The scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a gray sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. ...
A father jokingly throws sand at his little boy who laughs while dodging it. This, against a background of oil rigs and platforms looming in the Gulf. In the foreground, littering the beach, are tar balls.
We stroll through the area, eyeing even more tar balls that bob lazily underwater, amidst sand ripples in the shallows…
[T]hey are in the same location where the father sits, grabbing handfuls of sand to toss near his son.
Why not to throw sand from the Gulf at children, or anyone:
- July 24: Children STILL playing in highly toxic sand containing over 200 ppm oil
- Feds finally admit oil buried “14 inches under the sand” near Destin, Florida
- SHOCK: Water “sample exploded” when chemist tested for oil; “Most likely” methane or Corexit (VIDEO)
- EPA opening public “Decontamination Stations”; 400 people seek medical care after visiting Florida beach