Category Archives: Oil Spill Health Issues

Furious Growth and Cost Cuts Led To BP Accidents Past and Present

A ProPublica and PBS FRONTLINE investigation. “The Spill [1],” a PBS FRONTLINE documentary drawn from this reporting, airs tonight. Check local listings. Jeanne Pascal turned on her TV April 21 to see a towering spindle of black smoke slithering into … Continue reading

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America’s Gulf: A Toxic Crime Scene

by Stephen Lendman at the Dissident Voice On August 4, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a Department of Commerce agency, reported that: The vast majority of the oil from the BP oil spill has either evaporated or been … Continue reading

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Scientists Deeply Concerned About BP Disaster Long Term Impact

Dahr Jamail August 2nd, 2010 | Inter Press Service GULFPORT, United States – Contrary to recent media reports of a quick recovery in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists and biologists are “deeply concerned” about impacts that will likely span “several decades.” “My … Continue reading

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BP Oil Poisons the Gulf of Mexico’s Food Chain

Story by Dahr Jamail, Photography by Erika Blumenfeld, Inter Press Service | Report NEW ORLEANS – Environmental experts warn that the eco-systems and food chain in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding region already deeply harmed and toxified by the … Continue reading

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Feinberg sells compensation fund to spill victims

Feinberg, who is being paid by BP, declined to provide his salary. “That’s something between me and BP,” he said. By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON – The administrator of a $20 billion Gulf oil spill compensation fund … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Photos Show Spill Workers Without Protective Gear

There’s something missing in the Coast Guard’s latest PR photos of oil spill cleanup workers: protective gear. at ProPublica No less than three items required for beach cleaning operations [1] by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — coveralls, rubber … Continue reading

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Suicide of spill worker prompts call for mental health aid

Greenspace LA Times After the suicide of a Gulf Coast fishing boat captain, Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) on Friday called on BP to fund efforts to address the “rising number of mental health problems” in the region caused by the … Continue reading

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