Sunday, June 27, 2010

BP oil gusher spreads further;
What's happening to clean up workers?

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The oil is coating coasts in four states now ... New York Times map.

Yesterday a medical friend attended a training for First Responders. Many aspects of this involved dealing with toxics. Discussing it, we agreed that we hate to think what clean up crews are encountering on Gulf beaches.

CNN has investigated this question:


If it is true that the average lifespan of the people who worked on the Exxon Valdez clean up was 51 and most are now dead, there are horrors ahead.

Many of the Gulf workers are immigrants, according a report from Feet in Two Worlds reporter Annie Correal.

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