Monthly Archives: August 2010

Despite “All Clear,” Mississippi Sound Tests Positive for Oil

Story by Dahr Jamail; Photos by Erika Blumenfeld The State of Mississippi’s Department of Marine Resources (DMR) opened all of its territorial waters to fishing on August 6. This was done in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Food and Drug Administration, despite concerns from commercial fishermen in Louisiana, Mississippi, […]

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Fish Kills Worry Gulf Scientists, Fishers, Environmentalists

OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi – Another massive fish kill, this time in Louisiana, has alarmed scientists, fishers and environmentalists who believe they are caused by oil and dispersants. On Aug. 22, St. Bernard Parish authorities reported a huge fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. “By our estimates there were thousands – […]

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Dahr Discusses Gulf Coast Fishing Industry on Democracy Now!

The Obama administration announced last week that it is safe to eat fish and shrimp caught in the 78 percent of federal waters in the Gulf that are now reopened to fishing. But many are still concerned about the levels of toxins in the water and the impact on marine life. Independent journalist Dahr Jamail […]

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How Has it Come to This?

The scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a grey sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. To get to the beach, we walk past a red, plastic barrier fence that until very recently was there to keep people away from the oil-soaked area. Now, there are a few openings […]

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