Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dahr Jamail Talks to Al Jazeera English About Dispersants Effects

An investigation by an Al Jazeera online correspondent has found a growing number of toxic illnesses linked to BP oil dispersants along the Gulf coast. Dahr Jamail, author of the special report, told Al Jazeera why BP took such measures.

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Fishermen Report Louisiana Bays Filled With Oil

On Saturday, October 23, Truthout spotted what appeared to be massive areas of weathered oil floating near Louisiana’s fragile marshlands in both East and West Bays along the Mississippi River Delta. In addition, at least two more oil leaks were spotted near oil and gas platforms along Louisiana’s embattled coastline. Four days prior, federal on-scene […]

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BP dispersants ‘causing sickness’

Two-year-old Gavin Tillman of Pass Christian, Mississippi, has been diagnosed with severe upper respiratory, sinus, and viral infections. His temperature has reached more than 39 degrees since September 15, yet his sicknesses continues to worsen. His parents, some doctors, and environmental consultants believe the child’s ailments are linked to exposure to chemicals spilt by BP […]

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Despite Heavy Oil, Louisiana Keeps Fisheries Open

NEW ORLEANS – Massive slicks of weathered oil were clearly visible near Louisiana’s fragile marshlands in both the East and West Bays of the Mississippi River Delta during an overflight that included an IPS reporter on Oct. 23. The problem is that, despite this, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has left much of […]

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