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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Life After BP

In Stuart Smith's blog on May 16, 2013:

Look anywhere in the Gulf and you’ll find problems — like toxic tar balls

Dean Blanchard is as direct as they come so if you need bedside manner, don’t come here. Whether you agree with what he says or not, Dean speaks the truth as he knows it and in my book, he knows some.

When I asked him about the oil on his porch, Dean looked at me as if to say, that ain’t nothin.’ Just the day before, Dean reported, contractors for BP had collected 5,000 pounds of oil at Grand Terre Island.

Over the last year, Dean said that some 200 to 300 residents had left Grand Isle. “They’re too sick to stay,” he told me. “With all kind of respiratory problems…people couldn’t breathe!”

If memory serves,breathing problems increase with proximity to the oil well head, or the proximity to crude hydrocarbons.

The BP disaster has just begun. Just because Big Media ignores it does not mean it has been remedied and gone away. We are just getting past our opening moves and settling into the long, long middle game.


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