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cory777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:32 PM
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Health Effects After Exxon Valdez Went Unstudied
Source: ProPublica/WKRG

In a report on Tuesday, McClatchy Newspapers pointed out that neither industry nor the government seems to have studied the health of Exxon Valdez cleanup workers after the 1989 spill.

Since oil started pouring from BP's well into the Gulf of Mexico, there have been promises all around: promises from oil executives to learn new lessons, promises from the EPA to remedy the dearth of science about dispersants -- promises addressing the same concerns that could have been studied decades ago after spills like Exxon's.

Here's what Exxon told McClatchy:

Exxon has consistently maintained that there's no evidence spill workers experienced any adverse health effects as a result of the cleanup. Spokeswoman Cynthia Bergman said she isn't aware of any long-term study the company conducted on its own.


Read more: http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/health-effec... /



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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:38 PM
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1. This is standard
The phrase to watch out for is: "In the exisitng literature there is nothing to connect the chemicals to the illnesses."
Corporations want to keep it that way too.

I also blame our occupational/environmental medical societies for going along with this garbage. As long as they make their money they will send their patients to the welfare roll with a steady supply to come.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:15 AM
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2. +1
K&R
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