(PreventDisease) – Oil Spill Aftermath? It’s Only The Beginning!
Can you complete the following sentence? The BP oil spill is now ___________. If you used words or phrases such as “contained”, “over”, “capped”, “out of the news” or “under control”, you have unfortunately fallen prey to the mind play of the mainstream media. The oil spill is none of these things except perhaps out of the news. In fact, the aftermath of the biggest environmental disaster in history has not yet begun. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Gulf fishermen being held responsible for toxic seafood
The US government, and even President Obama himself, have said that Gulf seafood is safe to eat in the wake of the massive BP oil spill.
But an admission from the federal government that it hasn’t been testing Gulf seafood for toxic heavy metals, and news that fishermen are being forced to sign waivers making them liable for toxins in their catch, suggest not everyone is convinced of the safety of Gulf seafood. Read More Here
(Truthout) – Environmental Disaster in the Gulf. How Has it Come to This? – Thousands of lives devastated – Dahr Jamail
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 that beach goers can use. The fence is left largely intact, I presume, for when they will need to close the beach again when the next invasion of BP’s oil occurs. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Portions of the Gulf are So Toxic that Dolphins, Fish, Crabs, Stingrays and Other Animals are “Trying to Crawl Out of the Water”
On Friday, Inter Press Service reported:
Danny Ross, a commercial fisherman from Biloxi… said he has watched horseshoe crabs trying to crawl out of the water, and other marine life like stingrays and flounder trying to escape the water as well. He believes this is because the water is hypoxic. …
David Wallis, another fisherman from Biloxi… [said] “I’ve seen crabs crawling out of the water in the middle of the day. This is going to be affecting us far into the future.”
This has been a common occurrence since BP started spilling oil into the Gulf.
The Post Chronicle noted on August 12th: Continue reading