Countdown: BP covers up its missteps – Riki Ott

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2 thoughts on “Countdown: BP covers up its missteps – Riki Ott

  1. I am in Ocean Springs,Mississippi. Our community needs help. Our local officials have continued to let people get in the water that they know is contaminated. The public was not notified that BP was using dispersent in our water. The dispersent was sprayed at night and the beaches remained open. Tourists and locals alike have been exposed. Now they have opened the water for fishing. People won’t listen they believe the PR that they are being told without questioning because the government is supposed to take care of them, and they have sold us out.


  2. The continuing health problems of people involved in cleanup of the Exxon Valdez spill present urgent lessons for the Gulf cleanup crews. This alert has been posted since day one of the Gulf crude oil spill, and I will continue posting until BP supplies beach oil cleanup workers respirators.

    Dear Gulf Residents.

    The crude oil is toxic.

    My name is Merle Savage, a female general foreman during the Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) beach cleanup, and one of the 11,000+ cleanup workers, who is suffering from health issues from that toxic cleanup, without compensation from Exxon.

    Dr. Riki Ott visited me in 2007 to explain about the toxic spraying on the beaches, and informed me that Exxon’s medical records that surfaced in litigation by sick workers in 1994, had been sealed from the public, making it impossible to hold Exxon responsible for their actions.

    Beach crews breathed in crude oil that splashed off the rocks and into the air — the toxic exposure turned into chronic breathing conditions, central nervous system problems, neurological impairment, chronic respiratory disease, leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, liver damage, and blood disease.

    My web site is devoted to searching for EVOS cleanup workers who were exposed to the toxic spraying, and are suffering from the same illnesses that I have. Our summer employment turned into a death sentence for many — and a life of unending medical conditions for the rest of Exxon’s Collateral Damaged.


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