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Exclusive: Gulf oil dispersant contained extremely toxic carcinogen

(Read Part I: Gulf seafood poses long-term health risks and Part II: Heavy metals go untested in Gulf.) A major potential long-term health concern left in the wake of BP’s catastrophic oil spill is the nearly two million gallons of dispersant sprayed over and pumped into the Gulf, scientists say.…

Oil spill clean-up boats recalled after crews fall ill

Update at bottom: 7 in hospital receiving treatment for contact with dispersant NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – All 125 commercial fishing boats helping oil recovery efforts off Louisiana’s Breton Sound area have been recalled after four workers reported health problems, officials said. The crew members aboard three separate vessels “reported…

BP kept using toxic chemical in Gulf despite EPA warning

Angry Louisians watched fragile shorelines and rare birds become coated in thick crude Monday as BP came under mounting pressure ahead of a make-or-break “top kill” operation to stem the tide of oil streaming into the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that “state and federal officials…

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