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Dolphin Illnesses Linked to Gulf Oil Spill

January 3, 2014, 1:18 pm

Dolphins living in an area heavily impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill show higher incidences of lung disease, hormonal abnormalities, and other health effects, a new study finds.

Australia Exposes Health Catastrophe of BP Oil Spill

August 22, 2013, 9:26 am

Australia’s 60 Minutes television program aired a two-part exposé called “Crude Solution” this month, detailing the health effects that BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill had on residents of the United States’ Gulf Coast, and how the same dispersants used by BP are still being used in Australia. Specifically, “Crude Solution” focuses on the devastating effects of the chemical dispersants Corexit 9500A and 9527A.

A Deadly Paradox: Scientists Discover the Agent Used in Gulf Spill Cleanup Is Destroying Marine Life

June 13, 2013, 8:58 am

Originally posted by David Kirby - Take Part - April 25, 2013

Three years ago, when BP’s Deepwater Horizon began leaking some 210 million gallons of Louisiana Crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. government allowed the company to apply chemical “dispersants” to the blossoming oil slick to prevent toxic gunk from reaching the fragile bays, beaches, and mangroves of the coast, where so much marine life originates. But a number of recent studies show that BP and the feds may have made a huge mistake, for which everything from microscopic organisms to bottlenose dolphins are now paying the highest price.

Texas joins other Gulf states in suing BP for environmental damage

May 17, 2013, 3:44 pm

Originally posted by Harry Weber - Houston Chronicle - May 17, 2013

Texas on Friday joined other Gulf Coast  states suing BP for environmental damage caused by the 2010  oil spill.

Texas’ suit seeks natural resources damages, economic damages and civil penalties. Louisiana and Alabama sued initially, while Florida and Mississippi sued last month around the three-year anniversary of the disaster.

Spill deal leaves matters unsettled for some

August 20, 2012, 11:57 am

Danny Hatcher had more questions than answers after he got a letter explaining proposed compensation for persistent respiratory problems and fatigue he attributes to working on a cleanup crew after the 2010 Gulf oil spill.


Previously unreleased photographs show impact of BP oil on endangered sea turtles

May 7, 2012, 9:21 am

Previously unreleased photographs from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico show boxes and bags full of oil-covered and dead endangered sea turtles and a group of sperm whales swimming through an oil sheen.

Spilled BP oil lingers on Louisiana coast

April 26, 2012, 9:13 am

When a team of scientists from the National Wildlife Federation recently visited a marshy patch along the northern edge of Bay Jimmy in Plaquemines Parish, high winds forced them to beach their boat on the isle's protected side and walk across cordgrass to the Gulf-facing shoreline in search of oil. They didn't have to search long.

BP oil spill seriously harmed deep-sea corals, scientists warn

March 26, 2012, 3:22 pm

Press Association
guardian.co.uk, Monday 26 March 2012 15.20 EDT

Gulf Shrimp Are Scarce This Season; Answers, Too

November 29, 2011, 10:02 am

LAFITTE, La. — The dock at Bundy’s Seafood is quiet, the trucks are empty and a crew a fraction of the normal size sits around a table waiting for something to do. But the most telling indicator that something is wrong is the smell. It smells perfectly fine.

“There’s no shrimp,” explained Grant Bundy, 38. The dock should smell like a place where 10,000 pounds of shrimp a day are bought off the boats. Not this year. In all of September, Bundy’s Seafood bought around 41,000 pounds.

'Oily substance' investigated in Breton Sound, renewing BP oil spill fears

June 9, 2011, 10:40 am

Federal and state agencies are investigating what the Coast Guard described as a brown “oily substance” in Breton Sound, raising fears among some Plaquemines Parish officials that oil from last year’s catastrophic BP spill still lingers in the Gulf of Mexico.

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