Oil Spill Cleanup: Are Fishermen Getting Appropriate Protective Gear?

07/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Brian Merchant Treehugger

Dr. Gina Solomon, a senior scientist with the NRDC, is worried that fishermen enlisted to clean up oil may be unwittingly facing severe health risks. Problem is the oil itself, and the fumes it gives off, are toxic -- and the fishermen may not be getting the adequate gear to protect themselves from it.

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