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Entries by Riki Ott from 05/2010

At What Cost? BP Spill Responders Told to Forgo Precautionary Health Measures in Cleanup

| Posted 05.17.2010 | Green

Fishermen near the spill are getting sick from the working on the cleanup, yet BP is assuring them they don't need respirators or other special protection from the crude oil, strong hydrocarbon vapors, or chemical dispersants.

Human Health Tragedy in the Making: Gulf Response Failing to Protect People

| Posted 05.19.2010 | Green

Fisheries have closed and spill response is one of the only jobs in the area for fishermen, so they don't want to jeopardize their cleanup jobs by asking BP for respirators, even if it might cost them their health or life.