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What BP Doesn’t Want You to Know About the 2010 Gulf Spill - Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill. A clean-up operation on Queen Bess Island, June 2010.

Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

Obama administration restricts findings on Gulf’s dead dolphins. Are We Being Duped About the Gulf Oil Spill Being Fixed? - National. A week from today will mark the one-year anniversary of the oil rig explosion of Deepwater Horizon that triggered the largest marine oil spill in history.

Are We Being Duped About the Gulf Oil Spill Being Fixed? - National

For three months, rust-colored sludge gushed into the Gulf of Mexico, and by the time BP managed to stop the leak, at least 4.9 million barrels of crude oil had coated the ocean floor for miles around the oil rig and the slick spanned hundreds of miles across the ocean's surface. Environmental experts estimated that the damage to coastal ecosystems and marine wildlife would be nothing short of catastrophic. But if you listen to BP and the Obama administration, it's all fixed now. Not true, say several British papers who are reporting that the progress in the Gulf is far from a full recovery. So how could the disaster possibly be over, asks Joye. BP managers could face manslaughter charges over Gulf oil spill.

BP's Deepwater Horizon oil well explosion last year killed 11 workers and caused the biggest offshore spill in US history.

BP managers could face manslaughter charges over Gulf oil spill

Photograph: Reuters US authorities are considering charging BP managers with manslaughter after decisions they made before the Deepwater Horizon oil well explosion last year killed 11 workers and caused the biggest offshore spill in US history. Sources close to the process told Bloomberg that investigators were also examining whether BP's executives, including former chief executive Tony Hayward, made statements that were at odds with what they knew during congressional hearings last year. BP Still Doesn't Want You to See Its Tarballs. Cleanup workers on Grand Isle, Louisiana.

BP Still Doesn't Want You to See Its Tarballs

All photos by John Hazlett. Lots has changed on Elmer's Island. Nearly a year after the great oilpocalypse of 2010, this Louisiana wildlife refuge about 100 miles south of New Orleans isn't crawling with teams of cleanup workers raking big black pools of crude off the sand; there's no cleanup machinery or equipment; the only immediately visible remnants of the BP/Deepwater Horizon spill are the occasional tarballs, big as a kid's head, that wash onto the shore.

Not that I can just waltz onto this public beach to see all that—not everything has changed. Like some lame iteration of Groundhog Day, the hundredth time I try to pull onto the Elmer's Island access road from Highway 1 in southern Louisiana—some 200 days after the last time I tried it—I am, once again, stopped. "You have to get permission from central command to come on here, and then you'll probably have to be escorted by an official," the security guard tells me. "Usually pretty hard. " Thousands of Gulf Oil Spill clean-up crew are dying! Video of the dying! // Current. To Our Faithful Current.com Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online.

Thousands of Gulf Oil Spill clean-up crew are dying! Video of the dying! // Current

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BP dispersants 'causing sickness' - Features

His temperature has reached more than 39 degrees since September 15, yet his sicknesses continue to worsen. His parents, some doctors, and environmental consultants believe the child's ailments are linked to exposure to chemicals spilt by BP during its Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Gavin's father, mother, and cousin, Shayleigh, are also facing serious health problems. BP Says Settlement Terms in Spill Are Too Generous. Now he is getting complaints from another quarter: .

BP Says Settlement Terms in Spill Are Too Generous

The giant is arguing that if anything, Mr. Feinberg’s proposed settlements are too generous. The planned payments far exceed the extent of likely future damages because they overstate the potential for future losses, the company insists in a strongly worded 24-page document that was posted on the fund’s Web site Thursday morning. Basing its estimates on much of the same data Mr. Feinberg used, the company concluded that there was “no credible support for adopting an artificially high future loss factor based purely on the inherent degree of uncertainty in predicting the future and on the mere possibility that future harm might occur.” Mr. That payout plan is based on estimates of environmental and economic recovery for the region commissioned by Mr. Environmental Protection Agency? December 6th, 2010 1:06 PM By Dahr Jamail Michelle Nix, from Pensacola, Florida, founded the group Gulf Coast Oil Spill Volunteers in an effort to be pro-active and do what she could to help when the BP oil disaster began on April 20.

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"I had 500 volunteers coordinated to help with cleanup, people offering free oil boom, people donating their work and time to help," Nix told Al Jazeera. She contacted the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Coast Guard, Wildlife and Fisheries, "and everyone I could think of to try to help," Nix said. "But none of them responded. Nix, not to be deterred, helped organise blood tests for several Gulf coasts residents who were experiencing sicknesses attributed to toxic chemicals released from BP's well blow-out and the dispersants the company has used to sink the oil. In October, Dr. Chemical contamination Most of the people tested had these toxic chemicals present in their blood at levels several times higher than the national average.

Dr. BP dispersants 'causing sickness' - Features. New Evidence Links BP to Health Crisis in the Gulf. November 5, 2010 | Like this article?

New Evidence Links BP to Health Crisis in the Gulf

Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. BP's stock has already bounced back. The media has mostly moved on. Exhibit A, says chemist Wilma Subra of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, is a recent evaluation she performed of blood sample analyses from eight BP cleanup workers and residents in Alabama and Florida. Originally collected on four separate dates throughout August, all the blood samples -- from three females, age 44, 46 and 51, and five males, age 30, 46, 48, 51 and 59 -- contained dangerously high levels of volatile organic chemicals found in BP crude oil, including Ethylbenzene, m,p-Xylene and Hexane, Subra explained during a wide-ranging interview with Alternet.

She clarified that the subjects whose blood was analyzed had been exposed to the oil for at least three full months before samples were collected on August 2, 3, 12 and 18.