Favorite Quotes and News Articles
"Dispersants have not been the first line of defense for oil spill cleanup in the U.S.
because dispersants present toxicity threats and health threats to those applying the products." uspoly.com/dispersit
Anchorage Daily News
"Canadian researcher Peter Wells in 1984 concluded that part of the problem
with oil dispersants is that their toxicity appears to be linked to their effectiveness:
Effective dispersants are too toxic, and nontoxic dispersants are ineffective"
The Valdez Crud
crude oil and chemicals to blame for the health problems of workers who cleaned
up Exxon's mess?"
'Mother Jones'.com Magazine 3-10-03
About Gail Evanoff's Bravery - Chenega, Alaska
Dave Page & Another Researcher 'scold' 60 Minutes
"If I sound cautious, it's because I am," said Alaska Commissioner of Environmental Conservation Dennis Kelso.
"Any chemical treatment . . . carries risks. Just as we would not continue hosing down a beach until everything was clean,
but dead, neither would we trade clean rocks for poisoned water."
Clean-up workers spray oiled rocks with high pressure hoses.
Public domain photos courtesy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.
Coast Guard Vice Adm. Clyde Robbins,
the on-scene coordinator for the spill cleanup,
"What in the world are we doing testing this stuff now?"
"The human toll alone is not worth it!"
Dr. John Middaugh, Alaska State Dept of Epidemiology
T.A. 2000. Lost
THOMAS OKEY is a marine ecologist from California who coordinated the construction of a food web model of the Prince William Sound ecosystem. He is the founder of Conservation Science Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the integration of science with education and conservation advocacy. - used with permission
The Telling Tale "In 1990 there was a spill of Inipol EAP 22 in a storage area of Exxon/VECO's.
For the cleanup they treated it as a hazardous substance.
More gear for sure than people had in 1989 & 1990 working on the beaches."
Very Interesting Article on both the Persian Gulf Oil Spill of 1991
and a review of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill cleanup:
"The Muddled Cleanup in the Persian Gulf" by John Horgan, Scientific American, October, 1991 pp 86-94.
Not on-line; but linking is disallowed anyway.
After 55 million had been spent by others for the cleanup, the Saudis only decided to pay for the cleanup of one particular beach
where the Saudi princes liked to hunt rabbits.
"If I could ask God for anything,
it wouldn't be material possessions...
it would be for good health and longevity."
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The Seattle Press - November 21, 2001
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