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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:54 AM
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Mystery Illnesses Plague Louisiana Oil Spill Crews - Agence France-Presse
Mystery illnesses plague Louisiana oil spill crews
By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, April 17th, 2011 -- 10:13 am

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RACELAND, Louisiana Jamie Simon worked on a barge in the oily waters for six months following the BP spill last year, cooking for the cleanup workers, washing their clothes and tidying up after them.

One year later, the 32-year-old said she still suffers from a range of debilitating health problems, including racing heartbeat, vomiting, dizziness, ear infections, swollen throat, poor sight in one eye and memory loss.

She blames toxic elements in the crude oil and the dispersants sprayed to dissolve it after the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the coast of Louisiana on April 20, 2010.

"I was exposed to those chemicals, which I questioned, and they told me it was just as safe as Dawn dishwashing liquid and there was nothing for me to worry about," she said of the BP bosses at the job site.

The local doctor, Mike Robichaux, said he has seen as many as 60 patients like Simon in recent weeks, as this small southern town of 10,000 bordered by swamp land and sugar cane fields grapples with a mysterious sickness that some believe is all BP's fault.

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More: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/17/mystery-illnesses-plague-louisiana-oil-spill-crews/

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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:58 AM
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1. "Mystery?" No, just the ruling elites avoiding responsibility/liability, with the complicity...
...of our "elected" "leaders."
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:03 PM
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2. There's no 'mystery' about it....
It was stated at the time that the chemicals they were using would cause such illness, and lo and behold, it does.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:35 PM
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3. +1
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:40 PM
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4. KnR
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:47 PM
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5. Environmental Illness.
K&R
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felix_numinous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:56 PM
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6. K&R
The mystery is how BP continues to avoid prosecution for destroying a whole ecosystem.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 01:21 PM
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7. "Mystery" my ASS!!!
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 02:14 PM
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8. I hold this administration complicit in this cover-up.
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