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Originally posted by jeffrybinladen
I am going to bed
But if anyone is up later in am @ 2am est that is time when BP cruises rov's for damage see if they check out base of BOP and take a screencap....so far I have not seen oil leaking from casing without evidence we will never know until too late.
[edit on 12-6-2010 by jeffrybinladen]
Originally posted by MagicaRose
I've been reading your thread and I want you to look at this camera Skandi-Rov-2.
It appears to have fire in it.
Now it looks like they've shut that camera down.
Seventy-one people, including 10 from Lafourche Parish and two from Terrebonne Parish, have suffered health problems believed to be related to the oil spill, according to a report released Tuesday by the state Health Department. The report cites exposure to chemicals as the source of irritated throats, coughing, shortness of breath, headaches and nausea. Doctors and others are asked to report spill-related illnesses and injuries to the department for inclusion in its database. The Office of Public Health follows up on each exposure-related complaint. “We know there are a lot of people who want to help protect our fragile coastline and fisheries during this difficult time. We just want to make sure that those efforts are done safely,” state Health Secretary Alan Levine said. Those impacted to date include 29 cleanup workers. Twelve were engaged in an unspecified task, seven were breaking up sheen, four were doing offshore work, two were burning oil and three were deploying boom. Twenty-one others complained of ailments while working on oil rigs — 16 on one rig and five on another — and told doctors they were exposed to dispersants, the report says. The remaining 21, including 13 who called poison-control centers but apparently did not see doctors, said they were on shore — 20 of them at home — and felt ill after smelling oil or chemicals.
For days now, Dr Damon Dietrich has seen patients come through his emergency room at West Jefferson Medical Center [Louisiana] with similar symptoms: respiratory problems, headaches and nausea. In the past week, 11 workers who have been out on the water cleaning up oil from BP's blown-out well have been treated for what Dietrich calls "a pattern of symptoms" that could have been caused by the burning of crude oil, noxious fumes from the oil or the dispersants dumped in the Gulf to break it up. All workers were treated and released. "One person comes in, it could be multiple things," he said. "Eleven people come in with these symptoms, it makes it incredibly suspicious." Few studies have examined long-term health effects of oil exposure. But some of the workers trolling Gulf Coast beaches and heading out into the marshes and waters have complained about flu-like symptoms -- a similar complaint among crews deployed for the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.
BP and US Coast Guard officials have said dehydration, heat, food poisoning, or other unrelated factors may have caused the workers' symptoms.