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Almost Every Cleanup Worker From The 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster Is Now Dead
Originally posted by smirkley
Work in a factory, and get exposed to some crap and feel weezy,....
Work paving a road in the summer, and get exposed to something and get weezy,...
Work in a repair shop and get exposed and get weezy,.....
Work cleaning up bio hazards or oil soaked beaches,.. and get weezy,....
Get a collage degree and get a air conditioned job in your own cubicle or if you are lucky, your own office.....
It is your choice. Make it YOUR choice.
I wish the article cited some numbers. Its too easy to say "Almost all of them are dead," and not provide some numbers. Furthermore, the article doesn't bother to explain how involved the deceased had to be to qualify as one of the "vast majority of those who worked to clean up the 1989 Exxon Valdez"?! And what was the average age of those who died, that'd be important...
Originally posted by monkeySEEmonkeyDO
Warning To Gulf Volunteers: Almost Every Cleanup Worker From The 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster Is Now Dead
(visit the link for the full news article)
Are you sure that you want to help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? In a previous article we documented a number of the health dangers from this oil spill that many scientists are warning us of, and now it has been reported on CNN that the vast majority of those who worked to clean up the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska are now dead. Yes, you read that correctly. Almost all of them are dead.
[edit on 30-6-2010 by monkeySEEmonkeyDO]
Originally posted by toolstarr
I agree everyone who is offering to help should know this info... although I'm betting some, if not most, would still help out even if it meant taking 20+ years away.
Originally posted by dragonridr
My only question is how could they possibly know this is there a study done? How large was the sample group what did they die of on coroner reports. Im wondering if there was even a list of people since there was alot of volunteer groups that went up there and help and i doubt they kept lists.
Why is it people believe the worst? Hey lets all jump on the band wagon say its hazardous to clean this up we can have osha restrict it and leave the oil on the beaches. Hmmmm seems like these rush to judgments are counterproductive to me.