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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Health Issues / Exxon Valdez / O'Shea Interview #969739

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010
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(New Orleans: Sanjay Gupta) The health problems for oil spill cleanup workers in the Gulf of Mexico introduced.

(No location given: Drew Griffin) The health problems for cleanup workers in the oil spill in Alaska from the Exxon Valdez featured; details given about the NIOSH investigation & the implications for Gulf cleanup workers for inhalation exposure. [Alaska cleanup worker Roy DALTHORP†- says no one every checked up on us & he is going blind because he was poisoned.] [Alaska attorney Dennis MESTAS†- says client Gary Stubblefield got very sick.] [Environmental activist Dr. Riki OTT - says BP is forcing the fishermen into work.] The lack of monitoring or followup in Alaska discussed.

(New Orleans: Sanjay Gupta) Earlier interview held with BP medical unit leader Dr. Kevin O'Shea about the health effects from the cleanup. [O'SHEA - says we do not have a good explanation for the illnesses we are seeing; explains the system for looking at long-term health studies.]

Gupta, Sanjay;
Griffin, Drew

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