Background and Historical Information
Information from Riki Ott, PhD
Sound Truth & Corporate Myths -Riki’s book in its entirety, as a 4 meg pdf.
June 11, 2010 Letter to Department of Labor
Communication to John Dingell requesting an oversight hearing (pdf document) (July, 2007) includes information on the long-term health effects suffered by cleanup workers
Information requested by Senator Hillary Clinton (pdf document) (November, 2001): includes info on worker safety, monitoring and clinical data, OSHA & government oversight, and proposed immediate action.
The effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) on workers and wildlife (pdf document) in response to Sen. Waxman’s committee hearings on U.S. energy industries
Unfinished Business: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Legacy Congressional Briefing by Riki Ott, PhD
Exxon Valdez “Artifacts”
Long-term Ecosystem Response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill (pdf document)
Self-Reported Exposures and Health Status Among Workers from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Cleanup Report by Annie O’Neill (16 meg pdf document)
Information from Gulf Area Residents and Organizations:
“Hell has come to Louisiana” – Testimony from Louisiana Shrimpers Association Board member Clint Guidry.
Louisiana Shrimpers Association Request for Investigation of Health and Safety Issues for Cleanup Workers
Problems with BP Claims
ESIS handles claims processing for BP. They present as a group “here to help,” but if you read their documentation, their true goal is “reducing our clients’ loss dollar pay-outs,” as stated in their Recovery Services Fact Sheet.
Statement and Demands from unified fishermen.
Click here for BP Vice President Darryl Willis‘s testimony before Congress on the claims process.
Letter from Advocates for Environmental Human Rights challenging BP’s misleading statements regarding the claims process.
BP related documents
Letter from Kathleen Sebelius stating BP must take responsibility for the health consequences of this disaster.
The following documents were released by the House Energy & Commerce Committee (These documents are also available on the House Energy and Commerce web site):
Additional BP Documents:
Information from other oil spills
Why is Corexit banned in Britain?
Letter from Congressman Ed Markey asking what evaluations were used before allowing BP to utilize chemicals banned in UK, and requests for other information related to Corexit
Oil spill treatment products approved for use in the United Kingdom
Procedures for the approval of oil spill treatment products in the UK
Toxicity test analyses for Kuwait Crude oil and Corexit