I am hearing reports from multiple areas along the Coast that people are falling ill due to the oil spill. Some of those reports are quite harrowing, and rumors are starting to swirl of evacuations being planned in coastal areas of Alabama and Grand Isle. I suspect much of it is disaster porn egged on by carpetbloggers, but I know that a lot of folks who are working on the spill are starting to show signs of some serious health issues.
Here is an interview LEAN shot with one of the workers:
Folks...I would not take a job cleaning up this spill. I realize someone has to do it, but if BP is not providing or even allowing people to wear protective gear to perform the work....fuck it. As Kellie stated in the video...$12/hour is not worth your life. This is bullshit.
I was told from a VERY reliable source that some independent contractors are being hired to perform air quality tests by private entities. One of the contractors was working with his daughter and after they ran two tests on the Alabama shoreline they packed up their gear, called the client and told him they were leaving the area and would not be able to complete the job. That's pretty scary shit.
I think Tony Hayward should be required to move his entire family to Dauphin Island or to Grand Isle until this disaster is officially over.