Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More Cries for Help

Last Saturday I spent the day at Dr. Michael Robichaux's farm in Raceland talking with well over 60 offshore workers, fisherman, and family members who are experiencing extreme health effects from the BP oil spill.  Many of the workers who came into direct contact with the oil and the dispersant, Corexit, are experiencing similar health problems ranging from mild sypmptoms to life threatening conditions.  It's not only the men who were out on the Gulf during the spill that are sick, family members are experiencing health problems as well.  Even people who swam in the ocean are stricken.

While I can't confirm this number, I am told by folks monitoring the issues that they estimate thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida are suffering.   Some are experiencing mild symptoms such as asthma, nausea, and headaches, while others are suffering extreme health issues such as internal bleeding, paralysis and even death....yes death.

The following video is a testimonial from Louisiana charter boat captain, Louis Bayhi.  It's 6 minutes long and I implore you to watch the entire thing: 


Louis Bayhi - BP clean up worker experiencing severe health problems on Vimeo.

Louis was one of over 40 fisherman I spoke with on Saturday who is gravely ill.  All of these fisherman confirmed to me that the Gulf is still full of oil and dispersant is continually being deployed....including areas which have been deemed safe for seafood harvesting.   

There are more testimonials coming....please help spread this message...please help spread the truth.  The nightmare BP left us with is not over, in fact it may just be starting.  The MSM is not going to report what's happening, but I implore you to dig deeper and don't trust what you are being spoon-fed.

I fully expect to get attacked on the seafood issue but my response is fire away...I just spoke with over 40 guys who are out there every day and their concerns have now become mine.  I will take their word over anyone. 

Check out the LEAN - Louisiana Environmental Action Network website for more information. 

3 comments:

the cajun said...

Thanks for this powerful video and the link to LEAN.

I'll help spread the word. Thanks for being there for these folks who unfortunately, still believed corporations told the truth.

Dambala said...

Thank you! Together...we're heavy.

Anonymous said...

Fucking, fucking heartbreaking. I'm sitting here with tears rolling down my face. Please continue to hammer these fuckers. This is epic sin.