Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Louisiana State Officials Keep Clean Record

It's hard to find oil related fish kills or sick crabs if state officials don't test carcasses. After the reporter appeared, officials said they would test the fish from the latest fish kill in Plaquemines Parrish.

Contrast this with the Annals of Internal Medicine. They recommend monitoring the 50,000 workers and citizens exposed. This includes testing. The article astutely stated:

In the Deepwater Horizon spill, tension has already developed between the desire to fully investigate the health consequences of the spill and the desire to provide reassurance that will reinvigorate the region's tourism and seafood enterprises.
It's not clear what's left to reinvigorate.

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