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BREAKING NEWS: BP cleanup workers report mysterious illnesses

April 18, 2011

Almost a year ago now, oil started gushing into the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on a BP deep-sea oil rig. Now, workers cleaning up the spill are reporting mysterious illnesses.

Turns out this isn't good for your health. Who would've thought?

Some of the symptoms include dizziness, ear infections, eye irritation, respiratory tract infections, and memory loss. Workers cleaning up the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill suffered from similar symptoms.

Toxic elements in the crude oil are being blamed (duh), as well as the dispersant used to dissolve the spilled oil. However, it’ll probably take years to definitively establish the cause of these illnesses. And judging by how much BP loves taking responsibility for the spill, we imagine they won’t be helping these cleanup workers too much.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2011 3:31 pm

    I’ve wondered if something like this would happen. I’m also curious how the animals have been affected. Thanks for the story.

    • April 20, 2011 9:11 am

      An abnormal amount of dolphins have been found dead this year. They can’t conclusively link it to the oil spill yet but that seems like a no brainer to us.

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