Forum: EPA official says “A lot of unanswered questions about the dispersant”; Effects on CHILDREN and SENIORS not told to public

Friday, August 13, 2010
By Paul Martin
August 12th, 2010

EPA deputy asks people attending forum to help “find the answers”?

The Sun Herald reported on a forum today in Biloxi, MS hosted by the Steps Coalition where the EPA’s deputy regional administrator said, “There are a lot of unanswered questions about the dispersants… we need people here to help us find the answers… We are grappling. This is a huge, huge issue.”

Many at the forum said the dispersants “are toxic, and are poisoning the Gulf waters.”

During a panel discussion, Bishop James Black from the Center for Environmental and Economic Justice said he has been informed of the effects of dispersants on adults, “but that is not the same as what chemicals would do to a young child or an senior adult.”

According to the report the Bishop added, “The health problems will surface when all the dollars are gone.”

The article informs readers of upcoming “town hall meetings with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at the Magee Auditorium in Bay St. Louis and 2 p.m. at the Ocean Springs Civic Center.”

Please attend if in the area.

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