Environmental Devastation: The Gulf Oil Spill Is NOT Old News
by Washington’s Blog
April 17, 2011
While the Japanese nuclear crisis might upstage the Gulf crisis, it hasn’t gone away.
As the Wall Street Journal notes today:
Vladimir Uiba, head of Russia’s Federal Medical-Biological Agency… compared the contamination of seawater by the Fukushima complex with an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by BP PLC last year, and said, “The BP oil spill has caused far more serious impact on the environment than the Fukushima accident” ….
Whether or not the oil spill is worse than Fukushima or not, it was – and still is – a major disaster.
Gulf residents are still getting sick, the number of dolphins and whales killed by the spill appears to be many times higher than officials previously believed. Dead turtles are washing up in Mississippi.