as dolphins die, gulf residents ask what about us? - absorbent pads for spills
Willie Hillman of airwington lives on carpet and flooring.
But last summer, with BP's oil wells pouring thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico every day, Seaman signed a clean-up plan with BP,
He remembered that the weather was very hot and the smell of oil was smelly.
His job is to use a net to try to pull in what he says is thick, red BP crude, which he says is as high as 1 feet thick in some places.
The problem, West man recalls, is that white protective clothing doesn't do much to prevent oil spills.
Instead, he says, they're like water suction pads, soaking in oil that will rub the skin.
West man said before the Dragon River began to burst into blistering red honeycomb on his hands and feet.
The itch was so severe that a colleague said the sailor would brush his foot with a wire until his skin fell off like a fish scale.
Despite a single shot of steroids and numerous visits, Heiman endured numerous painful measles;
Especially after eating seafood from the Bay Area, he said, they will get these things.
He also said he knew other people who broke out in the hive after eating seafood.
"They took advantage of everyone here because we were all poor and broke," he said . ".
"They told us in hazwhoper class that we don't have to worry about toxins because the oil is weathered and there is no smoke.
We will, it's too bad, my eyes are on fire and tears flow down my throat.
Seaman reported that he received $12,000 from BP last year for salary losses, and then received a quick claim buyout of $5,000 from BP claims management company Ken Feinberg.
"I need money, but now I can't sue because I took the money," he said . ".
The recent oil cleanup staff on Horn Island MS Photos: Unfortunately, the story of Lorrie William sseaman is not uncommon among those who cleaned up.
Many complain that health issues related to the mixture of oil and chemical dispersion in poisoned fishing grounds last year continue.
The gloss of the tar ball and oil will sometimes continue to roll into the shore.
NRDC health expert Gina Solomon wrote on his blog earlier this year that nearly half of Gulf Coast residents who reported problems in a study did not have health insurance: advocates from the local community told me, their calls were disrupted by calls from sick and people seeking help.
The ecosystem recovery meeting along the Gulf Coast is overwhelmed by people who have proven health symptoms, as this is the only place they can hear. Clean-
Up workers and community members are concerned that unexplained symptoms such as rashes, chronic respiratory problems, fatigue and headaches will increase.
In the Gulf status report, released on September, the reservoir Alliance described the ongoing health problems in the Gulf: in the coming weeks and months, more and more cleaning personnel, fishermen and community members have experienced health issues that they believe may be related to the BP oil disaster.
Common symptoms of saving our Bay plumber are reported to include skin irritation and pain, eye, nose and throat irritation, nausea, diarrhea, numbness of limbs, stomach cramps/abdominal pain, dizziness, confusion, depression, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing and chest pain.
These people are also often unable to get relief or satisfactory diagnosis from local health care providers . . . . . . Since these problems have emerged, the community has repeatedly asked state and federal policy makers to properly address their health concerns.
To date, no public forums or task forces have been set up specifically to address public health issues arising from the BP oil disaster.
Members of the community concerned have no choice but to have been attending the Government Ecosystem Restoration Forum and the BP claims conference to express their anger and frustration at the government's lack of action.
While health problems often become the focus and focus of the Gulf region, it seems to be far from Washington's "cheese.
Last week, the House Natural Resources Committee called Ken feinberg, BPclaims administrator, to answer complaints about the $20 project.
According to feynberg, he has paid about $6 billion so far.
It includes money for government agencies and some money for cleaning up.
Many residents on the front line refused the compensation they deserved.
Ken feynberg House hearingCritics claim.
Faye Williams and Art RockerPhotos Rocky Kistner/NRDCFeinberg were criticized by lawmakers for having experienced one of the worst seasons in their recent memory.
Van Berg admits he needs to do better.
But with regard to health issues in the Gulf region, there are no issues, although they have attended most public meetings on disasters, including the president's oil spill commission.
In a report published last summer by environmental human rights advocates, Van Berg was severely criticized for denying the health statement.
During the break from last week's hearing, Van Berg denied that he had rejected 200or for such a long time.
He received regular health statements saying they were being evaluated by independent epidemiology and experts in Houston.
He said he hopes to achieve results this weekend.
When asked why he claimed health problems in only 200 of the thousands of people affected by the oil disaster, Van Berg said; “I have 200.
Now, if I start paying for these claims, you see how much I get.
"This is likely to be a foreshadowing of how these health claims are handled.
Residents of the Gulf region have been waiting for answers to this question for months.
No matter what his decision is, for a region in poor health, the threshold for proving the disability or health claims of oil can be high.
Many people like Willie Hillman say they still have health problems even though they are still working.
They suffered a lot in silence, hoping for their rash, cough and dizziness, and they said that these spells related to oil and chemical cleaners would disappear with the tide.
Dolphin photos found last week near the Gulfport MS: Laurel Rockies, but if there are any signs of what's going on in life, it could be wishful thinking.
Dolphins continue to die in large numbers.
Fishermen reported damage to the fish, with shrimp coated with black substances that no one had ever seen before.
The harvest of crabs and oysters was bleak.
There seems to be a serious problem with fisheries.
Gulf residents say there are more reasons to ask, what about people?