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Legal rights of Deepwater Horizon workers listen

05/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In addition to the environmental disaster caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion, there is a human impact as well. Many people were injured and 11 people are missing and presumed dead.

They are: Jason Anderson, Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Gordon Jones, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, Shane Roshto, Adam Weise

But what legal rights do the victims have for tort claims against BP or any of the other companies involved in construction or dril...

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BP's track record on safety and are the chemical dispersants harmful to the environment?

05/04/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest on this part of Radioactivity is ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten who has written about two aspects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: BP’s prior history of accidents and the potential danger of the chemical dispersants being used to break up the oil.

Lustgarten, an award-winning business and environmental reporter, has published two stories in recent days about BP and the oil spill, including Chemicals Meant To Break Up BP Oil Spill Present New Environmental Concerns on ...

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Richard Heinberg on BP oil leak and a post-carbon world listen

05/04/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Richard Heinberg is senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, former advisor to the National Petroleum Council on Peak Oil, and author of several books on ecology and oil depletion.

WMNF asked Heinberg how the Deepwater Horizon spill will effect the Gulf of Mexico.

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Weisberg updates Loop Current models for oil leak reaching Florida Keys listen

05/03/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As WMNF reported a week ago, a USF College of Marine Science oceanographer is concerned that oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil leak could get into the Gulf Loop Current and impact the Florida Keys and the southeast coast of the state. Professor Bob Weisberg is modeling ocean current patterns and says the loop current is moving northward and could soon be directly over the site of the BP oil disaster.

He doesn’t go as far as Nick Shay, a physic...

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Will a huge oil disaster mean less liability for BP? listen

05/03/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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President Barack Obama has repeatedly stressed that BP is responsible for the cost of the cleanup of its oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

The attorneys general of five Gulf states, including Florida’s Bill McCollum, met yesterday and said a formal declaration of responsibility is needed before legal action can take place. They have asked BP to list the legitimate expenses the company will cover.

Governor Crist said Florida would send its bill to BP, who he called the responsible party...

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Oil rig explosion causes disaster in Gulf Of Mexico

04/29/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Last week on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a $600 million exploratory oil rig, the Deepwater Horizon, sank into the Gulf of Mexico following an unexplained explosion two days earlier that killed eleven workers. The fire that followed the explosion burned for 36 hours before the entire rig broke apart and sank, exposing a drilling opening in the Gulf floor that officials now say may be leaking approximately 5,000 barrels a day from three different leaks. The rig was set up 50 miles offs...

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