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Clean Gulf conference this week in Tampa looks at oil spill prevention and mitigation listen

11/12/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: BP oil spill, Deepwater Horizon, Clean Gulf, Gulf Restoration Network, dispersants


A group sponsored by some big oil companies including BP is bringing industry leaders together in Tampa this week to increase “business transactions”. Clean Gulf is hosting a conference focusing on oil spill prevention and response, including the use of dispersants.

A study of new dispersant technologies co-authored by Vijay John, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Tulane University is being referenced at the confer...


The extent of health problems caused by BP disaster

01/07/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Yesterday the presidential commission on the BP disaster issued some initial findings of its investigation. Independent journalist Dahr Jamail is writing investigative pieces on the Gulf oil disaster for Al Jazeera and other outlets. He says:

"While the commission report has been released, untold numbers of people living along the Gulf Coast continue to get sick as a direct result of exposure to BP's toxic chemicals in their dispersants and crude oil. Dr. Rodney Soto, a medical doctor in...

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Sen. Nelson files legislation that would regulate dispersants listen

08/02/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Since oil began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico in April, BP has pumped one-point-eight million gallons of chemical oil dispersants. They stopped in late July, but effects of the dispersant Corexit remain one of the big questions of the disaster. Today the federal government announced that dispersants, when mixed with oil, are no more toxic than oil itself. But skepticism remains.

Dr. Paul Anastas is a researcher with the Environmental Protection Agency. He had some not-so-terrible news ab...


Top Bay Area Attorneys Discuss the Oil Disaster In The Gulf

05/26/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up today on Radioactivity: Two prominent local attorneys will discuss the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But first let's hear some provocative comments from former Clinton advisor James Carville about the Obama administration's handling of the crisis.

James Carville appearing this morning on ABC's Good Morning America.

With the oil disaster still occurring in the Gulf we're joined now by two local attorneys who have strong opinions about what to do to address the crisis. Ou...

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A Non-Toxic Way To Clean Up The Gulf Oil Spill?

05/18/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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As that oil leak in the Gulf continues to grow, there are increasing concerns that the dispersants being used to break up the spill might also cause untold damage to the ecosystem. Our next guest is Victoria Finley, who is Vice President of Business Development for Osprey Biotechnics, an industrail microbiology company in Sarasota which might have a non-toxic way to address the clean up of the BP leak.

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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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