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WWLTV: Oil industry says it's improved safety since spill, critics want more safeguards

Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News

NEW ORLEANS-- Nearly one year after oil began gushing uncontrolled from the Macondo Well, members of the oil and gas industry say they believe drilling safety standards are stronger today than they were a year ago.


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Tri-Parish Times: Searching for treatment, the symptoms rage on

By ERIC BESSON

Gulf coast residents who claim their illnesses are a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill last April have raised unprecedented questions that no one can properly answer nearly a year after the fatal incident.


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Baton Rouge Business Report: Post-oil spill health concerns highlighted

Former state Sen. Mike Robichaux appealed to members of the Baton Rouge Press Club today to pay more attention to health concerns that coastal residents, first responders and rig workers are attributing to last year's oil spill.


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Baton Rouge Business Report: Post-oil spill health concerns highlighted

Former state Sen. Mike Robichaux appealed to members of the Baton Rouge Press Club today to pay more attention to health concerns that coastal residents, first responders and rig workers are attributing to last year's oil spill.


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The Times-Picayune: Source of 30-mile oil spill in Gulf puzzles officials

By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune 


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The Gambit: Post-BP DISASTER Survey Charts Major Health Ills

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB) and Tulane University's Disaster Resiliency Leadership Academy have released the results of surveys measuring the initial health and economic impacts of the BP oil disaster. A total of 934 surveys were taken in Terrebonne, Jefferson, Plaquemines and St.


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The Tri-Parish Times: Could illnesses be linked to BP oil spill?

By ERIC BESSON

It contains chemicals that are known to be toxic to animals. It was released in copious amounts. It leaves a foam footprint. It is banned in the United Kingdom. And most importantly from BP's perspective, it sank the slick.


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NOLA Defender: Spillness Lingers - Half of Respondents in New Survey Report Sickness Due to Oil Exposure

By Shay Sokol

UPTOWN - A local environmental group released one of the first independent studies today on the impacts of the BP oil catastrophe. The Louisiana Bucket Bridage's report is nearly the only one that focuses solely on the health and economic impacts of last year's Big Oozy.


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Oil Change International: BP Spill: 50% of Residents Suffered Adverse Health Effects

By Andy Rowell

One of the most unreported legacies of the Exxon Valdez oil spill was the devastating long-term health impact of many of the clean-up workers and communities.


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