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Houma Today: ‘Red flag’ in oil-spill health study

By Nikki Buskey, Staff Writer

HOUMA — A survey of select coastal communities, including Chauvin, Dulac and Grand Isle, found that almost half of residents experienced ailments that could be oil-spill related.


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Facing South: Life and death on Big Oil's fence line

By Sue Sturgis

The environmental destruction caused by Louisiana's oil industry did not begin with the BP disaster, and a visit to the town of Norco 25 miles west of New Orleans powerfully illustrates that reality.


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Bridge The Gulf: New health survey: Nearly 3/4 of those exposed to BP oil and dispersants report symptoms

On Monday, February 28th, the National Institute for Environmental Health Services began sending letters to clean-up workers from the BP oil disaster, in anticipation of enrolling people in a multi-year study to examine the effects of exposure on health.


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FOX 8: Jindal calls controversy over his wife's charity 'ridiculous'

Reported by: Sabrina Wilson, Reporter

Baton Rouge - Governor Bobby Jindal and his wife are responding to a controversy over her charity.


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The Lens: Coastal residents report oil spill’s lasting effects (guest editorial)

Ten months after the Deepwater Horizon sank into the Gulf of Mexico, the long-term impacts of the oil spill continue to surface in coastal communities, and the developing picture is not a pretty one.


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The Times-Picayune: Gulf restoration task force says plan will address both BP oil spill effects and existing environmental problems

By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune 

The presidential Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will have a first draft of its plan to address ecosystem restoration in the Gulf of Mexico by its next meeting in early May, commission staffers said Monday.


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WGNO: Some Local Refineries May Be Putting Neighbors At Risk With Chemical

Sandra Gonzalez WGNO News

MERAUX— An ABC News investigation reveals dozens of refineries may be putting employees and neighbors at risk with a potentially deadly chemical. The investigation points to three refineries in the Greater New Orleans area.


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