Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Countdown: Dr. Riki Ott Alleges BP Engaged in Massive Cover-Up to Hide Gulf Disaster Damage - YouTube

Dr. Riki Ott, a marine toxicologist who worked on Exxon Valdez spill in 1989, speaks on Countdown with Keith Oberman. She is reporting that cleanup workers and people who are spending time in the water (surfers, turtle rescuers) are experiencing symptoms such as headaches, sore throats, nausea, dizziness, congestion and skin rashes - across all four affected states.

"It's chemical poisoning, very likely," she says.

She also reports that the dead animals that wash up are disappearing within 15 minutes of their beaching. Massive kills are being reported at some of the outer islands where the oil sheen has reached, but these carcasses mysteriously never make it to shore, or at least not long enough for anyone to photograph and document them. Heads and bodies are separated and are raked up into vans and carted away. The claim is that all of these animals will be autopsied to determine cause of death, but as Dr. Ott states:

"You're not gonna autopsy a carcass where the head is removed from the body.

What's also strange is that anything from photos to emails mentioning the death of oiled animals are being deleted from servers. BP has been using metal detectors to stop cleanup workers from taking cameras and even cell phones to the spill sites.

Oberman mentioned it appears to be "An attempt to suppress this, and also a very effective attempt to suppress this information and these images."

Dr. Ott believes this spill has the potential to evolve from an environmental disaster to a human one.

"We need Obama to stand up and order respirators on all the response workers now, to avert a human tragedy."

Video here (YouTube)

1 comment:

  1. Crude oil continues to invade the Gulf; while BP, the US Government, and other official agencies monitoring the toxic crude, continues to FIDDLE. I call that the “Dance of Deliberate Deception”. No one will come forward with the intestinal fortitude, and declare the obvious - that crude oil is toxic to our health. There are warnings posted at places that have refined crude oil - like gas stations we visit daily.
    I have been told that a medical study cannot be conducted until after 6 months of exposure. WHAT? There have been 21 years since the exposure of the crude oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska. So we have to wait until after 6 months of workers, in the Gulf, breathing in the crude oil fumes, before a study can be conducted? That leads me to believe that the government is holding up the rug, while BP sweeps known reports under that same rug, and the other agencies conduct the “Dance of Deliberate Deception” on top of that rug.

    Read this alert - stand with me and demand honest answers for the Gulf residents, and cleanup workers who will be suffering from the toxicity of the crude oil, if this political dance is allowed to continue. Mr. President the cleanup workers need respirators!!

    Olbermann & Savage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJAwc7QV_QA
    Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/gulf-oil-spill-health-effects-062110

    My name is Merle Savage, a female general foreman during the Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) beach cleanup in 1989. I am one of the 11,000+ cleanup workers, who is suffering from health issues from that toxic cleanup, without compensation from Exxon.

    Dr. Riki Ott visited me in 2007 to explain about the toxic spraying on the beaches, and informed me that Exxon's medical records that surfaced in litigation by sick workers in 1994, had been sealed from the public, making it impossible to hold Exxon responsible for their actions. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5632208859935499100

    Beach crews breathed in crude oil that splashed off the rocks and into the air -- the toxic exposure turned into chronic breathing conditions, central nervous system problems, neurological impairment, chronic respiratory disease, leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, liver damage, and blood disease. http://www.silenceinthesound.com/stories.shtml