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Category: Environmental Health

Gulf of Mexico oil spill – Dr. Debra Cherry

It has been a generation since the massive spill from the oil tanker Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska. But now, another oil disaster is playing out closer to home as a result of the blowout of an offshore oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Debra Cherry talks about the health and environmental concerns regarding the British Petroleum oil well disaster in the Gulf.

What will be the long-term effect of the oil spill resulting from the oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico? (first question)

How does the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico compare to the spill from the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989? (skip to 0:38)

What are the potential effects on humans arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? (skip to 1:07)

What did we learn from the Exxon Valdez oil spill regarding the effects of oil on the food chain? (skip to 1:35)

Are there certain groups of people that are at greater risk from the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? (skip to 2:05)

How long did it take for a semblance of environmental normalcy to return to the area surrounding the Exxon Valdez oil spill? (skip to 2:39)

Given the differences between Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, how long will it take to recover from the spill in the gulf? (skip to 3:05)

Is there any potential benefit to the fact that this spill took place in the Gulf of Mexico instead of the rocky coast of Alaska? (skip to 3:52)