Written evidence of Dr. Riki Ott filed on behalf of the intrvenow North Shore No Pipeline Expansion (NSNOPE) to address human health impacts and risks of oil spills.
July 2015. Synthesis of 6-hour ALERT training in Vancouver, BC, on worker and public health impacts of oil spills, overview of Canadian spill response regime, and opportunities for citizen engagement to strengthen local response plans. Report includes lessons learned and commitments. As a result of this training, informed citizens have requested municipal action on emergency planning for oil spills – see Policy, UBCM resolution.
June 2015. Summary of 1-hour ALERT training on worker and public health impacts of oil spills, overview of U.S. spill response regime, and opportunities for citizen engagement to strengthen local response plans through Citizen Advisory Councils and/or Local Emergency Planning Committees.
May 2015. Ott technical comments on behalf of North Shore NOPE regarding health impacts to spill response workers and the general public from exposure to oil spills and oil spill response activities, including use of chemical and biological products.
July 2014. In Petoskey, Michigan, people concerned about fracking and tar sands activities––and government-industry assurances about spill response readiness––asked Dr. RIki Ott to “interpret” government and industry comments made at a public meeting. This read between the lines should help people in other areas be prepared for similar platitudes.