For episode 3, Riki Ott hosts those who have dedicated years to documenting the human health impacts of the BP oil spill. This weeks’s guests include: Lesley Pacey, a Mobile Register reporter whose daughter Sarah was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at age 4 in 2004. Since Sarah’s diagnosis, Pacey founded and directs the Eastern…

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For the second episode of our series, “10 Years Surviving the BP Oil Spill” Dr. Riki Ott joins residents of coastal communities in Alabama and western Florida:  Captain Lori DeAngelis, who ran dolphin viewing charters before and after the BP oil disaster in western Florida and has experienced physical and mental health trauma as her…

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Throughout the 10th anniversary month of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are hosting a series of live interviews to raise awareness about the ongoing suffering and chronic illnesses of those who lived and worked near the disaster. Studies now show that chemicals used by the government to “clean up” the spill form a…

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Canceled due to COVID-19  After presenting at The National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC) annual conference in Wisconsin in 2019, Dr. Riki Ott was invited to conduct a workshop on Oil Spill Preparation and Response for Response Workers and Leaders of Tribal Communities in the Pacific Northwest at the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council Regional Conference,…

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“The Cost of Silence,” Mark Manning’s new film documenting widespread and still ongoing human illnesses in the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, and featuring ALERT’s work, premiered as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 27, 2020 in Park City, Utah.  National Resource Defense Council, in partnership with Entertainment Weekly featured ALERT…

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