In episode four, Dr. Ott hosts guests Lynda Zambrano and Rick Steiner, who discuss civic actions we can take right now to change unsafe, outdated oil spill policies and to build local capacity within communities to minimize harm during oil disasters. Lynda Zambrano of the Tulalip Nation, organized the first Tribal Emergency Response Council on…

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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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