In anticipation of the anniversary date of the 2010 BP oil spill, Marine Toxicoligist and environmental activist Riki Ott held a press conference on March 25, 2020, to break down the scientific evidence linking oil dispersants (used on oil spills) to long-term illness in communities surrounding oil disasters. Ott is the founder of nonprofit The ALERT Project, which has officially sued the EPA over it’s outdated oil-spill response plan and it’s provision for the use of oil dispersants — now thought to be extremely toxic to animals, the environment and humans. A press packet, provided in conjunction with this press conference is available here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VsIFJzVDaYr9DVceNmPRuvEiRtErbbp0T2AFT0BQ71Q/edit

The presentation used in this video is available here: The document “Dispersants Myths and Facts” is available here: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.175.49/k43.4d3.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dispersants-myths-and-facts.pdf

Dr. Riki Ott will make herself available for follow up interviews and questions. Reach her via theALERTteam@gmail.com

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