But we will add this, the EPA Assistant Administrator for Air was in the Mobile, Alabama area this week and could "not remember" the name of the two most toxic chemicals they were allegedly testing for. She was responding to a WKRG news reporter's questions and still carrying the line that "we are on the job and people do not need to worry because so far our tests are not showing elevated levels."
The readers comments are interesting particularly the one by "JCaylor."
This is the same EPA that early on ordered BP to reduce their dispersant use by 75% right? They must have a had a good reason for the strongly worded letter they sent BP, but now after 2,000,000 gallons of Corexit has been used, the public is being told to not worry?
Why is the US Coast Guard helping BP instead of the US citizens?
What the hell is really going on here?
Dr. Ricki Ott, a Toxicologist, has a different assessment from the EPA AA:
"Just because you can't see the oil doesn't mean it's not there.
When the experts say "We can't find any oil," what they are referring to is standards set 40 years ago."
A second story from WKRG competitor ABC affiliate WEAR:
GULF OF MEXICO - Chris Henley spoke exclusively to Channel Three's Liz Nagy about what drove him off the water he loved for good.
When he got back to port Henley says he rushed one of his crewmen to the hospital. What he heard there was enough to make him walk away from 35 years on the Gulf without saying goodbye.
Interview with Dr. Rea CEO American Environmental Health Foundation
Dallas, Texas July 21, 2010 regarding what workers and citizens are being exposed to in the Gulf