First hurricane survivors were exposed to hazardous fumes in these FEMA trailers, and now five years later oil disaster workers are facing the same threat from the exact same trailers, said Rep. Melancon. We want to know why these trailers are still being used as housing, despite the many warnings and safeguards that have been put in place to prevent this situation. Workers along the Gulf Coast face enough dangers in the oil spill clean-up, without unknowingly being exposed to another danger when they come home at night.
"I understand how some people don't like what they see from afar, but it's not the whole story," said Michael Franklin, 49, who hired onto the crew in May. "We're just worker bees. We don't call the shots. When it is safe to do so, we work our butts off."
The question now is how many of the creatures are dying in the oil, said Eric Hoffmayer of the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab, who has studied whale sharks in the northern Gulf since 2002.
"Taking mouthfuls of thick oil is not conducive to them surviving," he said.
Hoffmayer has found that many of the northern Gulf's whale sharks feed off the mouth of the Mississippi River; the Deepwater Horizon site is about 40 miles southeast of the river.
"That basically confirms our worst fear: these animals do not know to stay away from the oil," Hoffmayer said.
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Tonys Try-and-Try-Again Deep-Fried Doughnuts
How much masking tape do you have? Keep stirring. If it still looks like that after an hour, continue stirring for four to six months. Cant you call it gravy? Japanese peanut butter? Swiss cheese has holes in it and nobody complains. Blot well with paper towels.
Another Thought from Chef Tony: Who wants to slave over a hot stove all day? Call Mortys Deli. They deliver. Dont you want your life back?