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WATCH: Riki Ott on the Consequences of the BP Oil Spill

Marine biologist turned commercial salmon fisherma’am turned environmental activist Riki Ott (Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill) visited a small group of Alabama’s “Share the Beach” volunteers last week to share her story of a 20-year legal battle with Exxon-Mobil and her experiences with corporate malfeasance and environmental devastation.

From al.com:

In the first video, Ott talks about the impact the Valdez spill had on commercial fishing in Alaska, and speculates about the impact it might have on the Gulf of Mexico and its fragile eco-systems.

Exxon Valdez veteran, marine biologist on oil spill's impact on fishing

In the second video, Ott focuses on the human health hazards of oil exposure, both on skin and inhaled.

Marine biologist Riki Ott on human health risks of oil exposure

Read the whole article here.

 
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