Thursday, June 03, 2010

Fisherman's wife breaks the silence:  BP oil spill is making shrimpers and fisherman sick (CNN)

Arnesen believes it was vapors from the oil and the dispersants from the BP Gulf oil disaster that made her husband and the other shrimpers sick. She says they were downwind of it, and the smell was "so strong they could almost taste it."
For several weeks, she hesitated to talk publicly about it. Like many fishermen who can no longer fish in the Gulf, her husband has signed a contract to work with BP to clean up the oil, and she doesn't want to bite the hand that puts food on her family's table.

Meanwhile, Slate has some ideas on how to punish BP.