Dr. Riki Ott, a marine toxicologist, just happened to be living in Cordova, Alaska at the time of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. What are the chances of that? Rather inopportune for Exxon and now for BP.
She spoke this morning about the long term effects on the people who cleaned up the Exxon Valdez spill and is warning that the same process is unfolding in Louisiana. Have we learned nothing from past oil spills? It would seem that our governments and oil companies haven’t.
Dr. Riki Ott’s interview is in Hour One. It’s just under 28 minutes long and worth every minute.
She’s also written a couple of books on the Exxon Valdez oil spill: Sound Truth and Corporate Myths – The legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and Not One Drop – Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez oil Spill.