April 16, 2015
6 Arrested in Protest at BP Headquarters Ahead of Spill Anniversary
“Among those arrested Wednesday were Cherri Foytlin from South Louisiana.
Cherri Foytlin: ‘I have seen with my own eyes the devastation that this spill has caused and continues to cause to this day This disaster is not over. We have oil that continues to run into our marshes and on our beaches…
But what I’m mainly concerned about is the toxic dispersants they used during the spill, that has caused a grave health issue for the people in the Gulf. I’ve seen children who are sick. In the early days we had rashes and respiratory problems, but now it’s moved into cancers, very aggressive cancers. In parts of where I live in Louisiana, just south of us in Plaquemines Parish, they say they’re burying about a person a week."
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