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Your Call: Five years after the BP oil spill, what do we know about the long-term effects?


Five years after the BP oil spill, what do we know about the long-term effects? On the April 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.  Oil and methane gas spewed into the ocean for 87 straight days. The U.S. government estimates over 4 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf. Recovery teams collected only 17 percent. Where is all of that oil? Five years later, what do we know and what don’t we know? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Anne Rolfes, director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade

Dr. Riki Ott, marine toxicologist, former commercial fisherwoman who traveled to the Gulf to advocate for people who got sick after the BP spill, author of Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

David Hammer, investigative reporter with WWL-TV, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans

Web Resources:

BP report says Gulf rebounding, but government officials, environmentalists dismiss results as 'cherry-picked'

NY Times: New Regulation Aims to Prevent Explosions at Offshore Rigs

Nola.com: BP spill continues to threaten Gulf wildlife, National Wildlife Federation says

WWLTV/The Advocate: 5 Years later, no final word on BP spill’s effects

On Earth: The Gulf Disaster – Five Years Later

Community Voices Project