May 2012

Photos from Taylor Well Fly Over

A flight over the "Taylor" well site thought to be leaking crude oil into the Gulf

Photos by Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen

200-year-old shipwreck found in Gulf of Mexico

By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An oil company exploration crew's chance discovery of a 200-year-old shipwreck in a little-charted stretch of the Gulf of Mexico is yielding a trove of new information to scientists who say it's one of the most well-preserved old wrecks ever found in the Gulf.
"When we saw it we were all just astonished because it was beautifully preserved, and by that I mean for a 200-year-old shipwreck," said Jack Irion, maritime archaeologist with the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in New Orleans.

Horrific Injuries Linked to BP Dispersant Corexit

By Cameron Langford, Courthouse News Service
14 May 12

Exposure to chemical dispersants BP used in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill left a commercial diver with seizures, unable to walk and going blind - and two members of his dive team committed suicide, the man claims in Harris County Court.

David Hogan and his wife sued BP and NALCO Co. - which made the Corexit oil dispersants - and a host of other defendants, including Halliburton, Transocean, ConocoPhillips, Xplore Oil & Gas and Stuyvesant Dredging Co.

Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen's photographs to be featured in gallery: The Cry of Silent Forms


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