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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
What Will Be the Long-Term Health Effects of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf?
The National Academy of Sciences has published the findings from a workshop that brought together experts to assess the long-term physical, social, and economic health effects of the BP oil spill. As you would expect, there is no good news here.