Health Impacts of Pipelines and Oil Spills

Submitted by: North Shore NOPE

The evidence:

Review of literature on oil spill’s health impacts

  • Concludes that KMX poses real and significant risk to public health and the environment.
  • Analyzes BP Deep Water Horizon oil-dispersant spill, foreshadowing a dilbit spill due to similarities in the substances’ make-ups.
  • BP DWH caused:
    • Compounded harm to ecosystems, from bacteria to predators like dolphins, with continuing harm to present day.
    • Widespread and continuing human health impacts, including adrenal and lung disease, liver and reproductive damage, endocrine disruption and cancer.