Health Impacts of Pipelines and Oil Spills
Submitted by: North Shore NOPE
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.