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The Gulf Coast Resilience System is focused on building the health, human security, resilience, and sustainability of the Gulf Coast Region.

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Gulf's Dolphins Pay Heavy Price for Deepwater Oil Spill

A study of bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, showed that many of the marine mammals were suffering from lung and liver disease. Photograph: Alamy

by Peter Beaumont - - March 31, 2012

New studies show impact of BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster on dolphins and other marine wildlife may be far worse than feared.

A new study of dolphins living close to the site of North America's worst ever oil spill – the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe two years ago – has established serious health problems afflicting the marine mammals.

The report, commissioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], found that many of the 32 dolphins studied were underweight, anaemic and suffering from lung and liver disease, while nearly half had low levels of a hormone that helps the mammals deal with stress as well as regulating their metabolism and immune systems.


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RAND - Focus on Community Resilience - Newsletter

imageWelcome to the first Focus on Community Resilience newsletter. At RAND, we have been intensively studying the many cross-cutting issues related to how communities can withstand and recover from disasters and other conditions that affect community well-being. We are launching this newsletter to share research findings, resources, and tools with people like you who are working to help communities prepare for natural and manmade emergencies. We hope this newsletter will stimulate an exchange of ideas among community leaders and a forum to share lessons about resilience-building strategies and activities.

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Deepwater Trouble on the Horizon: Oil Discovered Floating Near Source of Gulf of Mexico Spill (Video & Photos) - August 24, 2011


Oil bubbles to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico within one mile northeast of BP's Macondo well on August 23, 2011. (Press-Register/Jeff Dute)

MOBILE, Alabama -- Oil is once again fouling the Gulf of Mexico around the Deepwater Horizon well, which was capped a little over a year ago.

Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of small, circular patches of oily sheen dotted the surface within a mile of the wellhead. With just a bare sheen present over about a quarter-mile, the scene was a far cry from the massive slick that covered the Gulf last summer.

Floating in a boat near the well site, Press-Register reporters watched blobs of oil rise to the surface and bloom into iridescent yellow patches. Those patches quickly expanded into rainbow sheens 4 to 5 feet across.

Each expanding bloom released a pronounced and pungent petroleum smell. Most of the oil was located in a patch about 50 yards wide and a quarter of a mile long.

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Reports Provided by Darrell Hocker

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Indian Creek - Eastpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant

submitted by Stuart Leiderman

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Indian Creek Eastpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant
Posted on March 20, 2011 by Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog
Indian Creek Eastpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant
Eastpoint Waste Water Treatment Plant Sewage Plant Waste

Eastpoint Waste Water Treatment Plant Sewage Plant Waste

Scientist John Hutchison has been studying Indian Creek in Eastpoint, Florida.
While studying the toxic water higher than usual radiation background was
detected possibly from a source upstream. Regardless of the publicized ‘no
health impact” of Japanese radiation in the United States it is evident the
“Radioactive Background” will be increased. In areas with higher than normal

Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection - Inspection Report - Eastpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant - June 15, 2009

Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection - Eastpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant
Inspection Report - June 15, 2009 (a 13 page PDF report)


submitted by Stuart Leiderman

Cholera in Eastpoint, Florida - History of Acknowledged Trouble

dear Mike and group:

there seems to be a history of acknowledged trouble in the area. here are some
references and contacts. a nice hurricane or two to churn up the shallow bay
might worsen conditions further.

national research reserve:,_Florida



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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Vibrio Cholera traced back to Apalachicola Bay oysters

Some Apalachicola Bay oysters are being recalled after being linked
to an outbreak of Vibrio cholera.

Cholera in Eastpoint, Florida

Letter Hand-Delivered to Governor Rick Scott today 5/4/11

re: Toxic Waters and Cholera Outbreak in Florida - by Anita Stewart


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