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Health Dangers in Spill Cleanup to Be Studied

From Reuters

Dozens of scientists gathered Friday to examine health dangers to workers cleaning up the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

Among the scientific papers scheduled for presentation at the conference is one from Michael Guerin of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who has found that crude oil can release toxic fumes known to be cancer-causing.

As many as 17 cleanup workers exposed to fumes reportedly became ill and were hospitalized.


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