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US Gov & Media Ignore Gulf Coast Syndrome

A year after the BP disaster, some Southerners say they’re coming down with mysterious and frightening illnesses

By Alex Woodward
New Orleans Gambit
April 19, 2011

“This is the best-hidden secret perhaps in the history of our nation.”

Dr. Mike Robichaux speaks into a microphone while standing on a truck bed in the shade of a massive tree in his yard in Raceland, La. He’s wearing a blue polo shirt and jeans, and his white-gray hair is parted neatly. The former state senator, known affectionately as Dr. Mike, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Lafourche Parish and self-described “too easygoing of a guy.” But today, he’s pissed.

“Nobody is fussing about this,” he says.

Robichaux invited his patients and dozens of others to speak about their situations. Outside of neighborhood papers with names like the Houma Courier, the Daily Comet and Tri-Parish Times, their stories exist solely on blogs and Facebook — unless you visit Al Jazeera English, or sources in Germany, Belgium and elsewhere in Europe.

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Whistleblower’s home raided after filming toxic dumping by Florida authorities


By Adrian Wyllie
Liberty Underground

JASPER, FLORIDA – Robert “Bob” Burton is a deadhead logger in the Florida panhandle.  In the course of his business, he stumbled upon some illegal activities carried out by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), including state employees dumping toxic waste in Florida water reclamation areas.

On Friday [Jan. 14], Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) agents, dressed in tactical gear and armed with assault rifles, served him with a search warrant.   Agents seized his computer, cell phone, and video camera.   However, Burton has not been charged with any crime.

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