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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"Silence in the Sound" A book on the Exxon-Valdez oil spill
Many of you may have heard of the Exxon-Valdez oil spill that occured in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 24, 1989, spilling 250,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil. The book "Silence in the Sound" recounts a young women's time helping to clean up the beaches on the coast of Prince William Sound. Merle Savage the woman who helped clean the crude oil from the beaches was a determined and hard worker, she is also my grandmother. She also suffers from illnesses caused by the oil which she was breathing in aswell as many other workers from the cleanup crew. She now helps to raise awarness for the workers that are cleaning the BP oil spill most of which don't wear safety masks and are breathing in toxic chemicals which will have dire health effects down the road. I'll link her site and here's a couple pics. Thanks and stay tuned for more updates.