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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.



Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill



BP Oil Spill

"Silence in the Sound"  The book



Link to the site

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52 comments:

  1. do what u want couse a pirate is free!You're a Pirate!!
    cool!suppin bro :)
    check both my blogs are interesting! ;)

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  3. Way to fast for a book to come out.

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  4. I believe it was a planned demolition of the rig

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  5. not sure what to say here, but pollution is always the worst.

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  6. Is this still not fix'd yet?

    Jesus... The world goes down not with a bang but with a whisper...

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  7. Kind of a humbling deal, nice blog title btw.

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  8. I really admire people who get their hands dirty helping out in scenarios like these. More power to your grandmother mate, and I hope the book sells / continues to sell well.

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  9. this is somewhat depressing :/

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  10. must have been a fast writer indeed

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  11. wow that's really bad, interesting i've never heard about this.

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  12. Will check it out! Sounds like it will be a controvesial book..

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  13. Stupid oil companies destroying our planet..

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  14. didn´t know that even breathing there is unhealthy.

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  15. wow, didn't know people made books that fast

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  16. That spill sucked..
    I might check that book out..
    Have to do a novel analysis for class soon, so why not?

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  17. they wrote the book before the this oil spill's clean up . That whale was fucked up

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  18. good book and post.. must be more aware

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    followin

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  19. Great blog, man!

    Hope you`ll check out mine as well.

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  20. That's pretty sad that she and the other workers suffers an illness just because of helping clean that mess up.

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  21. Just looking at those pictures makes me sick on the inside...

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  22. one of my childhood playgrounds got ruined by an oilspill

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  23. I'm glad so many people are committed to cleaning up the spills

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  24. I hate how much money these oil companies make

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  25. looks like fun!

    check out my new blog, The Stepback Fadeaway!

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  26. Sounds like a good read but I have so many books to read already! Thanks for the nice comment and im supporting for love for all! haha

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