Hometown, Alaska: The Human Toll of the Gulf Oil Spill
Photo courtesy NOAA: Workers replacing oiled pom-pons with clean ones along a beach in Louisiana.
Alaskans are 21 years out from the Exxon Valdez, with the particular wisdom that hindsight offers. What they know – beyond the environmental and legal aspects of the Exxon Valdez – is the devastating and long-term toll that man-made disasters can have on people. On this week’s Hometown, Alaska host Kathleen McCoy will be joined by Alaskan, Ed Thompson and disaster sociologist, Dr. Steve Picou to discuss the unique human impact of these two oil spills. Join in the conversation on Hometown, Alaska Wednesday at 2:00 pm.
- NOLA.com: Alaska’s present, after 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, might be Gulf Coast’s future (27 June 2010)
- Unified Command for the BP Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon Response
- NOAA: BP Oil Spill Incident Response
- PWSRCAC: BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
- PWSRCAC: Peer Listening videos by Dr. Steve Picou
- PWSRCAC: Coping with Technical Disasters : A user friendly guidebook (PDF)
- Talk of Alaska: The Spill in the Gulf of Mexico (10 May 2010)
- July 7: UAA Chancellor Fran Ulmer holds listening session for Gulf oil spill recovery and response ideas
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HOST: Kathleen McCoy, independent journalist
- Ed Thompson, director, Crisis Management Unit, BP Alaska
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LIVE: Wed, June 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
REPEAT: Wed, June 30, 2010 at 10:00 p.m.
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