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ProPublica Blog: Former Valdez Cleanup Worker Warns of Toxic Dangers in the Gulf

Monday, June 7th, 2010

By Marian Wang

At the time, it was the worst oil spill the United States had ever seen.

It was 1989, and Merle Savage, then a healthy 50-year-old, had heard the news about Exxon Valdez. Compelled to help, she spent four months cleaning up Alaska’s oil-contaminated waters and shores.

She has never been the same since. Now 71, Savage still feels the toll that summer took on her health, but as she watches the reports coming out of the Gulf, she’s felt something else: Déjà vu.

After all, the reported symptoms seem to line up.

Read entire blog here.