A month after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, a national team including Alaskans conducted a precedent-setting study of the potential health affects on the health of the army of workers thrown into the cleanup effort.  This time there is a much greater awareness about oil spill worker safety.  See, for example, the OSHA website at: http://www.osha.gov/oilspills/index.html#expanded-hazard-information and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences oil
spill website at http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/index.cfm?id=2495.

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