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What will happen now that bin Laden has been killed?

9:09 am in banality of evil, BP oil disaster, Economy, Politics by marymccurnin

What will happen to Bradley Manning now that America has killed Osama bin Laden? Will Mr. Manning be seen as a partner in crime with bin Laden?

What will happen to the fight for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? Will the money be needed to protect Americans from the vengence of Al Qaeda?

What will happen to the Gulf of Mexico now that Osama bin Laden has been killed? Will we need to drill for oil at home because of the threat in the Middle East?

What will happen to the freedoms that have been eroded for the sake of security now that Osama bin Laden has been killed? Are we safer? Can we be free again now?

What will happen to the little children in America and the Middle East who continue to go hungry now that Osama bin Laden has been killed? Will they be fed or will the resources be needed to protect the world?

What will happen to Obama’s chances of re-election now that Osama bin Laden has been killed?

What will happen to the bankers that destroyed the world economy now that Osama bin Laden has been killed?

What will happen?

Your Government is a Toxic Hazard

2:05 pm in banality of evil, BP oil disaster, Energy, Politics, Uncategorized by marymccurnin

The day the largest environmental catastrophe in American history began. (photo: SkyTruth via Flickr)

… people were so ridiculous with their illusions, carrying their fools’ caps unawares, thinking their own lies opaque while everybody else’s were transparent, making themselves exceptions to everything, as if when all the world looked yellow under a lamp they alone were rosy. -George Eliot

Obfuscation, Opacity and the B.P. Oil Tragedy

We live in dark times. The average citizen is considered expendable to our own government as is the natural world that sustains us. If we complain or kick up a little dust we are considered misfits. Look at what happened during the Army Corp of Engineers/Katrina flooding of New Orleans. When some were trying to find food they were labeled looters and skallywags. And if you get testy running the TSA gauntlet forget about making your flight. You might even get thrown out of the airport or fined.

We have been distracted by the continued lack of a concrete, functional response to the jobless situation, the massively horrid wars, and any number of outrages one could bullet point. The British Petroleum/Obama Administration oil tragedy has faded from the MSM, blogs and our own consciousness. But the effects of the tragedy still impact the environment and the health of the people living along the gulf. The poisoning will continue to kill and sicken but we will not hear about it. The wetlands will erode. Migratory birds will be poisoned. New Orleans is at a great and continued risk from hurricanes due to the erosion of the wetland barrier between it and the gulf.

Some may contend that the stance I have taken is hyperbolic. But remember what happened to the 9-11 responders. They were told the environment around the World Trade Center was safe. No respirators needed. Almost 1000 responders have died. What will happen to the TSA workers who are not allowed to wear badges that lert  them to hazardous levels of radiation? What will happen to the oil spill workers who were not allowed to wear respirators or were not told of the dangers VOC’s?

Gulf Fisherman: Young boy Poisoned by Corexit

Where there’s smoke…there’ Feinberg

America’s Gulf: New Report Says It’s Dying

Oil from Gulf spill still fouling Louisiana marshes

Gulf Oil Spill continues to foul 168 miles of Louisiana coastline

Shocking human poison levels in latest Gulf tests

It is hard to stay informed.  It overwhelms and depresses. It is hard to know if the information you are getting is credible. It is impossible to trust the official response. As we wait for a leader, a savior we fritter away the valuable time we have left. There is so much to be done. It has all been said before.

“There’s Pods of Dead Dolphins Everywhere”

8:57 pm in BP oil disaster, Energy by marymccurnin

I follow New Orleans Ladder to stay abreast of the BP Tragedy. There I found the newest youtube of Kindra Arnesen.

Kindra Arnesen is a Gulf Coast resident who has been actively fighting BP and trying to keep people informed about what is happening and not happening. I have been watching her since last May when BP started their massive kill of the northern Gulf of Mexico.  She does not look well in this video. She has been hospitalized once with infected lesions. The two women that work with her were hospitalized at the same time with chemical pneumonitis. I am concerned for Kindra. I am concerned for our planet. Have we really forgotten so soon?

Please watch.

These Heroes Among Us

11:44 am in Art, banality of evil, BP oil disaster, Energy, jerks by marymccurnin

There are many, many people working to either save the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem or trying to get the images and message out about it. We all know that we cannot rely on our own government, MSM or British Petroleum to tell us the truth. The powerful cannot overcome the good. Right now it just seems that way. With photographers like Nick Zantop and Jerry Moran_Native New Orleans Photography and organizations like the American Birding Association and On Wings of Care willing to take risks and get dirty there is hope for the gulf and us.

This post is a small acknowledgement of the efforts of these amazing and diligent folk. Having spent time in Grand Isle, LA and experienced the worst environmental disaster in America’s history I am in awe of their dedication and continued energy.

This is a video of Nick’s photography of Grand Isle.

Graveyard of the Gulf – Grand Isle, Louisiana from Nick Zantop.

Here is an excerpt from Nick’s diary, Black Death, of the BP Tragedy.

The rocks along the pass continued to the north and I followed them. I felt as if I must surely have been somewhere that BP would not want anyone to see, but as an atv zoomed past me heading west its rider waved. With the lone rider past me and not a single soul in front of me, my racing heartbeat began to slow. Before long, my senses were overwhelmed by the unmistakable scent of death. I began to notice bones and bodies on and between the rocks, those of birds and fish. On a large rock, two young seagull chicks were baked into a pile of decaying skin and feathers. They were recent victims, perhaps only dead for a day. A few feet away, the large bones of a brown pelican and its oil stained feathers lay between rocks spotted with oil. Brown pelicans were just taken off the US federal endangered and threatened species list in November of last year. Just beyond the rocks, the beach began to open up, formed by sand that washes through the pass and collects along the rocks. This beach was completely drenched with crude oil and it looked as if a cleanup crew had never set foot there.

Here is a quote from Jerry Moran’s Journal about his travels and experiences with the "spill".

Yesterday is a day I will not forget anytime soon. I took a boat trip to Raccoon Island, which is about 20 miles south of Cocodrie, with a photog friend of mine Andy Levin. While covering the BP Oil Spill, Disaster, whatever they want to call it, from Venice to Fouchon over the past two months I have seen a lot of s…tuff, but nothing really prepared me for what I saw yesterday……..It is my impression that the farther away the oil has hit, the less attention it gets from BP. Raccoon Island is the largest Pelican Rookery in Louisiana, much larger that Queen Bess in Grand Isle or Cat Island. I have never been on the 2 islands in Grand Isle, but have wondered many times what was on them, besides the dead animals you could see from the boom, or the oiled garbage left on the shores by BP. Something else I have noticed at the Grand Isle rookeries on three visits over a 6 week period is that the population of the birds is declining steadily, specifically on my trip last week when a guesstimate would be a 60 to 70 % decline in mostly adults, leaving the young to fend for themselves in the oil and corexit infested waters. Some of my questions were answered yesterday on Racoon island, where death is everywhere and I mean everywhere, even though visible oil is much less an issue, which concerns me greatly. A lot of the birds that weren’t dead, were obviously poisoned, almost acting drunk and dazed. Some were hardly walking, and some were alive, but lying where they will surely expire, some were actually fighting each other for food(surely contaminated)…….It is really hard for me to believe that nothing can be done to curb what is no less than the extermination of our beloved state bird, along with thousands of other birds and animals. There are not many times where I have just stopped shooting and left….yesterday was one of those day’s.

And here are some examples of Jerry’s photography.

Images from The Gulf Coastcopyright 2005-2010

Thanks to all of the people who brave BP and toxins and our government to bring us the facts..

UPDATE from Nick Zantop concerning the work being done by the National Guard on the Gulf Coast.

The guard troops were some of the only people I saw who were consistently putting in 110% to everything.
They have airlifted tens of millions of pounds of sandbags to create a barrier against the oil (unfortunately this isn’t proving to be as effective as hoped, as it seems that oil is still able to slip through many of these areas) and on Grand Isle alone they completed an 8.2 mile long stretch of inflatable, water-filled Tiger Dam to keep oil from migrating farther up the beach. If only everyone else involved was able to move as efficiently as the Guard.

Grand Isle and the Illusion of Health

12:31 pm in BP oil disaster, Uncategorized by marymccurnin

Booms on Grand Isle Beach

As I step from the airplane onto the accordian walkway I bump into a wall of heat and humidity that I had forgotten existed. July in New Orleans is not hospitable. The thick weather was created for flying cockroaches and alligators not modern, whimpy humans.

I am in town for a week to visit with my family and am curious to see if there was evidence of the BP tragedy in my hometown. What I do find is very interesting and consistent with a place that lives with the tangible possibility of danger and excitement on a seasonal basis. The two seasons that come to mind are hurricane and Mardi Gras.

In Sacramento where I live the oil "spill" is a persistent topic of conversation. My neighbors talk about it. Commentors and posters on FDL write about it. I have to admit to be obsessed by it.

But in New Orleans I find that the disaster is not the first thing to be discussed. New Orleanians have adapted to the possibility of high water either from the river or the coast since its founding in 1718. People are still trying to overcome the physical and mental stress of Katrina. Perhaps since neighborhoods and business districts have not yet been marked by oil there is no sense of urgency. And New Orleans has never been known for its sense of urgency. It also seems unfair that a people should have to absorb so much negative information.

On Saturday my friend, Sydney (name changed to provide anonymity) and I go to Grand Isle. Sydney has been going there for years to fish and hang out with compatriots. It takes two hours to drive there. The land is flat. Then it gets flatter. Then it becomes water. There are rows on the horizon of dead oaks where the salt water has eroded inland. It has been a wet summer and the Mississippi river has pushed water into the last places that can hold it. The ride is green, blue and white; vegetation, sky and clouds.

Usually, this is the time of year when the little town would be filled with fishermen. They have been replaced with cleanup crews and security guards. The crews are kept herded together. They are dressed in white clothes, big straw hats, and black or yellow boots. They are bound together by a fraternity of sweat and a clear need for employment. The guards wear clean, perfect British Petroleum t-shirts with security badges. You can tell everyone is waiting for the day to be over. It is 91 degrees and the heat index is at 105.

The first beach we see is clean. There are rows of orange, water filled booms about fifty feet from the gulf. Tracks from a bulldozer persist up and down the entire beach. Way in the distance to the east you can see people slowly bending and shoveling. I climb over the booms and land on the lower part of the beach. I am hit with a sudden odor of oil. This smell lives close to the sand and is pungent.

I keep thinking "Where is the death and destruction? I don’t see any damn oil!"

Sydney takes me to the mangroves in the wetlands. The water is murky but it often is. Big swirls are evidence of red fish. Herons hang on the mangroves hunched over waiting for a meal.

We make our way to Grand Isle State Park and Pier. British Petroleum has a huge compound there to feed the workers. There are three large white tents filled with mostly men eating their lunches. The tents are air conditioned.

We meet Giada Connestari, a photographer and Emanuele Bompan, a reporter. Both are from Italy. The four of us walk through the tents and onto the pier. Sydney asks me later if I had heard all of the coughing in the tents. I had not. I was mostly taking in the air conditioning and watching people suck down sandwiches and soft drinks.

At all entrances and exits to beaches and parking lots the ubiquitous BP guards are on patrol. You can tell they had been schooled on smiles and p.r. They are now pretending the beaches belong to the public until they are told otherwise. I also notice that most of the cleanup crew is black. Most of the security guards are not. It reminds me of chain gangs I saw as a very small child but without the strain of unadulterated repression running through it.

We walk down the pier to the gulf. Brown pelicans dive after invisible fish. A shark swims looking for prey. We talk to people investigating or vacationing. Everyone is dismayed that things look so good. Emanuele Bompan who is also a cartographer explains that the beaches had just been cleaned and that oil is expected to be back that night. He also tells us that size of the land mass relative to the size of the spill means that things will seem normal in a lot of areas. This is particularly true since most of the oil is still at the bottom of the gulf or mingling with Corexit to form a more toxic soup. Damn dispersants. The chemical gives an illusion of health where there is none.

Photos Dating From June 1 Through July 10, 2010

Sydney and I are tired and hungry. We leave the beach and drive back into Grand Isle to find a restaurant. We don’t get to see one another very often and have an intentionally leisurely meal. We eat shrimp and sausage gumbo. Sydney has a crab meat poboy. I have a BLT. It is one of the most satisfying meals I have had in a long time.

On the plane ride back to California I sit next to a young man heading towards Portland. He is a helicopter mechanic and has been working on the spill. The company who employs him has been dropping sand bags in front of wetlands to try and protect them from the corruption they will certainly endure. He tells me that the camp in Venice, La where he and eight of his fellow workers have been living was just rented out for $2400 a night (24 beds) for the next year by the Louisiana Department of Fish and Game. This comes to a total of $876,000 for the year. At least one family on the coast of Louisiana will be secure for a good long while.

*Below are photographs of Grand Isle taken in the 1920′s and 1930′s by Fonville Winans. He is well known in Louisiana. He also took a portrait of my family in 1958 when I was eight years old.

Copyright www.fonvillewinans.com

1930 Photographs by Fonville Winans

Complaints and Observations from Residents Living Near the Oil Tragedy

1:03 pm in BP oil disaster by marymccurnin

Every day I check NOLA.com and New Orleans Ladder for the most current information available about the craptastic oil volcano. Then I follow the links provided to find out what is happening on the ground with the people and animals affected by this tragedy. I found a site called Louisiana Bucket Brigade and it has an Oil Spill Crisis Map. The map documents complaints and observations from residents. Here are just a few from New Orleans:

"On Wednesday June 10, I woke with with noticeable sinus pressure. As the morning progressed, the pressure increased and I started to get a bad headache. By about 11:30, I had to go home and rest. I know there was a lot oil burned the day before."

"driving/walking around uptown, near magazine street and neighborhoods around st. charles and jefferson yesterday, whiffs of sulfur could be smelled."

"Chemical odor, irritated throat, nola east… Tudo and willow brook drive"

"I heard there’s a chemical that smells like burnt toast. I’ve smelled it a few times before in New Orleans East and towards Chalmette. Smelt it real strong this past Monday in the Marigny. Also on Tuesday on Esplanade near Grand Route St. John."

"Strong foul odor, smells like chemical waste, jean lafite pkwy and judge
Perez"

"70117, smell of chemicals in air, headache and sinus issues"

"strong oil smell at UNO; have headache and scratchy throat"

"5+ continuous weeks of the first migraine I’ve ever had, and 3 weeks of severe double vision and eye pain.
I have immune system problems, and have had MRIs, 5 blood tests, etc. since, with no cause found.
The timing is no coincidence."

"I smell a gas-like odor all throughout new Orleans whenever I step outside. It stinks. And it sucks becaus I feel nauseated if I’m outside for too long."

"Considering the likely toxicity of air, disruption of services etc. relating to this unprecedented Chemical Spill, it would seem that FEMA would be obligated by Presidential Directive 5(HSPD-5) to institute a N.I.M.S. response with regard to the human hazards apparent in N.O. The symptoms people are experiencing appear, in every way, to warrant(if not require) an I.C.S. response from FEMA.
I am reminded of a lady in Slidell who is ‘stranded’ within the confines of her home, with 3 boys, due to the ill effects of going outside.
With children out of school for these hot Summer months, and their natural playground now rendered toxic, I would think it in BP’s ‘better interest’ to take some mitigating action, regarding the health and safety of these human lives.
I might suggest to BP some temporary relocation for those who desire it, until N.O. air quality can be brought back (at least) to pre-Deep W.Horizon breatheable levels."

And here is a comment and image from Central Florida:

"Took this photo after experiencing a strange black film being pushed to the side by my windshield wipers. it built up over the drive time to what you see in the photo. The next morning I tried rubbing it, but got a tar-like effect when wiping it, making it smudge more.Has any one else experienced this?"
Oiled Windshield  from Oil Spill Crisis Map
Image from Louisiane Bucket Brigade Oil Spill Crisis Map

Below is an interview with Rikki Ott from May 18, 2010.

She has her PhD in marine toxicology with a specialty in oil polution. She is discussing the health impacts of the oil tragedy

As far as I can tell there has been no meaningful response to the citizens along the gulf coast by our government. Clearly, it is no longer our government. I guess all of "our" resources are over in Afganistan fighting those 50 Al Qaeda members. I would suggest contacting your Congresspeople and Senators and Obama but how much good will that really do?

Where do we go from here?

The Google and Hurricane Information

4:16 pm in BP oil disaster by marymccurnin

I decided to look at all of the oil rigs in the gulf today. Guess what! Google says "We are sorry, but we don’t have imagery at this zoom level for this region. Try zooming out for a broader look." humm. Was this always the case? Because the zoom level that they cannot view is only half way up the slider. Usually, you get this message at the very top of the slider. Funny. We are not allowed to see the 3,858 oil platforms that house over 50,000 bore holes. I guess they will say it is a Homeland Security issue. Here are the images from google.

And here is the forecast for the upcoming hurricane season:
NOAA releases 2010 hurricane forecast – "Extremely active" season possible

Every morning I wake up more angry than the previous evening. Tomorrow morning I may explode.

Sometimes a Barracuda

11:36 am in BP oil disaster by marymccurnin

When I was a child my family would take vacations to Destin, Florida. It wasn’t just our family but three or four other families from our neighborhood. We stayed at the Silver Beach Motel. It was a series of small cabins and a motel. It is gone now replaced by miles of Miami like high rises.

I was privileged to witness a beach so white as to be compared to sugar or salt. It burned the body double. It was that bright. The water was emerald green and fell suddenly into an azure blue. Sandpipers, Willets and Black-bellied Plovers constantly worked the waves. Back and forth. In and Out. Back and forth. Sea grass leaned away from the wind in parchment colored clumps. We would push our hands down into the sand to find banded periwinkle shells.

Armed with a diving mask and fins my brother, sister and I would skin dive all day. We became the ocean. Blue crabs, sting rays, little schools of fish, and the occasional dolphin kept us company. Sometimes a barracuda would hang suspended at the edge of our vision. This fish was not a friendly sight. The only thing that could pull us from our adventure was the dark water of the evening or the whistle of the life guard who had spotted a shark.

My father would take us to the bridge that spanned the bay so we could catch crabs.We would tie bacon to the traps and lower them into the water and wait. Usually, we would catch a few, put them in a bucket and poke them for awhile. Then we would give them back to mother nature.

One of the other fathers had a motor boat and we would fish for Spanish mackerel. Once as we were headed back to shore up from under the back of the boat a giant ray jumped out of the water. It looked wider than than the boat. We were too fascinated to be worried or scared. That evening we barbecued the oily, tasty mackerel.

It was always hard to pack up and head back to New Orleans. But we knew we would be back the next year.

There were photos of us taken over the years in Destin. We are happy and sunburned. You can see us change from children to teenagers. My mother and father are seen as a handsome couple and in their prime.

My parents were the keepers of these captured memories. All of these images were lost in Katrina. We thought that the worst that was going to happen to our corner of the world had happened. We hadn’t figured on British Petroleum, the eco-friendly oil company.

May 5, 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Information & Links

10:11 am in BP oil disaster, Energy by marymccurnin

In memory of the workers killed on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig

Jason Anderson
Aaron Dale Burkeen
Donald Clark
Stephen Curtis
Roy Wyatt Kemp
Karl Kleppinger
Gordon Jones
Blair Manuel
Dewey Revette
Shane Roshto
Adam Weise

Here are links for May 5, 2010 to news, wildlife rescue, state and federal sites, volunteer sites and others. Your links and information are needed. They will be included on the next day’s post. Science and Twitter were added as new categories today. We need more Science links.


Why is the BP stock going back up?

Pentagon: more US National Guard troops for oil spill disaster

ProPublica

BP Had Other Problems in Years Leading to Gulf Spill
by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica – April 29, 2010 11:01 pm EDT

License to Spill: Cheney, BP and The Gulf of Mexico

The Oil Drum Discussions about energy and our future

Training:

Emergency.louisiana.gov

News Updates:

Deepwater Horizon Response
Gulf Restoration Network
Skytruth
NOLA.com
al.com
http://www.pnj.com Pensacola FL
http://www.sunherald.com Biloxi/Gulfport MS
http://www.al.com/press-register/ Mobile AL
Reuters
New York Times

Science:

Ocean Circulation Group University of South Florida

Activism:

Greenpeace

Care2

Volunteer or Work:

Wetlands International
Volunteer Florida
Volunteer Louisiana
emergency.Louisiana.gov
OilSpillVolunteers.com
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
Coalition To Restore Coastal Louisiana

Help Rescue Wildlife:

Oiled Wildlife Care Network Blog-U.C. Davis This is information from the front lines in LA.
Florida Shorebird Alliance
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Tri State Bird Rescue and Research
IBRRC International Bird Rescue Research Center
Facebook/Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries
California Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response
Wildlife Health Center, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Federal, State, Information, Fact, Sites:

Volunteer Florida
Volunteer Louisinana
LA Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Projected Trajectory
U.S.Coast Guard District 8 Flicker Site
Deepwater Horzon Incident Site

NOAA
NOAA Environmental Modeling Center
Environmental Economics Blog
Environmental and Urban Economics Blog
Twitter Oil Spill
EPA

Health Related Concerns:

Poison Control Center

Hazwoper Certification:
(Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)
There are many places across the country to take this course.

National Environmental Trainers, Inc. Martinez, GA
Safety Council Baton Rouge, Addis, Gonzales, LA
MSU/Safety and Environmental Training Courses MS
Osha Compliance Safety Training Folsom, CA

Twitter:

al.com
nola.com

Facebook:

Propublica

Gulf Restoration Network

Others:

British Petroleum Site (cringe)

May 4, 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Information and Links

8:23 am in BP oil disaster, Energy by marymccurnin

Here are links for May 4, 2010 to news, wildlife rescue, state and federal sites, volunteer sites and others. As always, I will update them as the information becomes available. Your links and information are needed. They will be included on the next day’s post. Science and Twitter were added as new categories today.

Huffington Post by Dan Froomkin
NOAA Warned Interior It Was Underestimating Threat Of Serious Spill
NOAA is the nation’s lead ocean resource agency, and the warnings came in its response to a draft of the Obama Administration’s offshore oil drilling plans. The comments were Web-published in October by the whistle-blowing group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
……as I recall when Bush tried to weaken the authority of NOAA by hiring incompetent people a mass resignation was threatened. Bush backed down. NOAA is good people.

Oiled Wildlife Care Network Blog by Mike Ziccardi
"Lastly, we finally have great news on the training front.  After a complete re-review by OSHA of the “paraprofessional” training program, health and safety trainings will begin tomorrow, and will be fully in operation Wednesday."
….. Mike Ziccardi is my hero. Please go to his blog and comment. Mr. Ziccardi is working long hours and is leading the bird rescue effort.

News Updates:

Deepwater Horizon Response
Gulf Restoration Network
Skytruth
NOLA.com
al.com
http://www.pnj.com Pensacola FL
http://www.sunherald.com Biloxi/Gulfport MS
http://www.al.com/press-register/ Mobile AL
Reuters
New York Times

Science:

Ocean Circulation Group University of South Florida

Activism:

Care2

Volunteer or Work:

Wetlands International
Volunteer Florida
Volunteer Louisinana
emergency.Louisiana.gov
OilSpillVolunteers.com
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
Coalition To Restore Coastal Louisiana

Help Rescue Wildlife:

Oiled Wildlife Care Network Blog-U.C. Davis This is information from the front lines in LA.
Florida Shorebird Alliance
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Tri State Bird Rescue and Research
IBRRC International Bird Rescue Research Center
Facebook/Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries
California Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response
Wildlife Health Center, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Federal, State, Information, Fact, Sites:

Volunteer Florida
Volunteer Louisinana
LA Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Projected Trajectory
U.S.Coast Guard District 8 Flicker Site
Deepwater Horzon Incident Site

NOAA
NOAA Environmental Modeling Center
Environmental Economics Blog
Environmental and Urban Economics Blog
Twitter Oil Spill
EPA

Health Related Concerns:

Poison Control Center

Hazwoper Certification:
(Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)
There are many places across the country to take this course.

National Environmental Trainers, Inc. Martinez, GA
Safety Council Baton Rouge, Addis, Gonzales, LA
MSU/Safety and Environmental Training Courses MS
Osha Compliance Safety Training Folsom, CA

Twitter:

al.com
nola.com

Others:

British Petroleum Site (cringe)