Anticipating the severe human impacts that are likely to emerge as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in the Gulf SERI researchers Tom Webler and Seth Tuler, along with their colleague Kirstin Dow at the University of South Carolina, sent a memo to the Unified Command, OSHA, and others with recommendations to pro-actively address the potential impacts. The memo was sent in early May, as the magnitude and severity of the disaster was being understood.  The recommendations are based on our on-going project on the social disruptions of oil spills and spill response.

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