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.

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HOST: Kathleen McCoy, independent journalist



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LIVE: Wed, June 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

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