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Saturday, August 28, 2010

The men who never came back.

Lost among the dead pelicans is the human toll of the BP spill. Figured so much time has been spent looking at pics of dirty beaches, might as well take some time to at least know the lives of people doing jobs that bring us the everyday stuff we use. It’s something missing from so much of the reporting on BP, where the focus now is more on the reparations for the living and people’s livelihoods. There’s the story about Mike Williams as told on 60 Minutes, and there’s also a more extensive look on Esquire into the lives of the eleven who died on the rig and the challenges they faced.

(Image is from a NASA satellite showing the rig on fire—the little white dot in the lower right.)

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