But …

The news media are largely ignoring the “unprecedented catastrophe” in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving sparse reporting up to news outlets like Al Jazeera. “Many locals argue that living in close proximity to – and eating seafood from – the Gulf is risky and disagree with federal agencies’ claims that the Gulf is now safe,” the report reads.

The dispersant used after the Gulf spill is banned in 19 nations.

Cross-border – international – regulation is essential for the oceans with their ever-moving currents. Materials added to the ocean – radioactive water, trash or dispersant – are not contained in borders.  Oceans deserve better protection.

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