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July 7th, 2010
09:48 PM ET

Dead Oysters: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, dead oyster found in the Gulf.  Plus, a BP doctor talks about the injuries and illnesses he's seeing on the job.

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  1. Michael

    Heahline
    Sea Turtles launch class action suit against BP for death and distruction.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  2. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Renee, "The government is now working on locating all of the wells as we do not have a consolidated list."

    You have to wonder why they have never compiled such a list. It is frightening that it took a tragedy of this proportion to get our government to take action.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  3. Eric R.

    its going to be even worse now that they have bypassed the first amendment , every reporter who gets to close gets fined or thrown in jail

    have also heard of bp dumping new sand on beaches to cover up oil , don't know how much truth there is to this but i would not put it past them

    July 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  4. Renee

    Just a tear jerker of a story. I wonder if she got pregnant from IVF and had extra hormones that caused the brain damage/stroke. Tune in tommorrow?!

    July 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  5. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Thanks Sanjay for filling in again tonight (and I assume the rest of the week?). Good discussions all. Hope everyone has a good evening.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  6. Sue R. Canton MI.

    I hope the triplets will soon get to see their mom.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  7. Emily

    Awful! 🙁
    Poor Abby...looks like a great interview there Dr. Gupta.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  8. Sharon Hastings

    @Sue. I agree. I suspect many would like Anderson and CNN to leave the gulf area and the story. All the more reason why they should not leave.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  9. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Emily, "What are some of the potential side effects? (of eating the seafood to people, and how long the marine life will be effected)"

    No one knows, that is what is so tragic. If the government comes out and says it may be harmful they will destroy the fishing industry down there so we may never know the truth until people start to get sick from it.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  10. Aleta Pahl

    We need more coverage of all the pelicans and birds that are still dying on the beaches and in the water because there are not enough people to scoop them up or find them. Thanks to the do nothing Fish and Wildlife, they don't let the groups come down to help like they should... as if a dead bird is better than someone else touching it other than them.

    This situation gets worse and worse as good people are turned away and it looks like some major coverup going on. I hate to say the word "conspiracy" but why are all the rules, BP rules? Why are we so impotent or worse in collusion with BP like in he heyday of MMS?

    Something is terribly wrong here. God help the good men like Ed Markey and Anderson Cooper to get to the bottom of this.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  11. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    It sounds like the police never gave up. Playing the race card is wrong.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  12. Renee

    @ JoAnn: Husband head some guy on the radio. The government is now working on locating all of the wells as we do not have a consolidated list. It is like leaving an aircraft carrier out in the ocean and no one knowing it is out there.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow! Finally! Serial killer caught!!!! I am glad he is in jail now. I want know who he is???

    July 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  14. mike ,oregon

    is bp trying to get the relief well done before the extra containment is in place, so they can keep us all guessing how much oil is really coming out?

    July 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  15. Joyce Rabon

    We have seen what the oil is doing to the beaches and marshes. We have seen what it is doing to the birds, turtles, marine mammals, and humans. Now it continues to flow and to spread. The toxic dispersants continue to be poured into the gulf in huge quantities making everything worse, killing more marine life, making humans ill and causing the oil to be more difficult to clean up. I wonder what it is doing to the once beautiful reefs. I hear that Mexico has asked for help. When is President Obama going to do what should have been done months ago, and send the Navy with the explosives necessary to stop that well, as former President Clinton suggested? It is well past due! Those wells off our coasts are definitely a great threat to national security, even I can see that. I saw on another news cast that BP objects to the use of explosives because enough to stop that well might interfere with production of others in the area!

    July 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  16. Sue R. Canton MI.

    I too hope this story doesn't go stale. they are not covering it as much anymore. out of sight ,,,out of mind. that's the way BP and our officials in washington want it to be.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  17. Libby ~ Anchorage, Alaska

    Grim Sleeper. Eeeeeek! :O

    July 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  18. paul

    I don't think we are being told the truth by the government or BP. When are we going to let scientists other countries help who have volunteered and let the media report this crisis as it unfolds the media has covered wars other catastrophes but why not this one and threatening people who get in soo many feet of booms and ships with felonies. I just don't understand keeping people away unless they're covering up something much bigger. ....

    July 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  19. lisal -canada

    it is so sad to hear about the oysters. i just recently learned that oysters have blood vessels and gills which extract oxygen, a heart, and kidneys to expel waste and purify the blood. wow.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  20. Renee

    I am getting a little sick of the BP commercials running on every station I watch on TV and the radio. It is like cultural brainwashing.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  21. Emily

    I wonder if those oysters are dying from the oil or the dispersant, or both?

    What are some of the potential side effects? (of eating the seafood to people, and how long the marine life will be effected)

    Does anyone know?

    July 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  22. steve dockeray

    Oil spill workers health
    Let us not forget that the EPA said it was safe to work in the 911 aftermath -– Both Search Dogs & rescue workers became sick & died 2) The BP spill just makes the point that Governments have become a Proxy arm of big business & nadda more

    steve dockeray
    milner bc
    canada

    July 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  23. Kevin McCary

    I agree the fishermen should dump the dead fish at bp headquaters

    July 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  24. Eric R.

    what do you do when they're all out of touch with reality ? none of them care about us ..... not even our own government

    July 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  25. Merl, Ohio

    If these ice crystals were blocking this so called cap, that's why we had oil escaping around it, then why didn't it seal the crack in the pipe before they cut it?

    July 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  26. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    There are 27,000 abandoned oil wells in the Gulf that no one, not the oil companies or the government, is checking for leaks.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  27. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Thanks for hosting tonight Dr. Sanja Gupta! I loved the health aspects from the oil spill.
    Good night friends!

    July 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  28. Chi

    New association with BP is "sick". Will they ever be honest?

    July 7, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  29. robin Faulkner

    I live in Vancouver BC Canada and I am surprised at how little coverage the oil spill gets in Canada. I race home from work every day to watch ac360 and get the latest! Canadian news gives it maybe 10 seconds.

    As a Canadian this scares the hell out of me. This spill is HUGE. Why are we not getting views from space on this. All I see on the TV are small batches of oil and tar balls. I think we all know how HUGE this is and HUGE it will be. How long until this reaches Cancun, cuba and the carribean!

    I cant believe watching this how little seems to be getting done. I understand that BP is British! Why doesnt Obama take away their oil rights, boot em out of the country, take the well over and use its residules to fully fight the slick and keep any and all revenues it makes over the years to repair the damage, help the sick etc.

    Thanks for listenting!

    July 7, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  30. Kevin McCary

    hurricane season is here and could make clean up hard

    July 7, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  31. Libby ~ Anchorage, Alaska

    Jo Ann, I like your dead fish idea! We should fill Tony what'shisname's sailboat full of dead fish so he can't race it anymore.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  32. Emily

    @Samantha,
    "I wonder if those workers back then signed a release form.."

    That's a really good point. I would think that if they did do that, BP would say that....that they have legal papers which prevents them from talking about it?

    July 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  33. Justin St. Louis MO

    Everyone sees this mess on tv i just came back from gulf shores and the beaches were black and there where big waves of oil coming in as i was standing on the beach it was the worst thing i have ever seen. And this whole thing about media not being allowed within 65 feet to the oil is crap they are on;ly doing that to keep the damage thats being recorded on the down low and its not fare. Things just keep happing in this world and its crazy you know whats next?

    July 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  34. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    The fishermen should march on Washington and demand action.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Betty Ann,
    I agree your both comments, Good point there!!!!!!

    July 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  36. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Even better, take the oysters and dump them in front of the WH.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  37. Chi

    @Sree Dont ask the octopus that Q cos that octopus is almost always right about German national football team only 😀

    July 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  38. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    The sad reality of this oysterman's job...throwing it back in the sea. Cannot believe it will take 10 years before the oysters come back...that's if we haven't fully destroyed the Gulf should this well gush for years to come.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  39. Renee

    On a brighter note, some of the pelicans from the spill area were released in Fort Desoto park in St. Petersburg, FL today. Reports say things are going well.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  40. Kevin McCary

    Thanks anderson and the ac360 crew for keeping every one informed on the oil spill

    July 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  41. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    @ David, Indiana – the pressure due to methane emissions is more as the well is drained and is at the peak when the well is around the mid-capacity. As the capacity crosses 60 and then 70%, the pressure slows down.

    The only gas we know of is methane right now. But, I am sure there are lots of others!

    With the hurricane season, I wonder what the ocean water currents are doing right now!! They could be taking the oil somewhere we dont even know

    July 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  42. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The fisherman should take all of their dead fish and dump them in front of the BP headquarters, better yet, in the front yard of the CEO.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  43. Sharon Hastings

    The oyster story is just so awful. This whole thing is so depressing and demoralizing.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  44. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    The new Dead Sea~

    July 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  45. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    So what kind of ill effects are going to happen from this decaying seafood .

    July 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  46. Merl, Ohio

    Please let us all remember, there is more than just BP drilling out there and look at the mess they gave us!

    July 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  47. Sharon Hastings

    Again, I don't want to let another show go by without thanking Anderson and CNN for keeping this story alive. Any coverage now from other media is minimal. If it was bad a month ago, it's worse now, right? Keep this story alive, please.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  48. David, Indiana

    Isn't there some reduction of pressure in the oil gushing from the well as oil continues to flow?

    July 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  49. Sue R. Canton MI.

    watching the relief well progress report.... although the damage is done,,I still try to have hope,, But like Sanjay said" What If "it doesn't work.and there are to many what ifs. This could gush till the well runs dry.Nobody knows how long that would be..

    July 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  50. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    @ Linda Reed
    "CNN and especially Anderson Cooper 360 is the only place to get an honest accurate update."

    Fully agree with you here. This show and the superb journalists have a high level of reporting integrity and accuracy. That's why I tune in night after night. You know they won't make anything up or exaggerate the stories told.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
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