Letter to the Editor: BP Oil Spill Research Update

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We recently received this note from Albert Blok, Clinical Research Coordinator at American Educational Research Association, and publish it here as a letter to the editor.


Left over oil and chemicals from the BP oil spill. See more images here. [Click on the image for a larger view]: Glynn Wilson


I’m a research coordinator for the Association of American Universities. Recently, I was visiting your site for research purposes, and came across a resource that no longer works. I did a little bit of digging and it turns out the page simply moved to a new address — an easy fix!

This is the page I am referring to on your site: Underwater Dispersants Approved by EPA, U.S. Coast Guard.

This is the reference that is no longer working: Deepwater Horizon Response Joint Information Center.

The website is down, so here is a good replacement resource that covers the oil spill:
Deepwater Horizon Response and Restoration.

If you decide to update your site, I was wondering if you would be open to including a couple of articles that I helped write addressing mercury in fish. I put a lot of time into this one and it’s very comprehensive.

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and its Aftermath.

What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish.

Of course, feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help!

Albert Blok
American Educational Research Association.

Of course we have an extensive archive of original coverage of BP’s Gulf Oil Spill and its Aftermath in The Locust Fork News-Journal.

© 2014, Glynn Wilson. All rights reserved.

  2 comments for “Letter to the Editor: BP Oil Spill Research Update

  1. May 29, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I got an identical email within the past week, asking me to update my blog. Only trouble is, the affiliation he’s claiming has the web site http://www.aera.net/, not the .org address he provides. I called AERA’s Washington office, and they have no staff member or even organization member named Albert Blok. I’m concerned that one or more of these links may be spam.

  2. May 30, 2014 at 6:30 am

    I don’t know about that. None of the links used in this story are spam. It looks like a legitimate update to me. Spam is e-mail you get trying to sell you something. This is not selling anything, just giving an update to a long-running story.

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